Expedite the transfer of your materials to and from your dock doors by using the proper loading equipment and dock accessories. Loading dock equipment, also called shipping or warehouse dock equipment, improves the efficiency and the overall safety of the loading dock area in your facility or warehouse. When used with forklifts and pallet jacks, these tools also increase access to load and unload tractor trailers or train cars.
Buying used material handling equipment can cut down on your dock operations costs. If you have any questions on the new or used equipment and safety products from Warehouse1, reach out today to speak with one of our in-house experts! Whether you’re looking for dock levelers, lights, yard ramps, or wheel chocks, our team will help you find what you need. Contact us or call at 888-558-1830.
Q. Why do I need a dump hopper?
A. A dump hopper is a cost effective way to turn your forklift into a scrap or refuse removal machine. These self-dumping hoppers are excellent for warehouses, construction sites, and any kind of metal or wood working shops.
Q. What is the most popular dump hopper size?
A. Dump hoppers come in a wide variety of sizes from 1/4 yard to 5 yards and capacities from 2000 lbs. to 6000 lbs. The most popular units that we sell are the 1 and 2 yard hoppers with a 2000 lb. capacity, but our design experts can help you decide the perfect size for your company based on the material size and weight that you will be loading.
Q. What is the difference between dock plates vs. boards?
A. A dock plate is for light, non-powered traffic. A dock board can be used for power traffic including forklift traffic if the board has the right capacity.
Q. What capacity dock board should I buy?
A. A good rule of thumb to calculate the capacity you will need is based on your forklift. If you have a 3 wheel forklift with a 3500 lb. capacity, you multiply 3500 x 4. If you have a 4 wheel lift, multiple the capacity by 3. This simple calculation will give you a standard needed capacity.
Q. Do all dock boards come with curb rail?
A. Yes, all boards come with curb rail to ensure dock safety. The rail also helps provide the support needed to carry substantial loads.