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Used Scissor Docks

Scissor dock lifts, also known as hydraulic dock lifts, are an alternative to loading docks and are made from heavy gauge steel. These dock lifts are designed for maximum safety and effectiveness. Scissor dock lifts can accommodate to a variety of truck bed heights. Scissor docks can be raised or lowered hydraulically to make a temporary loading dock that is the same height as the truck bed. Lifts provide a leveled unloading from truck and trailer beds, which will create a safer working condition for employees. This will help decrease the number of worker compensation injury claims. There is really no vehicle size that dock scissor lifts cannot service. Hydraulic dock lifts are the only type of equipment with the ability to provide an efficient and safe loading and unloading process. Scissor docks have weight capacities of thousands of pounds and can be raised or lowered from 0 to 5 feet, depending on your warehouse's specific needs. Our used scissor dock lifts also come with beveled toe-guards. Browse the rest of our dock equipment today!

Used ECOA Hydraulic Scissor Dock Lifts
Used ECOA Hydraulic Scissor Dock Lifts
  • 5,000 lb. capacity
  • 96" x 120" platform
  • 60" Lift Height
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About Used Scissor Docks

Scissor docks, also known as scissor lift tables or simply lift tables, are hydraulic lifting platforms used to raise and lower materials or goods to different elevations. They are commonly used in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers to facilitate the movement of heavy loads between different levels of the facility.

The scissor dock is named after its scissor-like design, which consists of a series of folding supports that extend and contract to lift and lower the platform. The lifting mechanism is typically hydraulic, which uses fluid pressure to raise and lower the platform. The platform can be raised to a variety of heights, depending on the application, and can be used to transfer materials between different levels of the facility, such as loading docks, trucks, and storage areas.

Scissor docks come in a variety of sizes and capacities, ranging from small units designed for light-duty applications to large, heavy-duty units capable of lifting several tons. They can be powered by electricity or pneumatic systems, and can be designed to meet specific requirements, such as explosion-proof or clean room environments.

One of the primary benefits of scissor docks is their ability to improve workplace efficiency and productivity. They can help reduce the need for manual lifting and carrying of heavy loads, which can reduce the risk of injury and increase productivity. Scissor docks can also help optimize storage space and improve inventory management by enabling easy movement of materials and goods between different levels of the facility.

Scissor docks are a versatile and efficient material handling solution that can help improve workplace safety, productivity, and efficiency. They are widely used in various industries and can be customized to meet specific requirements and applications.

Used scissor dock lifts are typically electric/hydraulically operated. These are ideal for a range of industrial warehouse applications. Scissor dock lifts will improve productivity and efficiency, while reducing workers injuries. Some scissor dock lifts are mobile or slotted to be able to be moved by a forklift increasing the versatility of this dock lift. Scissor dock lifts will allow workers to be more productive and reduce the risk of damaging goods when loading or unloading vehicles.

All used scissor dock lifts are inspected and tested prior to shipping to ensure that all hydraulic components are in excellent working order, and that only the highest quality used equipment leaves our warehouse. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about our current inventory of used scissor dock lifts, as well as our full selection of used dock equipment.

Advantages of Scissor Docks

Scissor docks offer some advantages for material handling operations, including:

  • Improved safety: Scissor docks can help improve workplace safety by reducing the risk of workplace injuries that can occur when workers lift and carry heavy loads manually. They can also reduce the risk of damage to products or equipment during transport.
  • Flexibility: Scissor docks come in a variety of sizes and capacities and can be customized to meet specific requirements and applications. They can be designed to handle a range of loads, from small packages to large pallets, and can be configured to work with different types of equipment, such as forklifts or carts.
  • Versatility: Scissor docks can be used in a variety of industries and applications, such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and more. They can be used to transport materials and goods to and from loading docks, trucks, and storage areas, and can be used for a range uses.

Scissor Dock Applications

Scissor docks are hydraulic or mechanical lifts designed to move goods and materials between loading docks and trucks or trailers. They are commonly used in warehouse and distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, and other industrial settings where goods are moved in and out of trucks or containers.

Here are some common applications for scissor docks:

  • Loading and unloading of trucks and trailers: Scissor docks allow for easy and efficient transfer of goods and materials between loading docks and trucks or trailers. They can be used to bridge the gap between the dock and the truck or trailer, making it safer and easier for workers to load and unload cargo.
  • Warehousing and distribution: Scissor docks are frequently used in warehouses and distribution centers to move goods and materials between different levels of the facility. They can also be used to transfer goods from one conveyor system to another.
  • Manufacturing: Scissor docks can be used in manufacturing facilities to move raw materials, finished products, and equipment between different levels of the plant. They can also be used to load and unload equipment from trucks or trailers.

Scissor Dock Manufacturers

  • Kelley Entrematic
  • Pentalift Equipment Corporation
  • Dockzilla
  • Nordock Inc.
  • Advance Lifts Inc.
  • Rite-Hite
  • Presto Lifts Inc.
  • Poweramp, a division of Systems, LLC
  • McGuire Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Scissor Docks are Also Known As

  • Dock lifts
  • Hydraulic dock lifts
  • Mechanical dock lifts
  • Hydraulic scissor dock
  • Mechanical scissor dock
  • Portable scissor docks
  • Pit-mounted scissor docks

Scissor Dock Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a scissor dock?
A: A scissor dock is a hydraulic or mechanical lift designed to move goods and materials between loading docks and trucks or trailers. It uses a scissor mechanism to raise and lower the platform, providing a smooth and stable transfer of goods.

Q: What are the different types of scissor docks?
A: There are several types of scissor docks, including hydraulic scissor docks, mechanical scissor docks, portable scissor docks, and pit-mounted scissor docks. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice will depend on the specific needs of the application.

Q: What are the benefits of using a scissor dock?
A: Scissor docks provide several benefits, including increased efficiency, improved safety, and reduced labor costs. They also help to prevent damage to goods and equipment during loading and unloading, and can improve the overall productivity of a loading dock or facility.

Q: What are the weight and size limitations for scissor docks?
A: The weight and size limitations for scissor docks vary depending on the specific model and manufacturer. Most scissor docks are designed to handle loads ranging from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds and can accommodate a wide range of sizes and shapes.

Q: How do I choose the right scissor dock for my application?
A: To choose the right scissor dock for your application, you will need to consider factors such as load capacity, platform size, lift height, power source, and operating environment. It's best to consult with a reputable loading dock equipment supplier or manufacturer to determine the best option for your specific needs.