Why is There Low Profile Dock Lifts and Conventional Pit Model Dock Lifts?

There are pros and cons to low profile dock lifts and conventional pit model dock lifts. Low profile dock lifts do not have to be installed in a pit. They are equipped with an approach ramp and surface installed. This serves as an advantage because there is no pit construction required and if the dock lifts needs to move to a different location, it can be easily accomplished. This being said, a low profile dock lift cannot handle the same capacity as a conventional pit installed dock lift. Low profile dock lifts have platform sizes that range from 5’Wx8’L to 8’Wx10’L with capacities that range from 4000lbs – 8000lbs. Pit installed dock lift platforms range from 4’Wx7’L to 8’Wx12’L with capacities that range from 3000lbs – 20,000lbs.

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