The most significant benefit of converting a mechanical dock leveler to hydraulic is the safety and ease of single push button operation at the loading dock area. Converting to hydraulic eliminates the need to repetitively bend and pull the release chain and then walk the dock leveler downward into position on the truck. When successfully converted to hydraulic operation it’s now as easy as pushing a button. Any brand of mechanical dock leveler will require an ongoing maintenance program that includes adjustments and lubrication to keep the dock leveler performing satisfactorily. Even between scheduled maintenance inspections operational failures can occur resulting in additional cost and downtime at the dock area. Hydraulic dock levelers are recognized to be the most trouble free, cost effective and safe dock leveler to use. Converting a mechanical dock leveler to hydraulic operation immediately increases both the safety and efficiency at the loading dock area significantly.