LOADING DOCK Bumpers500+ Skus | Ready to Ship
Loading dock bumpers are critical components of your warehouse protection plan and can help prevent major damage to vehicles, docks and buildings. Ideal Warehouse Loading Dock Bumpers offer best-in-class features and benefits. For the full story, contact our top sales team.
LEADERS IN LOADING
Long-time leaders in the dock bumper market, Ideal Warehouse Innovations has the ability to offer on-demand shipping for more than 500 dock bumper SKUs, warehoused across North America to facilitate quick-ship deliveries. Four product lines, plus customized accessories, ensure we can offer the best solution for virtually any dock environment.
DOCK BUMPERS ARE NOT ALL CREATED EQUAL
When you think about the job dock bumpers do (they get hit by trucks over and over… and over), paying as little as possible for them would seem to make sense. The question is, by saving a little now, will you be paying a lot later? The answer for high-traffic docks, is that the right bumpers can save money, reduce maintenance, avoid dock closures and minimize hassle long past the purchase period.
Dock bumpers save docks. And trailers. And money.
Properly positioned and maintained, dock bumpers protect: trailers being loaded, the loading dock (including concrete foundation), and all dock equipment (eg dock leveler, dock seal, etc.) The damage that results from an inadequately protected dock can add up fast.
BETTER PROCESS / BETTER BUMPER / BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Ideal Warehouse Innovations controls every aspect of the dock bumper production process. We cut, laminate, bend, weld and more, all in the name of ensuring the highest quality bumpers.
Our rubber bumpers are built from the toughest/most durable engineered rubber available – recycled truck tires. Truck tire vastly outperforms recycled conveyor belt material and molded rubber products.
An environmental choice, for every bumper we create, two tires are kept out of landfill.
The Cost of Dock Repairs
(A reminder from the product that helps you avoid them.)
Dock bumpers shred like cheese… unless you apply the SLIDE-effect™
The challenge for any dock bumper is less the “truck impact” (easy for us to say), than it is the abrasion caused during loading/unloading of the trailer. As the trailer rises and falls with the weight of the forklift and cargo, the truck/bumper contact point scuffs, scrapes and degrades. Over time, any bumper will wear away, literally shredded like cheese, to the point it no longer offers the protection your dock needs.
The last bumper you will ever have to install!!
Our new SLIDE-effect™ dock bumper incorporates a slide mechanism within the bumper assembly. The ‘spring & slide’ action allows the bumper to move up and down with the trailer to limit abrasion and extend the life of your dock equipment while reducing service calls.
And, should the tough, impact-absorbing, reclaimed truck tire rubber pad in the SLIDE-effect™ bumper ever need to be replaced, it can be swapped out, inexpensively, in under a minute and without tools.
For more information visit our SLIDE-effect™ page.
SLIDE-effect™ Patent Pending
The History (and future) of Dock Bumpers – White Paper
Our Dock Bumper Line Up
MAINTENANCE: When to replace a worn/damaged dock bumper
Replacing dock bumpers when they are worn or damaged is critical to preventing damage to surrounding dock equipment and building.
LOOK FOR SIGNS OF BUMPER FATIGUE:
Molded Rubber Dock Bumpers
- If they are cracked or chunking out
- If they are worn down by 1/2” or more
Laminated Dock Bumpers
- If side steel is rolled over or beginning to roll over
- If the rubber face has worn away by 3/8” or more
- If the bumper is not made with tire rubber
Steel Faced Dock Bumpers
- If it appears the face of the bumper has become severely bent and its impact absorption qualities can no longer function effectively
- SLIDE-effect™ Bumpers are installed with a permanent wall bracket and require little maintenance.
Still, the day will come, so look to replace when:
- Replace the bumper only once the sacrificial aluminum track system has worn thin or when the bumper is no longer sliding up and down during the loading operation.
- Ideal Warehouse provides full dock analysis and will specify the dock bumpers required to suit any application. We can provide good, better and best solutions.
LOADING DOCK BUMPER BRACKETS
For install-almost-anywhere convenience
Brackets and mounting plates make loading dock bumpers easy to install even on irregular or unconventional surfaces. Ideal Warehouse’s broad selection offer many options.