When a truck backs up to a loading dock, the rubber dock bumpers stop the truck and provide protection to the building foundation from the trucks impact.
When trucks are being loaded/unloaded, the bed of the truck moves up and down as the lift truck drives on and off the truck. This up and down movement grinds the back of the truck on the face of the dock bumper. This loosens lag bolts and often leads to cracked concrete.
Steel faced dock bumpers offer the same cushioning effect but the truck bed “slides” up and down on the face of the dock bumper greatly reducing the stress on the anchor bolts.
Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.