The rule of thumb that most manufacturers recommend for a Dock Lift’s lifting speed is 10 to 12 feet per minute. The majority of dock lifts have a vertical lift of 5’, so 10-12 fpm equates to approximately 25 to 30 second lift time. This would be the average speed requested for most applications. Pentalift can offer increased or reduced lift speeds by manipulating the flow of oil, adjusting the horse power or the pump on the associated power unit. The maximum lift speed that Pentalift offers on lift equipment is 30 feet per minute. Contact your Pentalift Sales Representative for more information.