Hydraulic Dock Levelers meet needs of shippers.

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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.

Original Press Release:

Blue Giant Introduces Mantis Series Hydraulic Dock Levelers

Brampton, Ontario - May 2007 - Blue Giant has introduced a new line of hydraulic dock levelers with capacities from 25,000 to 40,000 pounds to meet the needs of shippers desiring a rugged, dependable dock with the operational ease and safety of hydraulic operation.

The Mantis Series hydraulic dock levelers feature single pushbutton activation for both the deck and lip that can be conveniently located on one remote, wall-mounted control station complete with an external reset button. A self-contained, TEFC maintenance-free, 1-hp power pack drives the leveler.

"The Mantis hydraulic levelers are based on the popular Mantis mechanical leveler platform unveiled at the International Door Show earlier this year," reports Steve Greco, Director of Sales & Marketing. "They share many of the same advanced structural features with the addition of an electro/hydraulic power source for easier operation and to interlock with other dock safety equipment."

The yieldable lip is designed to absorb in-coming trailer impact that can cause platform and trailer damage. In addition, the hydraulic lip cylinder increases operating efficiency and reduces maintenance requirements over mechanically actuated lips.

Safety features are paramount with full-operating-range toe guards; flush-mount, full-width rear hinge; V-grooved maintenance stand to support both the deck and lip; and a velocity fuse fall safe to prevent the platform from free-falling more than three inches if a truck departs prematurely while the dock is loaded.

Mantis docks are available in widths of 6, 6.5, and 7 feet and lengths of 6, 8, and 10 feet. Working range is 12 inches above to 12 inches below dock level. Lip extensions of 16 (standard), 18, and 20 inches are available. Optional features include a pour-in pan for new construction, under-deck support for three-wheel lift truck applications, and side and rear weather seals.

Blue Giant is a global leader in dock equipment, including hydraulic and mechanical dock levelers, vertical storing docks, dock lifts, lift tables, dock safety systems, and dock seals and shelters.

For more information on Blue Giant go to www.BlueGiant.com. Or contact Steve Greco at 800-668-7078 or sgreco@BlueGiant.com.

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