This page explains options that are common to Pentalift mechanical dock levelers. For more information on any of these options or Pentalift products, contact your Pentalift representative.

Two Position Mechanical Fall safe

Air powered fallsafe legs limit the dock levelers ability to travel below level. They come with a manual means of deactivation for instances where the dock leveler is to be utilized below level.

Below Level Control

A pull ring / chain is provided in the dock leveler deck. When the ring is pulled the dock leveler lip is slightly extended so that the dock leveler can be positioned below level.

Full Range Toe Guards

Full range toe guards cover the entire travel range of the dock leveler. Due to the fact that the dock leveler is upward bias, they are not a requirement on mechanical dock levelers

Weather Seal

A rubber (shown) or brush weather seal reduces the passing of outside elements into the facility by sealing the edges of the dock leveler deck against the dock pit.

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.

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.

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.

Epoxy Finish

Utilized to provide an upgraded level of paint finish for more demanding environments.

Lip Hinge Grease Fittings

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

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.

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