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

Bottom Curtain

The bottom curtain is attached to the underside of the vertical dock leveler. When the vertical dock leveler is lowered to load or unload the truck the curtain

Warning Buzzer

The warning buzzer rings for 10 seconds any time the vertical storing dock leveler is activated to be lowered.

Continuous Pit Installation

A series of vertical storing dock levelers are installed on a continuous ledge. The main advantage of this type of installation is easier cleaning.

Individual Pit Installation

The vertical storing dock leveler is installed into a three sided pit. The advantage of this installation style is that the dock floor surface extends

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.

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...

Interlock Options – inflatable dock seal

A combination control panel is provided. A single control panel operates the inflatable dock seal or shelter, hydraulic dock leveler and / or vehicle restraint. The inflatable dock seal or shelter are connected to only activate when the dock leveler or vehicle restraint are in a predetermined state of use.

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.


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