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Hinged Bridgeplates

Hinged Bridgeplates
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Product Details

  • Hinged Bridgeplates are secured to the loading dock and hinge like a drawbridge to allow vehicle access.
  • Their permanent installation provides fast, safe access, whilst minimising manual handling effort when compared to a Dockplate.
  • Dock bumper supports, banksman or similar must be used to ensure correct vehicle alignment.
  • Features:
    • Built-in treadplate antislip finish
    • Manufactured from high tensile aluminium
    • Crowned and bevelled for smooth operation
    • Bend point 150mm in from the end of the plate; for compliance with BS EN 1398:2009 which calls for a minimum of 100mm engagement onto the vehicle bed.
    • Available in capacities from 500-4000kg.
    • A locking clamp is included, to prevent the plate from falling forward when stored in a vertical position (manual with standard hinge, automatic with steel hinge). Please note – the plate will lean back when stored in the vertical position; contact us for information on clearance requirements.
    • Optional chain lifting handles are recommended. Due to the weight of the plates, two handles are recommended for models marked with * (for two person operation).
    • A minimum of 150mm thick rubber dock bumpers are recommended to protect the product from vehicle impact.
  • Hinge Options (which must be purchased separately)
    • Standard aluminium hinge rail; the plate can be moved sideways along the rail.
    • Heavy duty steel piano-hinge; this does not allow sideways movement, but gives a smoother transition.

Model Details O/A W x L mm Span mm Height Differential mm
​Max Poss
Height Differential mm
​Max Recomm
Total Max Load Kg Weight Kg
BH4820 1220 x 510 550 62 45 4000 25
B4838* 1220 x 980 1020 145 100 1000 36
BH4838* 1220 x 980 1020 145 100 2250 44
B4843* 1220 x 1110 1150 164 115 1000 40
B4850* 1220 x 1280 1320 194 140 500 46
B6018 1524 x 460 500 53 40 3250 22
B6020 1524 x 510 550 62 45 3000 26
BH6020* 1524 x 510 550 62 45 4000 32
BH6026* 1524 x 670 710 88 60 4000 39
BH6038* 1524 x 980 1020 145 100 2500 55

Optional Extras

Item Description Weight Kg
HRCF-1 Hinge rail with clips and fixings in multiples of 2.5m lengths 15
HRC-1 Hinge rail with clips but no fixings in multiples of 2.5m lengths 15
PHF-1 Piano hinge with fixings (length to suit plate width) 25/m
PH-1 Piano hinge with no fixings (length to suit plate width) 25/m
HRH-1 Optional - Lifting handle -

Other Sizes & Capacities Available - Please Contact Us for Details