Dock Levelers

Material Handling & Storage

Dock Leveler targets climate-controlled facilities.

November 17, 2014

Operated using Blue Genius™ Gold Series I Touch Control Panel, VL Vertical Storing Dock Leveler features IntelliTilt™ technology, which uses precision-based inclinometer to ensure safe and accurate dock positioning. SmartFloat™ allows deck to seamlessly match trailer movement during loading and unloading. With no dirt entrapment points, EasyClean™ deck hinge configuration preserves hygiene levels and enables smooth cross-docking at any grade angle. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Material Handling & Storage

Pentalift Dual Dock Solution

August 13, 2014

A nationally recognized company was planning a new entertainment facility in the Midwest, and after comparing product lines, contacted Pentalift’s local dealer to assist with the design of a safe and efficient loading dock. The customer’s requirements included accommodating a wide variety of trucks and trailers from courier to over-the-road models via two dock positions. In order to... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Material Handling & Storage

Discover the loading dock combo which accommodates every size of truck and trailer

August 8, 2014

A nationally recognized company was planning a new entertainment facility in the Midwest, and after comparing product lines, contacted Pentalift's local dealer to assist with the design of a safe and efficient loading dock. The customer's requirements included accommodating a wide variety of trucks and trailers from courier to over-the-road models via two dock positions. In order to fulfill... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products

A Custom 16 Foot Hydraulic Dock Leveler Ships Overseas

June 13, 2014

When an international trading manufacturer of electronic components contacted a Pentalift distributor with a unique loading dock application, Pentalift’s in-house engineers designed a dock leveler for their specific needs. The existing dock height was 43”, the trucks to be loaded were as high as 62”. This significant height differential would have caused a dangerous percentage of... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

16 Foot Dock Leveler Ships Overseas

June 6, 2014

When an international trading manufacturer of electronic components contacted a Pentalift distributor with a unique loading dock application, Pentalift's in-house engineers designed a dock leveler for their specific needs. The existing dock height was 43", the trucks to be loaded were as high as 62". This significant height differential would have caused a dangerous percentage of platform... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Transportation Industry Products

29 New Loading Dock Positions are Added to Wood Fireplace Manufacturer's Growing Facility

May 15, 2014

When an innovative designer and manufacturer of wood stoves, gas grills, and fireplaces realized their continued market success and expanding product line required additional manufacturing facilities, including new loading dock positions, they began searching for the right product. Since the first wood stove rolled off their production line in the mid-seventies, their commitment was to be... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Transportation Industry Products

Curlin Excited to Add Industry Innovator Kelley Loading Dock Equipment to Product Line

January 17, 2014

Tampa, Florida – Curlin, a leader in designing, engineering and deploying solutions for warehousing and manufacturing companies, is now offering the Kelley line of hydraulic, air-powered and mechanical dock levelers, energy saving dock seals, STAR Vehicle Restraints and Dock Shelters. Kelley, known for inventing the world's first counterbalanced dock leveler in 1954, has a history of... Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Transportation Industry Products

Raised Vehicle Restraint Offers Safety, Value, and Performance

October 26, 2012

A large international manufacturer of plastics components selected Pentalift dock equipment for a major manufacturing facility. The equipment selected was 64 hydraulic dock levelers, 64 RVR32 vehicle restraints and 64 Model PS-200 dock seals. The plastics manufacturer determined that Pentalift was able to offer them a better design and value than other potential dock equipment manufacturers. ... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Universal Dock Levelers withstand heavy usage.

April 30, 2010

Offered in 4 rated capacities from 30,000-45,000 lb, U-Series is comprised of hydraulic, mechanical, and vertical models. Each universal dock, to withstand heavy use, features minimum of 6 U-beams welded at dynamic impact points on underside of deck. Single lip hinge pin enables strengthened and evenly distributed load, while continuous one-piece headboard intensifies strength of deck's front structure. To compensate for canted truck beds, products flex up to 4 in. under load. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Edge-of-Dock Levelers provide smooth top-plate transitions.

July 15, 2008

MD Comfort Series hydraulic levelers (MD-CH), controlled via remote-mounted, single-push-button NEMA 4 station, use 2 cylinders to operate deck/lip and come in 72 and 78 in. widths. Featuring spring-balanced lifting system operated via comfort-grip handle that also functions as maintenance stand, mechanical levelers (MD-CM) come in 66, 72, and 78 in. widths. Both types have 30,000 lb max operating capacity and working ranges of 5 in. above to 5 in. below dock level. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Transportation Industry Products

Dock Leveler facilitates trailer loading and unloading.

May 13, 2008

Designed to promote safety and productivity, Z-Deck(TM) Truck Leveler provides full-width access to virtually any load by raising trailer to appropriate dock height for loading/unloading. Trailers can be serviced at or above dock height due to Z-shaped deck design that helps minimize slope of lifting surface. This adds to safety by keeping tires even and reduces opportunity for trailers to move away from dock. Surface-mounted solution does not require below-grade pit. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Transportation Industry Products

Dock Levelers facilitate freight loading and offloading.

October 31, 2007

Available in capacities from 20,000-25,000 lb, Edge of Dock Leveler (EP) automatically returns to stored position when truck leaves, and features self-storing handle and bumper and bumper blocks. Optimum dock height for conventional trailers is 51 in., and proper dock height for refrigerated equipment is 55 in. Widths of 72 and 78 in. are available, while refrigerated lip is optional. With Lo-Dock Leveler (LD), users can raise height of their present dock as much as 11 in. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

RHV Vertical Storing Hydraulic Dock Leveler from Rite-Hite Provides Smooth Transition to Reduce Dock Shock

August 22, 2007

February 22, 2007<4444>Rite-Hite Corporation has redesigned its RHV Vertical Storing Hydraulic Dock Leveler to minimize the potential for chronic personnel injuries and product and equipment damage at the loading dock resulting from dock shock. The RHV is specifically engineered to provide the smoothest transition from the warehouse floor to the trailer bed. Additionally, the RHV helps maintain... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Hydraulic Dock Levelers meet needs of shippers.

June 5, 2007

Offering capacities from 25,000-40,000 lb, Mantis Series features yieldable lip that absorbs incoming trailer impact to prevent platform and trailer damage. Single pushbutton activation, for deck and lip, can be located on one remotely wall-mounted control station, complete with external reset button. Equipped with various safety features, series comes in 6, 8, or 10 ft lengths and 6, 6.5, or 7 ft widths. Working range is 12 in. above to 12 in. below dock level. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Dock Levelers offer mechanical or hydraulic operation.

January 22, 2007

Suited for mid- to high-volume shippers, Mantis Series comes in 6, 8, and 10 ft lengths and 6, 6.5, and 7 ft widths. Working range is 12 in. above to 12 in. below dock level, and 16, 18, and 20 in. lip extensions are available. In addition to capacities from 25,000-40,000 lb, series features yieldable lip that absorbs shocks from backing in trailers; V-grooved maintenance stand; full-operating-range toe guards; and fall safe devices. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Dock Leveler uses air-powered technology.

October 24, 2006

Available in 25,000-50,000 lb capacities, AIRDOCK features reinforced, PVC-coated, single chamber air bag that eliminates friction wear and tear and is suitable for all environments and extreme weather conditions. In stored position, air bag is completely protected from blowing dust, snow, rain, and debris as well as foreign objects in pit area. Auto-Descent(TM) lip extension uses natural weight of deck to activate lip without compromising power from lifting mechanism. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Material Handling & Storage, Transportation Industry Products

Modular Dock Bridge offers 15,000 lb capacity.

October 24, 2005

Designed to span gap between warehouse and trailer, LoadHog(TM) mounts to warehouse floor using 4 anchor bolts and requires no concrete work. Unit stores inside warehouse and allows dock door to close tight against floor. Arc design and raised side housings provide structural integrity that withstands 3- and 4-wheel forklift traffic. Available in 5, 6, and 7 ft widths, dock bridge features 17 in. pre-ramp for smooth transition from warehouse to deck. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Dock Levelers minimize worker exposure to jolts.

June 6, 2005

Series RHH, RHA, and RHM are hydraulic, air-powered, and mechanical loading dock levelers that address risk of back injuries by minimizing jolts to lift truck drivers crossing leveler platform and warehouse floor. Rear hinge create smooth transition, while 2-point crown control provides seamless crossing from leveler to truck bed. All models have SAFE-T-STRUT maintenance support strut for safe pit access during maintenance, and meet or exceed ANSI MH30.1 standards. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Dock Leveler Conversion Kit contributes to dock safety.

November 8, 2004

Dock Leveler Conversion Kit turns mechanical style leveler into hydraulic unit, eliminating need for dock personnel to bend when pulling chain to lift mechanical lever. Kit replaces mechanical safety leg with hydraulic velocity-fuse safety, which provides unrestricted service range above and below dock. Kit fits Rite-Hite and competitive brand mechanical dock levelers up to 6 x 10 ft. Standard single-phase power or optional 3-phase power can be used. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products

Truck Levelers have dual hydraulic pressure lines.

March 13, 2003

Truck levelers used to align truck bed with raised concrete loading dock have capacities of 50,000 and 60,000 lbs. Units have platform sizes of 10 x 14 ft up to 11 x 20 ft and come with approach ramp, 5 hp power unit, metal safety skirting, and push button controls. Units have dual hydraulic pressure feed lines and anti-interflow hydraulic system to prevent oil from transferring between the cylinders. Read More