There are three standard widths; 6'0", 6'6" and 7'0" dock levelers. The 6'0" width is the most common, however with wider trucks the change is to 6'6" wide and 7'0" wide dock levelers, to accomadate wider loads. The 6'0" and 6'6" wide dock levelers come standard with a straigt lip, while the 7'0" wide dock levelers typically have a taper lip to 6'6" wide. The 6'6" wide maintains full lip width and allows maximum manovering, which eliminates the drop-off area created by a tapering lip.
There are four standard nominal lengths; 5', 6', 8' and 10' dock levelers. The length is typically dictated by the grade capablity of your material handling equipment, please see selecting dock height section for ramp grade capability. It is important to note that with a longer dock leveler choice, there is less wear and tear on your material handling equipment, as well as, longer dock leveler life.
At Chalfant finding the right dock enclosure for your application just got easier. Whether its a dock seal, hybrid dock seal, flexible dock shelter, rigid dock shelter or or rail shelter, we can help guide you in making the right selection for your application.
Chalfant dock levelers and edge-of-docks are made of tough diamond tread plate design that assures a non-slip surface for greater safety and stops that lock the board firmly in place, for easy loading. Find out which "tough dock leveler" is the right choice for your application.
Whether you seek an automatic or manual style truck restraint, Chalfant can help you choose the best truck restraint that will exceed your application demands and provide lowest cost of ownership. With Chalfant we can help you keep your dock safe for years to come.
Proper Loading Dock Equipment Selection
Contact us today for help you with proper loading dock equipment selection for your loading dock equipment application. We can help you in properly select and specify dock seals, dock shelters, rail shelters, dock levelers; hydraulic dock levelers and mechanical dock levelers, truck restraints, and your loading dock equipment needs, to meet your unique needs.