Pentalift Blog - Loading Dock Equipment News
March 3, 2015, 10:25 pm - Dock levelers are available to suit either a preformed pit installation or a “cast-in-place” pour in design. The pour in place design lowers the overall cost of the installation by eliminating any on-site forming, and minimizes labor required to commission the equipment. Preformed pit installations have more flexibility regarding the timing of delivery, and should the application change in the future they can be more easily removed and replaced. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
February 24, 2015, 5:38 pm - Why would a dock lift be preferred over a regular dock leveler? With the majority of loading docks being approximately 48” above the road or driveway, there are many more dock levelers in use than dock lifts. Applications that don’t have a 48” raised dock area will often require ground level loading. Hydraulic dock lifts provide a safe and efficient answer for this situation. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.
February 13, 2015, 11:54 am - Why is the Pentalogic valve so important on a hydraulic dock leveler? Conventional hydraulic dock leveler plumbing contains a number of individual valves and assorted fittings. The Pentalogic valve is a one piece machined housing that incorporates only two moving components. Fewer components, fewer chance of failure or hydraulic leaks developing. For more information, contact your Pentalift Sales Representative.
August 18, 2014, 1:20 pm - Dock Lifts can come in many forms and with many uses. Some are built into a pit while others are raised but stationary, and others still are portable. Dock Lifts can be manufactured to service virtually any trailer height with capacities of varying amounts. From ride on to hand propelled pallet trucks, a dock lift […]
August 7, 2014, 9:44 am - A nationally recognized company was planning a new entertainment facility in the Midwest, and after comparing product lines, contacted Pentalift’s local dealer to assist with the design of a safe and efficient loading dock. The customer’s requirements included accommodating a wide variety of trucks and trailers from courier to over-the-road models via two dock […]