We Install & Repair Loading Dock Levelers
Benefits of Loading Dock Levelers
Dock levelers serve the purpose of bridging the gap between your loading dock and transport vehicles, effectively creating a seamless connection. This connection proves indispensable in facilitating the movement of cargo with forklifts. By utilizing a loading dock leveler, forklifts can navigate between the dock and the truck bed in a smooth and controlled manner. This not only ensures the safety of your employees but also safeguards your equipment from potential damage.
Furthermore, loading dock levelers play a pivotal role in enhancing staff productivity. By providing a stable and secure transition point, they enable quicker and more efficient cargo loading. This translates to reduced jolts and interruptions, allowing your staff to complete their tasks more rapidly. As a result, loading dock levelers become a vital asset in maintaining workplace safety, preserving equipment integrity, and optimizing overall operational efficiency.
There are many types of dock levelers to choose from:
- Pit levelers – Used to bridge the height difference between a loading dock and a truck or trailer bed. It provides a smooth and safe transition for loading and unloading goods.
- Rail Dock levelers – Simpler and more cost-effective compared to hydraulic dock levelers. They are suitable for smaller operations, temporary setups, or locations where a lower level of loading/unloading activity is expected.
- Edge of dock levelers – Unlike traditional pit-mounted dock levelers that require a recessed pit to be installed in the loading dock floor, edge-of-dock levelers are mounted directly to the edge or face of the loading dock.
Here at Northeast Overhead Door, we can help you choose the best loading dock leveler for your facility and install it quickly.
Dock Leveler Maintenance & Repair
Regularly scheduling maintenance for your loading dock leveler is essential for ensuring a secure working environment for your employees. By subjecting this vital equipment to routine inspections, you demonstrate your commitment to workplace safety. Through a comprehensive maintenance plan, you significantly reduce the likelihood of malfunctions and the need for expensive repairs. Additionally, consistent maintenance contributes to the prolonged lifespan of your equipment and mitigates the inevitable wear and tear that stems from daily usage.
In addition to installation, replacement, and maintenance, our offerings encompass comprehensive dock leveler repair services for diverse leveler types across Boston, Massachusetts. At Northeast Overhead Door, we recognize the disruptive impact that a malfunctioning or damaged dock leveler can have on your facility’s operations. Consequently, we are committed to swift and meticulous action in addressing the issue at hand.
Affiliated Force Mechanical Leveler
Affiliated Force’s Mechanical Dock Levelers are the economical and safe solution for basic loading dock applications. They are manually operated and easy to use. To operate, simply pull the release chain located at the rear of the deck; the dock will rise and the lip will extend; at which point the dock leveler can be walked down onto the truck bed for safe loading or unloading. This reliable deep tooth ratchet hold-down system is designed with positive locking traction that increases safety and reduces maintenance.
Affiliated Force Pro-Dock Hydraulic Conversion Kit
Affiliated Force Pro-Dock Hydraulic Conversion Kit is an economical alternative to replacing an existing Mechanical dock leveler. This upgrade costs considerably less than the cost of fully replacing the existing Mechanical dock leveler with a new hydraulic dock leveler and dramatically reduces down time and repair costs.
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