Mechanical Dock Leveler

A stronger, safer solution…
for today’s material handling challenges

  • Full Frame:Strategic design provides full deck support
  • Maintenance Strut:Supports both deck and lip for safe under-deck maintenance and inspections.
  • Yieldable Lip:Safely collapses if struck while extended.
  • Hold-down Assembly: Matches dock movement with trailer suspension.
  • Heavy-duty Lift Springs: Have a lifetime warranty.
  • Ergonomic Soft-pull Chain: Requires minimal force to deploy the deck.
  • Mechanical Fall-safe
  • Legs: Limit platform free-fall.

Description

FEATURES INCLUDE:

Easy to Operate
  • Blue Giant mechanical dock levelers are easy to use:
    simply pull the release chain and let the heavy-duty main
    lift springs go into action.
  • The deck rises up and the lip extends smoothly to the
    locked position. Then ‘walk’ the deck down to the truck
    bed and begin loading or unloading.
Powerful Hold-Down System
  • Blue Giant offers three different hold-down systems for
    mechanical dock levelers: ratchet, disk brake and cable
    type.
  • Each configuration offers secure hold throughout the
    dock operating range, keeping it in place both during
    use and while parked so that safety issues such as
    ‘pop-ups’ are prevented.
  • All hold-down components are designed for superior
    holding, longer life, and automatic adjustment to
    changing trailer bed heights.
Structural Integrity
  • U-beam channels are welded to the underside of the
    deck at dynamic impact points, preventing ‘dishing’ and
    prolonging the life of the dock leveler.
  • The continuous one-piece headboard intensifies the
    strength of the deck’s front structure. A single lip hinge pin
    enables a stronger distributed load.
Deck Flex Advantage
  • Ideal for normal loading conditions, the fixed rear hinge
    design allows the deck to flex up to 4″ (101mm) when
    under load to ensure full-width contact between the lip and
    the truck bed.
  • The hinge remains flush with the floor to eliminate pinch
    points and cross traffic obstruction.
Designed with Safety in Mind
  • If a truck leaves the dock unexpectedly or slides free of
    the lip plate, mechanical fall-safe legs prevent platform
    free-fall, minimizing the risk of worker injury and equipment
    damage.

Optional Features

Safety
  • Electric toe guard protection.
  • Warning horn with volume control.
  • Flashing amber beacon light.
  • Interlock swing gates.
  • Accordion safety skirting.
  • Mechanical pop-up wheel chock.

The Blue Giant Advantage

U-Beam
Mechanical Dock
Leveler

I-Beam
Mechanical Dock
Leveler

With innovative features such as U-beam deck support and a
highly efficient ratchet hold-down system, the Blue Giant U-Beam
mechanical dock leveler has an industry-wide reputation for
quality and performance.

Six U-beam channels enable a better load distribution. Twelve
distributed load points make the deck less susceptible to
permanent deflection and extend deck life by up to 50%
compared to other beam structures.

The Blue Giant I-beam mechanical dock leveler is a heavyduty
workhorse that can meet the challenges of the busiest
loading docks.

I-beam construction increases deck thickness at key impact
points. Because the load distribution contact area is wider on
each beam, structural integrity is firmly maintained and underdeck
support is up to 500% more effective than alternate beam
types.

Advance to the NEXT LEVEL
The optional features listed below will help you get the most out of your dock leveler.

LIGHT COMMUNICATION PACKAGES

The Manual Light Communication Package consists of an indoor and outdoor set of signal lights that are manually operated to communicate safety conditions to both workers and truck drivers. An advanced Automatic Lights Communication Package has a sensor that detects the dock’s status and automatically signals when the dock is parked. Both packages minimize the risk of unscheduled truck departure and worker injury.

INCREASED SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

Blue Giant hydraulic vehicle restraints hold trucks securely at the loading dock, improving safety levels during cargo handling operations. Our models are low-profile, have a wide restraining range, and can accommodate a wide variety of ICC bars, including those that are bent or damaged. Comes with the Blue Genius™ Gold Series II Vehicle Restraint Control Panel and traffic lights package.

ASSURED MOTION FLOAT

Over 75% of North American trucks are now equipped with air-ride suspension. To ensure compatibility with a broader variety of truck types, Blue Giant offers assured motion float, a 4” (102mm) maintained deck tilt, as an optional alternative to the standard fixed rear hinge. The floating action enables fullwidth contact between the lip and truck bed, preventing damage to forklift tires and cargo as well as lessening the jarring motion that can cause back and neck injury to forklift drivers. With assured motion float, the dock leveler can accommodate heavier loads without experiencing deck fatigue, reducing maintenance requirements and prolonging the working life of the leveler. When in the parked position, the dock leveler is flush with the floor, eliminating concerns associated with trip hazard and cross-traffic obstructions.