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Used Dock Levelers

Dock levelers connect the difference in distance and height between the warehouse floor and truck or trailer. These help to speed up loading and unloading trucks of varying heights. By adjusting the height of your existing loading dock to the height of a truck with a used dock leveler, workers will be able to slide products onto the leveler. This reduces employee fatigue and the risk of injury. Businesses will see an improvement in productivity and streamlined operations.

Used Kelly APS 2000® Vehicle Restraint
Used Kelly APS 2000® Vehicle Restraint
  • Reduce Dock Accidents
  • Long-Lasting Durability
  • Low Maintenance
Used Kelly FX-6X8 Dock Leveler
Used Kelly FX-6X8 Dock Leveler
  • Air Powered
  • Model: FX-6X8
  • Out of Stock

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Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Dock Levelers

Used dock levelers at ASI have a capacity of up to 20,000 lbs. and are lifted and lowered hydraulically. All used dock equipment is tested and inspected prior to shipment to ensure we are providing you with a quality used product.

Dock levelers are used when your facility’s loading docks are close to the same height as the floor of the truck. They are used to bridge the gap between the dock and the trailer during loading and unloading. The trailers are not always the same height so the dock leveler moves up or down to accommodate. This allows for forklifts to smoothly transport products in and out of trailers.

Dock levelers, also known as pit levelers, are typically recessed style, meaning they are contained within the recess beneath the dock door and the floor surface. They are typically rated for higher capacities than dock plates and on par with dock boards. Call ASI today; we can help you determine which type of used dock equipment is right for your specific application.

What is the difference between buying new or used dock levelers? Used dock levelers will save you a lot of money but will also contain surface wear. This is nothing to be concerned about because a new dock leveler will have that same wear after being used a few times. It does not compromise the factory rated capacity of the equipment.

Would we recommend buying used? ASI got into the business of selling used equipment to save people money while still providing them with top quality used material handling equipment. We would highly recommend buying used dock equipment. Just make sure you are buying from a trustworthy source that will inspect their used equipment to ensure quality prior to shipment.

Advantages of Mezzanine Stairways

Dock levelers offer many different advantages in commercial loading and unloading operations, including:

  • Increased Efficiency: Dock levelers help to bridge the height difference between the loading dock and the delivery truck, allowing for smooth and efficient loading and unloading of goods. This reduces the time required to load and unload the truck, increasing productivity and reducing labor costs.
  • Improved Safety: Dock levelers provide a safer working environment for employees and reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. They prevent trucks from tipping over or rolling away from the dock, and prevent employees from falling off the dock.
  • Greater Flexibility: Dock levelers allow loading and unloading of various types of vehicles with different bed heights, making them suitable for a variety of trucks and trailers. This flexibility makes them a versatile choice for warehouses and distribution centers.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Dock levelers require minimal maintenance compared to other loading and unloading equipment, reducing repair and replacement costs.
  • Cost-effective: Dock levelers offer an affordable loading and unloading solution that can be customized to fit the specific needs of a business. They also help to improve operational efficiency and reduce labor costs, making them a cost-effective solution for many businesses.

Dock Leveler Applications

Dock levelers are commonly used in commercial and industrial loading dock operations. They can be used in a wide range of applications, including:

  • Warehouses: Dock levelers are commonly used in warehouses to facilitate the loading and unloading of goods from delivery trucks.
  • Distribution Centers: Dock levelers are used in distribution centers to improve the efficiency of the loading and unloading process, which is critical in high-volume operations.
  • Manufacturing Facilities: Dock levelers are used in manufacturing facilities to load and unload raw materials and finished products.
  • Retail Stores: Dock levelers are used in retail stores for receiving goods and restocking inventory.
  • Food Processing Plants: Dock levelers are used in food processing plants to safely load and unload food products.
  • Cold Storage Facilities: Dock levelers are used in cold storage facilities to maintain temperature-controlled environments while loading and unloading goods.
  • Hospital Loading Docks: Dock levelers are used in hospital loading docks to transport medical supplies and equipment safely and efficiently.

Dock Leveler Manufacturers

  • Kelley
  • Pentalift
  • Pioneer Dock Equipment
  • Blue Giant
  • Nordock
  • Rite-Hite

Other Names for Dock Levelers

  • Loading dock levelers
  • Loading dock plates
  • Dock plates
  • Dock boards

Used Dock Levelers Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a dock leveler?
A: A dock leveler is a piece of equipment used in loading docks to bridge the gap between a truck or trailer and the dock, allowing for safe and efficient loading and unloading of goods.

Q: How do I choose the right dock leveler for my facility?
A: When selecting a dock leveler, you should consider factors such as the weight and volume of the loads being transported, the type of vehicles being used, and the frequency of use. It's also important to choose a leveler that is compatible with the height and configuration of your loading dock.

Q: How often do dock levelers need to be serviced?
A: Dock levelers should be inspected regularly to ensure they are functioning properly and to identify any needed repairs or maintenance. How often they need to be serviced will depend on factors such as the level of use and the type of leveler.

Q:Can dock levelers be retrofitted to an existing dock?
A: Yes, in most cases, dock levelers can be retrofitted to an existing dock. However, it's important to work with a qualified professional to ensure that the retrofit is done safely and effectively.

Q: How long do dock levelers typically last?
A: The lifespan of a dock leveler can vary depending on factors such as the level of use and the type of leveler. However, with proper maintenance and care, a dock leveler can last for many years.

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