Surface Mount Dock Lifts require no pit.

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Suitable for leased or temporary buildings, Series SMDDL offers lowered height of 5 in. and fully raised height of 58 in. enabling lifts to access loads on truck beds of any height and transfer them to fixed height loading dock or to grade level. Built-in 30 in. ramp creates 9° slope, providing pallet jack accessibility. Available in 4,000, 5,000, and 6,000 lb capacities with 6 x 6 or 6 x 8 ft platform sizes, hydraulic lifts have heavy tubular legs and cross members to minimize deflection.

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Surface Mount Dock Lift Requires No Pit

PORTLAND, ME — New Surface Mount Dock Lifts from Southworth provides users all the convenience and versatility of a permanent scissor dock lift without the expense or hassle of digging a pit, making them ideal for leased or temporary buildings. With a lowered height of just 5” and fully raised height of 58” the Surface Mount Dock Lift can access loads on truck beds of any height and transfer them to a fixed height loading dock or to grade level. A built in 30” ramp creates a gentle 9° slope, providing easy pallet jack accessibility. Diamond tread on the deck, bridge plate, and access ramp also promote excellent traction.

Designated the SMDDL, lifts features an extra wide base and plate rollers for increased stability throughout the travel range. Models are available in 4000, 5000, and 6000 lb. weight capacities with platform sizes of 6’ x 6’ or 6’ x 8’. Heavy tubular legs and cross members minimize deflection and provide level handling of off-center loads. The unit’s hydraulic system uses biodegradable fluid to eliminate potential environmental hazards. An optional portability package for easy relocation of the lift is available.

Other features include: Pushbutton control with keyed lockout; fully adjustable downspeed; velocity fuse protection; lubricated for life pins, rollers and bushings. Southworth Surface Mount Dock Lifts come with 2-years parts and labor warranty and a 10-years structural warranty.

All Southworth dock lifts meet or exceed ANSI Standard MH29.1, Safety Requirements for Industrial Scissors Lifts.

For more information, contact Brian E. McNamara, President, Southworth Products Corp, P.O. Box 1380, Portland, ME 04104-1380, TEL: (207) 878-0700, FAX: (207) 797-4734, e-mail:,

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