DZ Series

Railboards

Portable Railboards by Dockzilla bridge the treacherous gap between boxcar and building floor to protect forklift operators and personnel at railcar loading docks. Built to remain steadfast during intense daily forklift traffic, our Railboards are deployed by rail shippers and major manufacturers to handle extremely heavy loads such as paper rolls and automotive shipments.

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Custom-engineered to accommodate the industry’s varying boxcar sizes and load capacities, Dockzilla Railboards automatically lock into place via D-Ring safety assemblies when installed by a forklift. To help forklifts navigate in and out of dimly-lit boxcars, these heavy steel Railboards — also called Deck Plates, Dock Plates, or Dock Boards, are painted yellow for high visibility.

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Customized rail dock plates reduce forklift tire damage and boxcar loading instability.

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Railboards In Action

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Features

Recessed Side Curbs:

  • Provides a smoother, more stable pathway into boxcars

 

3-Sided Lip Chamfer:

  • Minimizes costly damage to forklift tires when turning 90 degrees

 

Self-Locking D-Rings:

  • Ensures the Railboard locks into place on its own via D-ring assembly

 

5-Year Structural Warranty:

  • Heavy-steel design ensures long-term stability

Free Railboard Inspection

Despite their integral involvement in boxcar loading, Portable Railboards are often overlooked during routine safety inspections. To ensure that Railboards continue to safely bridge the gap between building floor and boxcar, Dockzilla offers a “Free Railboard Safety Inspection” program for rail shippers and their employees.  Our Free Railboard Safety Inspection should take roughly 20 minutes and is recommended every 30 days to identify rust, cracks, and sharp edges, or more critical issues that impact the Railboard’s integrity, such as bowing or missing D-Rings.

To conduct the 5-step inspection, simply download an Inspection Checklist and view a brief video for instructions, OR, contact us to schedule an inspection with a local loading expert.

Inspection Details

  • STEP 1: Visual & Manual Inspection – to determine if the board is in good condition
  • STEP 2: D-Rings Operation – to analyze D-Ring assemblies, ensure Railboard is self-locking
  • STEP 3: Lifting Mechanism – to inspect modifications and ensure it locks into place
  • STEP 4: Structural Integrity – check for cracking and bowing to avoid collapse
  • STEP 5: Underside of Railboard – ensure welding is intact and that no shortcuts have been taken

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