Standard Model Installation Instructions
Imbedded C Channel
Dock Edge with existing imbedded C channel
CAUTION:STAND CLEAR OF UNIT WHEN CUTTING STEEL BANDING.
NOTE: REMOVE HANDLE AND BUMPERS BEFORE BEGINNING INSTALLATION.
Handle is attached to mount plate for shipping purposes only.
1.) Check straightness of imbedded channel with plumb line. If out of alignment shimming may be necessary. Any out of align,alignment condition will result in a binding problem.
2.) Clean and prepare surfaces for installation.
3.) Center the dock leveler against the dock with the positioning tabs resting on top of the imbedded channel.
4.) Tack weld mount plate alternating from right and left of center tack point and the vertical sides of the mount plate to the imbedded channel
5.) Shim where necessary to keep leveler straight and plumb.
6.) Weld out the top of the mount plate from center out to the edges and down the vertical sides.
7.) Position the bumpers flush with the top of the mount plate and butted up to the sides of the mount plate.
9.) Mark the bottom hole location of the bumper beam, drill an anchor hole and install a 3/4" x 4" wedge anchor bolt.
10.) Re-position the bumper on the dock and weld to imbedded channel and secure the bottom of the bumper anchor bolt and nut.
11.) Re-grease the unit as welding may burn out some grease in the hinge tubes.
12.) Re-paint any burned areas, rustoleum smoke grey (7786) or blue (7727) aerosol.
13.) The latch is factory installed with notch against mount plate. Latch should swing freely when leveler is in its rest position.
14.) Remove bolt from bottom of handle and position handle into sleeve with bend facing away from dock face. Re-install bolt and nut into bottom of handle.
15.) Test unit for correct operation.