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WHICH LOADING DOCK LEVELER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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There are many kinds of dock leveler designs on the market, so it is necessary to decide which type of dock leveler is most suitable for your application. Industry, trailer type, number of shifts and total truck load are important factors to be considered in the study. Read on to learn more about the industry and application options for different dock levelers.


Types of Loading Dock Levelers

Edge of Dock Levelers


There are two operation schemes for the loading dock leveler installed on the building surface (excluding the concrete pit). First, the edge of the loading platform can be mechanically operated through the operating handle. Use the operating handle to manually lift the platform from the storage position and put it into the trailer bed. Secondly, it can be hydraulically operated by simple two buttons (up and down). Both are good choices because they serve vehicles with the least change in bed height.

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Mechanical Dock Levelers


A type of pit style loading dock leveler that is manually operated. Different from the mechanical edge of dock leveler, mechanical dock levelers are installed into a pit at the loading dock door and require an operator to pull a chain to activate the leveler and then place it in the back of the trailer bed. These are both cost-effective options for facilities who experience basic shipping / receiving needs with lighter weight materials being transferred.

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Vertical Dock Levelers


Vertical dock levelers can be utilized with a dock configuration that allows the trailer doors to swing open into the building after the trailer is docked, which offers facilities the ability to save money through lower energy bills, better loss prevention and increased productivity.

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Hydraulic Dock Levelers


The loading dock leveler does not require manual zipper or operating handle of dock staff. The hydraulic dock leveler deck and lip can be lifted and lowered by pressing the button, which can handle higher total weight and frequency loads. A rhythmic facility is likely to transfer more demanding goods.

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Scissor Lift Tables

A scissor lift table is a good tool to lift the working face to a comfortable working height. Back injuries are common in manual labor. Over time, repeated bending and lifting will pay a price. A solution to reduce damage is a scissor lift table; Whether loading and unloading vehicles or stacking shelves, scissors lift eliminates the burden of heavy package handling for operators.

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