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Dock Levelers

Current lead time: In stock to 29 days  
 2022-2-2
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Dock Levelers for Edge of Dock

Standard Mechanical Leveler depicted

Mounted directly to the face of your dock, an edge of dock leveler (EOD) provides dependable access to trailers ±5” above and below the loading dock. The standard manual model actuates via a self storing handle that relies on a high torsion spring and Latch assembly, allowing the lip to raise up and glide onto the bed of the trailer with ease. Once in place the latch releases allowing the leveler self store when the truck pulls away. With an EOD you’ll receive the benefits of a pit leveler without the extensive labor and upfront costs associated with installation and upkeep.   

Note: Edge of dock levelers require a welded installation

Dock Leveler Features

  • Capacities from 20,000 to 30,000 lbs.
  • Widths of 66", 72" and 78"
  • Self storing lip
  • Self storing handle
  • Refrigerated lip optional
  • Bumper and bumper blocks are included.
  • ±5" above and below dock level operating range
  • 16.75” Bumper projection
  • Simple to Install
  • Fast, Easy Operation
  • American Manufactured

Have Questions?
Give our Dock Experts a Call 1800-741-1258


Edge of dock leveler

Standard Mechanical Leveler

Hydraulic Dock Leveler

Optional hydraulic model

Low Dock Leveler

Mounts above dock level

Dock Leveler Specification

Spring Assisted Action

Raise and lower the ramp with less than 50 lbs. of force! The dock levelers high torsion spring assembly takes the work out of raising and lowering the dock leveler making it easy for almost any of your personnel.

Operating Range

The standard mechanical Edge of Dock Leveler is designed for operation ±5" above and below dock level for gas forklifts or ±3” for all other equipment types.

Our Low Dock Solution

For loading docks too low for this working range we also offer low dock ramps designed to be mounted to the floor of your loading dock opening. By effectively raising the level of your dock an edge of dock leveler may be mounted at a height suitable to your freight needs.

Our low dock ramps are also available for those with existing dock levelers mounted below their ideal operating range. 

ANSI Rated Steel

Standard MH30.2 -- In addition to the test for overall strength, as has been a longstanding practice for dockboard manufacturers, this standard incorporates a test which sets limits for deflection of product while under load. This test insures the integrity of the slope of the ramp. Loss of shape will result in grades which may not be usable for certain equipment.

Edge of Dock Leveler Design

The Dock Leveler is designed to accommodate a maximum of five inches above and below the dock, providing 18.5% grade down and 20% grade up. This is acceptable for most gas or propane forklifts but is not suitable for most pallet trucks or many electric forklifts.

  • Freight trailers range in height from 46 to 56 inches; for optimum performance the Dock Leveler should be mounted at 51" above the driveway.
  • Refrigerated trailers range in height from 50 to 60 inches; for optimum performance the Dock Leveler should be mounted at 55 inches above the driveway. In addition this application requires a 17" reefer lip to accommodate the offset floor of the trailer.
  • Flat bed trailers have a wide range of trailer heights. Dock boards or other equipment may be needed for extreme height variations.
  • Containers have variations in both floor heights and door configurations.
  • Captive fleets require mounting midway between lowest and highest trailer, provided ±5" range is maintained.

Pallet trucks and electric forklifts can be used with trailers 3 inches above and three inches below dock level. Dock boards or other equipment may be needed to accommodate a greater service range for pallet jacks and electric forklifts (This is due to limited clearance and grade this type of equipment operates at)

NOTE: Dock Levelers WILL NOT accommodate refrigerated and freight trailers at a single dock location due to above specified conditions.

Dock Levelers parts


Pit Levelers vs Edge of Dock Levelers


There are two primary differences between an edge of dock leveler and pit leveler, the degree of prep work required for installation and overall service height. 

Service Range
Pit Levelers offer a far greater service height than edge of dock levelers with some models reaching up to 16". However, for most loading applications, with a typical 48"-50" dock height, an edge of dock leveler is capable of handling 53' trailers with its service range of 5" above and below dock level. 

Installation
Edge of dock levelers are, by design, simply mounted to the face of the loading dock without the need for extensive site modifications. In comparison a pit leveler requires extensive renovations to an existing dock or proper pre planning as the loading dock is built.

Dock Leveler comparison

Edge of Dock Levelers

  • Capacities from 20,000 to 30,000 lbs.
  • Widths of 66", 72" and 78"
  • Services ±5" Above or Below Dock Level
  • Mechanical or Hydraulic Models
  • Mounted to Dock Face
  • Low Maintenance
  • Unit Prices Start Around $900
Dock leveler vs pit leveler

Pit Levelers

  • Max Gross Load 12,500 to 25,000 lbs.
  • Widths of 72", 78" and 84"
  • Certain Models Service Up to 16" 
  • Mechanical or Hydraulic Models
  • Built into Dock Floor
  • High Maintenance
  • Labor Intensive Installation
  • Unit prices start around $2,000 

Dock Leveler operation

Edge of Dock Levelers
(Permanent Dock Ramp)

  • Capacities from 20,000 to 25,000 lbs.
  • Widths of 66", 72" and 78"
  • Automatically returns to stored position when truck leaves.
  • Self storing handle
  • Refrigerated lip optional
  • Bumper and bumper blocks are included.
  • 5" operating range
     

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Low Dock Levelers
(Permanent Dock Ramp)

When a dock is built too low for use with a standard edge of dock leveler the Lo dock leveler becomes an ideal alternative. designed to permanently raise the level of your loading dock up to 11”, the Lo-dock leveler offers the needed height to get your leveler to the proper position. We also offer retrofit kits for existing levelers that need to be mounted at a higher position.

  • Typically used on docks ranging from 36" - 46" high
  • Raises edge of dock levelers (ramp) to proper working height
  • Completely assembled; no site welding required.
  • 5" operating range at height of build up

Products

Best sellers 
Reg. Price:
$1,858.00
Sale Price:
$1,379.00
Save:
$479.00
product

20,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
66" Usable Width
89" Overall Width
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FAQ

What is the service range of a Dock Leveler?
All edge of dock levelers offer a service range of 5" above and below for gas forklifts or 3" above and below for all other types of equipment. For greater heights above dock level we offer an alternate edge of dock leveler model with a ramp called the low dock leveler, to learn more about this option give us a call at 1800-741-1258.


Are bumpers included?
All dock leveler models come with standard with molded bumpers and steel block outs.


Does installation require welding?
Yes, the installation of an edge of dock leveler requires welding to either an embedded C channel or an approach plate mounted to the dock floor. The exception to this rule are low dock levelers which come fully welded, ready to be placed on the dock.


How do I get it into the truck?
Dock levelers are positioned into the trailer by pulling the handle back towards the floor with approximately 45 lbs. of force. Once the handle is near the floor the handle will be lifted back towards the truck, where the lip will now glide forward on the the cantilevered lip catch that was set in place when the lip was raised. To cycle the leveler closed simply pull the handle back part way and release towards the truck.



Have Questions?
Call one of our EOD Dock Experts at 1800-741-1258

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Dock Leveler Price

Model Capacity Lip Length Usable Width Span Wt. (lbs) Sale Price
20EP66 20,000 15" 66" 27 3/4" 448 $1080
20EP72 20,000 15" 72" 27 3/4" 476 $1179
20EP78 20,000 15" 78" 27 3/4" 504 $1426
25EP66 25,000 15" 66" 27 3/4" 509 $1242
25EP72 25,000 15" 72" 27 3/4" 542 $1328
25EP78 25,000 15" 78" 27 3/4" 576 $1495
30EP66 30,000 15" 66" 27 3/4" 509 $1436
30EP72 30,000 15" 72" 27 3/4" 542 $1511
30EP78 30,000 15" 78" 27 3/4" 576 $1590
20EP66-R 20,000 17" 66" 29 3/4" 463 $1242
20EP72-R 20,000 17" 72" 29 3/4" 493 $1328
20EP78-R 20,000 17" 78" 29 3/4" 522 $1495
25EP66-R 25,000 17" 66" 29 3/4" 529 $1384
25EP72-R 25,000 17" 72" 29 3/4" 564 $1602
25EP78-R 25,000 17" 78" 29 3/4" 599 $1726
30EP66-R 30,000 17" 66" 29 3/4" 529 $1608
30EP72-R 30,000 17" 72" 29 3/4" 564 $1830
30EP78-R 30,000 17" 78" 29 3/4" 599 $1955
  Name Product Id Price
  Edge of Dock Leveler 20EP66

20,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
66" Usable Width
89" Overall Width
Quick Ship


20EP66   $1,379.00  
Edge of Dock Leveler  Edge of Dock Leveler 20EP72

20,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
72" Usable Width
95" Overall Width
Quick Ship


20EP72   $1,505.00  
Edge of Dock Leveler  Edge of Dock Leveler 20EP78

20,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
78" Usable Width
101" Overall Width
Quick Ship


20EP78   $1,819.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 20EP66-R

20,000 lb capacity
17" Reefer Lip
66" Usable Width
89" Overall Width


20EP66-R   $1,649.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 20EP72-R

20,000 lb capacity
17" Reefer Lip
72" Usable Width
95" Overall Width


20EP72-R   $1,787.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 20EP78-R

20,000 lb capacity
17" Lip Length
78" Usable Width
101" Overall Width


20EP78-R   $1,975.00  
Edge of Dock Leveler  Edge of Dock Leveler 25EP66

25,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
66" Usable Width
89" Overall Width
Quick Ship


25EP66   $1,585.00  
Edge of Dock Leveler  Edge of Dock Leveler 25EP72

25,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
72" Usable Width
95" Overall Width
Quick Ship


25EP72   $1,695.00  
Edge of Dock Levelers  Edge of Dock Leveler 25EP78

25,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
78" Usable Width
101" Overall Width


25EP78   $1,906.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 25EP66-R

25,000 lb capacity
17" Reefer Lip
66" Usable Width
89" Overall Width


25EP66-R   $1,766.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 25EP72-R

25,000 lb capacity
17" Reefer Lip
72" Usable Width
95" Overall Width


25EP72-R   $2,044.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 25EP78-R

25,000 lb capacity
17" Reefer Lip
78" Usable Width
101" Overall Width


25EP78-R   $2,202.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 30EP66

30,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
66" Usable Width
89" Overall Width


30EP66   $1,832.00  
Edge of Dock Leveler  Edge of Dock Leveler 30EP72

30,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
72" Usable Width
95" Overall Width


30EP72   $1,928.00  
Edge of Dock Leveler  Edge of Dock Leveler 30EP78

30,000 lb capacity
15" Lip Length
78" Usable Width
101" Overall Width


30EP78   $2,029.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 30EP66-R

30,000 lb capacity
17" Reefer Lip
66" Usable Width
89" Overall Width


30EP66-R   $2,051.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 30EP72-R

30,000 lb capacity
17" Reefer Lip
72" Usable Width
95" Overall Width


30EP72-R   $2,334.00  
  Edge of Dock Leveler 30EP78-R

30,000 lb capacity
17" Reefer Lip
78" Usable Width
101" Overall Width


30EP78-R   $2,494.00  
  Hydraulic Retrofit Kit for Dock Leveler
Retrofit kit for exisitng edge of dock levelers.
*welding is required

ephydraulic   $2,711.00  
molded 2 hole DB-13 Bumper  Leveler Bumper EPDB

DB-13 Molded Dock Bumper
4" Thick x 10"High x 13" Long
7" Hole Offset
IN STOCK - SHIPS SAME DAY


EPDB   $39.33  

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