Dock Leveler Conversion Kit contributes to dock safety.

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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.



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Hydraulic Dock Leveler Conversion Kit Turns Mechanical Leveler to Hydraulic Style


MILWAUKEE- The Rite-Hite Aftermarket Corporation introduced a Hydraulic Dock Leveler Conversion Kit today, which converts a mechanical style dock leveler into hydraulic style leveler. The mechanical dock leveler conversion kit features a hydraulic lifting system which at the push button lifts the dock leveler and helps increase loading dock safety.

"Rite-Hite Aftermarket has introduced this product in response to many customers asking us to help increase dock safety," Rite-Hite Aftermarket President and CEO Paul Maly said. "In a very short time, the Hydraulic Dock Leveler Conversion Kit is already improving the safety and efficiency of many loading docks across the country."

Rite-Hite Aftermarket's Hydraulic Dock Leveler Conversion Kit improves safety and ergonomics by eliminating dock personnel from bending when pulling a chain to lift a mechanical leveler. In addition, this new conversion kit eliminates the need of dock workers "walking" down the raised leveler.

The conversion kit also helps dock safety by replacing the mechanical safety legs with hydraulic velocity-fuse safety which provides unrestricted leveler service range above and below dock. Plus, since there are fewer mechanical moving parts, leveler maintenance costs are minimized.

Installation of the Rite-Hite Aftermarket Hydraulic Dock Lever Conversion Kit requires removal of all mechanical moving parts on the "underside of the leveler. The conversion kit easily fits Rite-Hite dock levelers and competitive brand mechanical dock levelers up to 6-feet wide and 10-feet long. Standard single-phase power or optional three-phase power can be used with the Hydraulic Conversion Kit.

The Rite-Hite Aftermarket Hydraulic Dock Leveler Conversion Kit includes: the hydraulic power unit, all hydraulic hoses and fittings, main "lifting" cylinder, lip cylinder, full-range toe guards, Safe-T-Strut® Support System, and push control box for easy activation.

For more information about the Hydraulic Dock Leveler Conversion Kit or any other Aftermarket products from the Rite-Hite Aftermarket Corporation, contact your local Rite-Hite Representative or the Rite-Hite Corporation, 8900 North Arbon Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53223. Phone: 414/355-2600. Fax: 414/355-4640 or call 1/800-465-0600. Or send an e-mail at info@ritehite.com.

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