Mechanical Dock Levelers
Missouri Door and Dock specializes in mechanical loading dock leveler repair, maintenance, service and installation in the greater St. Louis area. We are accredited dealers for the products we carry and have trained technicians available to help you with any loading dock needs that you may have. These loading dock levelers are able to be utilized for a variety of applications. Maintenance and lubrication are extremely critical on mechanical loading dock levelers in order for them to be reliable. A major advantage mechanical loading dock levelers have over hydraulic units is that they do not require any power or electrical considerations to be located at the site of the leveler. Another advantage is that these dock levelers will operate in the event of a power outage in or at the facility, as they operate by releasing a hold down mechanism inside the leveler by physically pulling an external ring that connects to a chain. After the chain is pulled the leveler lifts upwards and the lip releases and rotates approximately 90 degrees. After this the leveler must be physically pushed down using the body weight of the operator which allows lip to rest on top of the trailer ﬂoor. When the transfer of goods and material is complete the chain is again pulled thereby releasing the mechanism, raising the dock and retracting the lip. The attendant will then walk down the dock into the stored position. Safety considerations for mechanical loading dock levelers are minimal but notable. It is important to consider full range toe guards as an option as they completely seal oﬀ the exposed area of a loading dock leveler when it is in a raised area eliminating the pinch point which can cause serious injury. Mechanical safety legs are the other safety feature found on this type of equipment. These safety legs mechanically stop the leveler from falling below level thereby eliminating another safety concern with mechanical loading dock levelers. As you can see, there loading dock levelers can be a great solution for loading and unloading equipment and material depending on your needs and application. For more information about which dock leveler is best for your application or a free quote please contact Missouri Door and Dock at 314-795-3184.