Dock Leveler Lifting Bar

Dock leveler lifting bar is used to lift dock leveler using a fork lift truck. The bar attaches to the dock leveler simply, utilizing the threaded lifting nuts supplied in the dock leveler deck assembly.

Foam Insulation

The primary purpose of foam insulation is to reduce condensation on the dock leveler deck surface due to significant temperature differences from inside to outside.

Hot Dip Galvanizing – Things to know

Hot dipped galvanizing is a coating that is applied to metal to provide  unmatched corrosion protection and resistance. Hot dip galvanizing is well suited to vertical storing dock levelers that will be utilized in wash down applications.

Installation – Pour In

This option reduces the overall costs in new installations. Concrete can be poured around the dock leveler during the floor pour of the building. All installation welding is completed at the factory.

Curb Angle Assembly

Steel angle iron with tab anchors welded along it are provided and embed into the edges of the dock leveler pit. The curb angle provides a metal edge to weld the dock leveler to during installation...

Shim Kits

Shim kits are utilized to facilitate the installation of the dock leveler into a pit that is deeper than the standard pit depth.

Free Standing Frame

If floor space is at a premium a free standing frame assembly can be used to install a dock leveler on the exterior of the building.

Lip Length

There are three standard lengths of air/hydraulic powered dock leveler lips, 16”, 18", and 20". Â The length of dock leveler lip required depends on various factors including but not limited to:

Tapered Lip

The dock leveler lip is tapered narrower on the end that is positioned on the truck. This option was required more in the past when 7ft wide dock levelers were to be utilized and when trailers were generally narrower than today. Tapering of the lip reduces the effective width of the dock leveler and is not required in most cases.


HDRS Series Roll-Off Stop Lip Dock Leveler

The HDRS series roll-off stop lip dock leveler is designed and built to provide all the benefits of the series HD dock leveler with the additional benefit of providing a formidable barrier.

Lip Hinge Grease Fittings

Lip hinge grease fittings facilitate the application of grease to the dock leveler lip hinge.

Vehicle Restraint Interlock

A combination control panel is provided and operates the Air/hydraulic dock leveler and the vehicle restraint from a single panel. The hydraulic dock leveler is interlocked to the vehicle restraint. The air/hydraulic dock leveler cannot operate until the truck / trailer has been properly engaged by the vehicle restraint.


Interlock Options – Overhead door kit

A limit switch and a mechanism for activating the limit switch by the overhead door is provided. This interlock prevents the dock leveler from being activated if and when the overhead door is positioned in the operating path of the air/hydraulic dock leveler. This option avoids damage to the OHD door by the air/hydraulic dock leveler.

Weatherseal – Rubber

A rubber weather seal reduces the passing of outside elements into the facility by sealing the edges of the dock leveler deck against the dock pit. Can be installed on the sides and / or rear of the dock leveler. Facilitates energy savings.


Weatherseal – Brush

Seals the edges of the dock leveler deck to prevent and reduce energy loss. In addition to reducing energy loss brush weather seal reduces the entry of vermin into the facility. Brush weather seal typically has a longer life then the rubber weather seal. Can be installed on the sides and / or rear of the dock leveler. Facilitates energy savings and vermin entry control.

Weatherseal – EnergyMax Seal System

The Pentalift EnergyMax weather seal system is the highest level weather seal option available. It consists of 3 weather seal strips  installed on each of the two sides of the dock leveler. The weather seals are constructed from abrasion and tear resistant vinyl. The seals are positioned in a manner to minimize air exchange while the dock leveler is in use, through the working range of the dock leveler as well as when the dock leveler is in the stored position. Installed on the sides of the dock leveler. Facilitates energy savings and vermin entry control.

Power Supply Voltages

The power supply voltages available include 115 and 220 volt single phase. 380 3 phase 50 hertz voltage is also available. 3 phase voltages are recommended where possible to avoid any line loss issues.

Controls – Auto Return to Stored Position

This option allows the dock leveler to automatically reposition itself to the stored position on the departure of the truck trailer.

Controls – Deck Stop

This option offers the operator the ability to stop the travel of the dock leveler deck  by pushing a button. It also allows the dock leveler lip to be extended at any point in the deck...

Controls – Auto Return + Deck Stop Combo

This is the combination of auto return and deck stop in one panel.

Control and Power Unit Stanchion

Control and power unit stanchion provides the ideal means to install and locate the electrical control panel and the hydraulic power unit(s) in applications where access to the interior wall adjacent to the dock leveler is impaired.

Dock Leveler Length

Dock levelers are available in 6 and 8 ft lengths. Longer lengths are utilized when the difference in height between the loading dock floor and the truck to be serviced increases.

Dock Leveler Width

Dock levelers are typically available in 6, 6.5 and 7 ft wide (nominal) sizing. The width of the dock leveler is dependent on the width of trucks being loaded / unloaded and configuration of loads.

Dock Leveler Capacity – Understanding Loading Dock Capacity

Capacity is one of the most critical specifications to determine when selecting the dock leveler. It is extremely important to fully consider and properly