In its simplest form a dock leveler is an adjustable ramp that provides lift truck access from the warehouse floor to the truck bed. Dock leveler deck cant allows the dock leveler deck and lip assembly to flex up to 4” laterally or from side-to- side. Typically incoming truck beds are pretty much level from side-to-side with the warehouse floor. However if there is an uneven build-up of snow, ice or debris outside the building the incoming truck bed can be parked on an angle with one corner of ... Read More
As standard dock lifts are supplied with removable guard rails. At the time of manufacture the guard rails are bolted to a threaded plate that is welded to the dock lift platform. These guard rails are now removable however they require hand tools to first remove the locking bolts, 4 locking bolts per guard rail. Based on the amount of work required and the time involved removing this style of guard rail is not a common practice to do repetitively. Another option... Read More
The most significant benefit of converting a mechanical dock leveler to hydraulic is the safety and ease of single push button operation at the loading dock area. Converting to hydraulic eliminates the need to repetitively bend and pull the release chain and then walk the dock leveler downward into position on the truck. When successfully converted to hydraulic operation it’s now as easy as pushing a button. Any b... Read More
Under normal operating conditions the truck is backed into position at the loading dock and the trailer door is opened. The attendant operates the dock leveler, the dock leveler deck raises and the hydraulic lip extends. The dock leveler is then lowered into position with the extended hydraulic lip resting on the bed of the truck. After the loading is completed the attendant returns the dock leveler to the closed stored position, that’s what is supposed to happen. However should the truck depart the loading d... Read More

Air Powered Dock Levelers offer trouble free performance

Air Powered Dock Levelers are designed to provide superior product value through prolonged, trouble-free performance. Convenient push button activation increases the efficiency and safety of the loading/unloading process. Pentalift AD Series Air Powered Dock Levelers provide superior performance in high frequency and abusive environment applications.

Air Powered Dock Levelers have fewer moving parts

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Rainstop RS800 helps make the rain go away!

Had enough of the rainy season? Feel like you need to build an arc?! Dock seals are not enough. Improve dock safety and worker morale. Provide shelter from the rain. Typical docks have a slight decline approach. When rain water hits the top of the trailer it runs back in the building. This causes product damage and slippery, unsafe conditions on your loading dock. The Rainstop uses a stiffly sprung five and a half inch foam filled header curtain. Thi... Read More

Hydraulic Conversion Kit upgrade

A Pentalift universal conversion kit upgrades an existing dock leveler to fully hydraulic activation. Each kit contains all necessary components for a complete conversion to an easy-to-use, low maintenance design. It is designed to fit a wide variety of dock levelers including competitive brands. A conversion kit is an economical alternative to replacing an existing dock leveler. The upgrade also reduces down time and repair costs. Pentalift conversion kits eliminate the ongoing maintenance typ... Read More

Roll-Off Stop Lip adds Extra Safety

Roll-Off Stop Lip Levelers have an extra safety measure versus standard levelers that can help prevent forklifts from falling off the dock when the door is open and there is no trailer secured to the door opening. The extra feature is a vertical roll-off stop lip that stands up at the edge of the dock when the dock is in the pa... Read More

An edge of dock is an effective alternative to a manual dock plate. The equipment can easily be removed or transferred to another site. The down side of an edge of dock application is that it is only primarily designed for light duty applications involving pallet trucks or carts. The leading reason for a company to purchase an edge of dock would be because of its price and application. Edge of docks are available in both can be manual or hydraulic both being very easy to operate. Contact a