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