Dock bumpers are designed to protect the loading dock, building and equipment from impact by docking trailers. Weighing in at well over 40,000 lbs., a fully loaded trailer can cause costly damage to the dock if the shock is not absorbed by properly applied bumpers. No two loading docks are the same.
There are a number of different types of dock bumpers:
Steel Faced Laminated Dock Bumpers
For use where severe abrasion from up and down trailer movement is experienced (air-ride trailers, yard jockeys, etc.) and in any material handling application where the greatest dock protection is required
Laminated Rubber Dock Bumpers
A durable method of protecting loading docks in low to medium traffic applications. Can be used as rub rails at the sides of truck wells and wall protection to absorb forklift impacts.
Customized construction features can accommodate unusual anchoring conditions (i.e. flat plate on one side for welding to dock leveler curb angle).
Molded Dock Bumpers
An economical method of protecting loading docks in low to medium traffic situations. Can be used as rub rails at the sides of truck wells and as wall protection to absorb fork lift impacts.
Extruded Rubber D Bumper
An economical way to create added protection across long areas. For use with incidental impact areas in factories and warehouses. Can be used as rub rails and wall protection against accidental equipment abrasion.