Loading Dock Solutions Buyers Guide

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US Netting has taken the concepts behind common loading dock barriers made with static materials such as metal guard arms, chains, and screens, and improved upon them in every way. The Defender Gate™ safety barriers provide extreme protection unlike dock safety chains and PVC arms which provide little to no protection. Our barrier gates are man made in the USA with an all steel construction. We remain unmatched when it comes to strength, quality and customer service.

We have listed as much information as we could about the purchase and installation of our gates below.

Measurement Diagrams

Ultimate Defender Gate Dimensions

Defender Gate Dimensions

Standard Gate Dimensions

Ultimate Defender Gate Bollard Dimensions

Defender Gate/Standard Gate Bollard Dimensions

Compare & Contrast

Wall Mounted Loading Dock Safety Nets

Reasons To Buy
  • Easy installation
  • Low-cost
  • Excellent personnel barrier
  • Debris catching model available
  • Install almost anywhere
Why You May Want Something Else
  • Not for stopping motorized vehicles
  • Attaching and un-attaching is slower than gate models

Post Mounted Loading Dock Safety Nets

Reasons To Buy
  • Superior strength as compared to wall mounted models
  • Posts offer upright protections for the dock door uprights
Why You May Want Something Else
  • Must be installed on a level concrete floor
  • Attaching and un-attaching is slower than gate models

Defender Gate Ultimate

Reasons To Buy
  • All steel construction
  • Protects against motorized vehicles
  • Lockable
  • OSHA Compliant
  • Install almost anywhere
Why You May Want Something Else
  • Heavy duty solution not needed
  • Most expensive solution

Defender Gate Standard

Reasons To Buy
  • Double rung for extra guardrail coverage
  • Prevents personnel from crawling or rolling underneath
  • All-steel construction
  • Locking latch
  • Best seller
Why You May Want Something Else
  • Must be installed on a level concrete floor
  • Drilling into floor required
  • Not rated to stop motorized vehicles

Standard Safety Gate

Reasons To Buy
  • Functional in tight areas
  • Effortless opening and closing
  • All-steel construction
  • Most economical of the gate products
Why You May Want Something Else
  • Not as durable as the defender gate or ultimate Defender Gate
  • Single gate rung does not protect against slips or personnel crawling under
  • Drilling into floor required
  • Must be installed on a level concrete floor
  • Not rated to stop motorized vehicles

Our Tradition of Custom Made Products

Our expert's hand make every loading dock solution. Customize to meet any specifications. In-house metal fabrication facilities allow us to create custom posts, attachment points, and other hardware as well.

If you need a custom built net, posts, gates or hardware attachment, we will contact you to develop the loading dock safety net or barrier system that your application requires. No job is too big or too complicated.

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