Loading docks are usually installed in a preformed pit or self-forming enclosure. On occasion, a dock leveler pit cannot be prepared due to electrical wiring, plumbing etc. under the floor slab. This restricts the ability to cut a pit. In this case, a structural frame is manufactured to match the dock height. A dock leveler, complete with dock bumpers are installed within this structural frame.
Think of it as a dock leveler extended beyond the front of the existing building in a free standing frame.
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