Case Study: Custom Railboards Protect Forklift Tires
Industry: Paper/Pulp – Rail Shipping
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This paper mill’s traditional rail plates were causing damage to forklift tires and creating an unstable transition bump as forklifts traversed back and forth between warehouse and boxcar. Following a review of the customer’s needs, Dockzilla designed custom railboards that featured an exclusive three-sided lip chamfer, a flatter, minimized crown, and curbs recessed 8-inches to ensure forklifts a smoother transition and eliminate curb interference on the tires. With forklift tires costing over $2,000 per pair, the customer’s use of custom railboards resulted in a significant reduction in forklift tire replacement and has justified their investment. Although priced higher than competitive quotes, Dockzilla Railboards are being considered to systematically replace all of the paper mill’s remaining railboards.