A dock leveler is a basic requirement for any functional loading dock. Without one, it is nearly impossible to load and unload semi-trailers of various heights. HOF Equipment Company carries an expansive range of dock leveler types, sizes, and capacities.
Mechanical dock levelers sit in front of the dock either in a pit or lagged to concrete. When a trailer arrives, a dock worker manually pulls a chain that raises the lip and then sets it down on the truck bed forming a bridge. Electric dock levelers are similar except the operation is electric hydraulic. A second type of leveler is the Edge of Dock Leveler that is welded and/or bolted to the edge of the dock. These may also be manual mechanical or electric. Edge of dock levelers are more compact and less expensive than regular dock levelers.
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