Edge of Dock (EOD) Levelers

edge of dock levelers

‘BA’ and ‘BX’ Series Mechanical Edge of Dock Levelers bridge the gap between the dock and the delivery vehicle, providing an economic means for forklift loading and unloading of freight.
  • No Lifting
  • Simple pull-push of the lever bar automatically sets the leveler into place
  • No back injuries or mashed fingers from handling portable dockboards
  • Returns to stored position when truck departs
  • Heavy Duty Construction
  • Deck and Lip are 3/8″ thick 55,000 lb. minimum yield steel tread plate
  • Full width hinge tubing and pin provide total load distribution
  • Rugged steel bump blocks with structural center support provide maximum impact resistance
  • BA’ Series: Torsion Spring Adjustment
  • ‘BX’ Series: Extension Spring Mechanism
  • No special tools required – Lubricated hinge tubing
  • Reduced Maintenance
  • Service Range: ± 5″ from dock height
  • Capacities: 20,000; 25,000; 30,000 & 35,000 lbs.
  • Available Widths: ‘BA’ & ‘BX’ – 66″, 72″, ‘BA’ Only – 78″ & 84
  • 17″ lip plate: for “reefer” trailers
  • Flat plates: for pallet jack use
  • Steel face plate on bumper

EDH Series Hydraulic (EOD)

Hydraulic Edge of Dock Levelers
Hydraulic Edge of Dock Levelers raise and lower automatically at the push of a button, bridging the gap between the shipping dock and the delivery truck / trailer. They provide a 5″ service range from dock height.
  • Fully Hydraulic operation – No pulling or lifting required
  • No back injuries or mashed fingers from handling portable Dockboards
  • Returns to stored position when truck departs
  • Heavy Duty Construction
  • Deck and Lip are 3/8″ thick 55,000 lb. minimum yield steel tread plate
  • Full width hinge tubing and pin provide total load distribution
  • Rugged steel bump blocks with structural center support provide maximum impact resistance
  • No special tools required – Lubricated hinge tubing
  • 110v/1ph/1hp/60Hz, Self-contained Power-pack
  • Service Range: +/- 5″ from dock height
  • Capacities: 20,000 / 25,000 / 30,000 lbs.
  • Available Widths: 66″, 72″, 78″ and 84″
  • 220v-460v/3ph/1hp/60Hz, Self-contained Power-pack
  • 17″ Lip – Recommended for use with refrigerated trailers
  • Flat plates: Recommended for use with pallet jacks, specialty carts or forklift applications where forks will be on or near the floor during operation
  • Installation accessories: Approach plates, formed angles
  • Steel face plate on bumper
  • USPS (US Post Office) Specified Units: Equipped with 2″ Cart Guard

A Series Mechanical Pit Levelers

Mechanical Pit Leveler
Mechanical pit levelers provide a gentle incline / decline ramp from the shipping dock to the delivery truck / trailer. The Aaron-Bradley ‘A’ Series is best suited for special size applications.
  • Heavy duty multi-beam deck construction with Formed Box-beam or I-beam
  • Capacities: From 25,000 to 60,000 lbs
  • Working range toe guards
  • Service range up to ± 12″ from dock height
  • Dual Safety Legs
  • Full width cross traffic support and night lock security
  • Four (4″) inch lateral tilt for un-level trucks
  • Full width one-piece lip hinge pins
  • Unit includes: Two bumpers & maintenance strut
  • Frame Depth: 19″ (23″ optional), (23″ on 10′ models)
  • Lip length: 18″ – 20″
  • Weather seals
  • Full range toe guards
  • Below dock control
  • Foam insulation
  • Abrasive surface
  • Galvanized coating
  • Pan, self-forming, with leveler welded in
  • Special size units
  • Barrier Lip

M and MX Series Mechanical Pit Levelers

Mechanical Pit Leveler MX
Mechanical pit levelers provide a gentle incline / decline ramp from the shipping dock to the delivery truck / trailer. The levelers operate easily by pulling the release chain. The Aaron-Bradley “M & MX” Series serve the full range of light duty to heavy duty applications.
  • Heavy duty extension spring design with easy front adjustment
  • Capacity: 25 – 45,000 lbs.
  • Deck and lip: 55,000 lb. minimum yield steel tread plate
  • Deck Support:
    • ‘M’ Series: Rolled ‘L’ Beam
    • ‘MX’ Series: Structural ‘C’ Channel
  • Service Range: Up to ± 12″ from dock height
  • Automatic lip extension
  • Easy pull-chain operation; no lifting required
  • Lip keepers provide night lock security and cross traffic support
  • Dual safety legs
  • Four (4″) inch lateral tilt for out of level trucks
  • Full width, once-piece lip hinge with grease fittings
  • Working range toe guards; welded design for maximum strength
  • Unit includes: Two 4″ molded bumpers and maintenance strut
  • Frame Depth: 19″ (23″ Optional)
  • Lip length: 18″ – 20″
  • Full operating range toe guards
  • Hydra Lip (yieldable)
  • Weather seals
  • Below dock control
  • Foam insulation
  • Abrasive surface
  • Pan, self-forming, with leveler welded in
  • Barrier Lip

Hydraulic Pit Levelers

Hydraulic Pit Levelers
Hydraulic pit levelers provide a gentle incline / decline ramp from the shipping dock to the delivery truck / trailer. Push button, electric / Hydraulic operation allows automatic raising and lowering of dock leveler.
  • Heavy duty multi-beam deck construction
  • Capacities: 25,000 to 100,000 lbs. – (Depending on series and model, call for details)
  • Full operating range toe guards
  • Push button return to dock
  • ‘HX’ models only:
    • Automatic Return to Dock
    • Below Dock Control
    • Emergency Stop
    • Independent Lip Control
  • Service range: up to ± 12″ from dock height
  • Full width cross traffic support and night lock security
  • Four inch lateral tilt for unlevel trucks
  • Full width one-piece lip hinge pins
  • Molded bumpers, 2-hole, 4″ x 10″ x 13″
  • Maintenance strut
  • Frame Depth: 19″ (23″ optional), (23″ on 10′ & 12′ Models)
  • Lip length: 18″ – 20″
  • Automatic return to dock
  • Emergency stop button
  • Independent lip control
  • Below dock control
  • Motor: 3 phase
  • Weather seals
  • Laminated Bumpers
  • Overhead door interlock
  • Foam insulation
  • Abrasive surface
  • Easy clean frame
  • Galvanized coating
  • Pan, self-forming, with leveler welded in
  • Special size and capacity units

Hydraulic Vertical Storing Levelers

Hydraulic Vertical Storing Leveler
The ‘HVS’ Series Hydraulic Vertical Storing Leveler provides entry to and from the truck/trailer, yet stores inside the building. No components are exposed to the elements and it reduces the space needed at the dock, allowing for complete closure of the door and providing greater security of the building.
  • Fully hydraulic operation eliminated ergonomic problems
  • Push-button activation for efficient and simple control
  • Ramp and Lip independently operated to accommodate all loading requirements
  • No maintenance schedule required. No downtime and service cost for regular maintenance requirements
  • No manual handling – Protects against accident / personal injury
  • Structural Steel beam support provides superior structural integrity
  • Automatic Ramp Lock – Hydraulically locks the ramp in the stored position
  • Full-width hinges provide extra support where leveler abuse in experienced
The ramp and lip are constructed of high yield 55,000 PSI type safety tread steel plate. The ramp is a welded, bridge-type structure with structural steel beam deck support, providing a minimum 18″ face contact with the deck plate. Deck supports are secured between full width header plates, front and rear. Continuous spool-type hinges are constructed of seamless tubing. Standard lip is 16″. Hinge shafts are one-piece cold drawn steel, full width. The ramp mounting plate is designed to weld to imbedded channels in the dock face for fixed position operation or to mount on slide rails, which allow lateral positioning of the ramp.
The self-contained hydraulic pump unit with 1hp totally enclosed motor will provide hydraulic power for all op- erations. Separate hydraulic cylinders operate the ramp and lip individually. During operation, automatic valv- ing controls functions of the leveler through a regenerative hydraulic circuit. Automatic hydraulics provide power ramp down, power ramp up, power extended and power retraced lip.
The Pre-wired, Push-button Control Station controls all functions of the leveler. The control station is housed in a gasketed enclosure, which meets NEMA requirements for indoor or outdoor use. The totally enclosed motor is rated at 115v-230v single phase or 208/230v-460v three phase. (Note: Wiring from the Push-button control station to the motor junction box and power source is by others.)

ATR-700 Trailer Restraints

Automatic Trailer Restraints
The ATR-700 Automatic Trailer Restraint is a fully electric, Push-button activated restraint with a restraining force of 50,000 lbs. and an anchoring force of 100,000 lbs. This unit is very economical, drawing only 2.3 running amps. The ATR-700 comes with a sign package and automatic communication light package.
  • Automatic, electric, push button operation
  • Unique dual arm design spreads restraining force to strongest part of bumper
  • Holding force: 50,000 lbs.; 100,000 lb. anchoring force
  • Constant upward pressure assures safe uninterrupted engagement with truck bumper
  • Non impact design avoids damage to truck and restraint during docking operation
  • Weather resistant electrical components
  • 24 hour submersible rated motor
  • Manual override allows disengagement
  • Highly visible automatic Red & Green signal lights
  • No regular maintenance required
  • Audible alarm w/ key override
  • Spacers from 6″ – 11″
  • Stanchion for control panel only
  • Stanchion for for signs and lights only
  • Interlock
  • 230v – 460v 3ph power

MVR Series Mechanical Trailer Restraints

Mechanical Trailer Restraints
The ‘MVR’ Series Mechanical Trailer Restraints are designed to capture the ‘ICC’ bar and hold the vehicle securely at the dock during loading / unloading operations. The ‘MVR’ Series restraints are manually operated and supplied with a sign package and available with optional manual or automatic communication lights.
  • Solid steel, low profile housing
  • Mounts to dock face
  • Activation from top of dock
  • Semi-automatic operation
  • 45,000 lbs. restraining force
  • Operating Range: 12″ – 30″
  • Non-impact operation
  • Meets or exceed current safety standards and regulations
  • Positive contact hook automatically floats up or down with trailer
  • Exclusive pivoting hook allows for debris or snow removal within 4″ of dock face
  • Low maintenance
  • Sign package: Inside / Outside
  • Steel block-outs (spacers) from 2″ – 11″
  • Steel mounting plate for new construction
  • Template for pre-mounting attachment bolts
  • ‘MVR-103’: Highly visible Inside / Outside manually operated light system with safety signs
  • ‘MVR-105’: Highly visible Inside / Outside automatically operated light system with safety signs

Dock Seals

Dock Seals
Dock seals are designed to seal the space between the shipping dock wall and the delivery truck / trailer. Their primary functions are to provide energy conservation and protect freight from the elements of weather. Compression style or ‘L’ shaped models are available for door sizes up to 10′ W x 10′ H.
  • Designed and fabricated to meet your exact needs
  • Fabrics include: Vinyl, Hypalon, and Super Tear Resistant ‘AB500’ High-tear
  • Pressure Treated Wood and Galvanized Metal Framing
DS Series DSC Series DSA Series
  • High density foam assures maximum compression and resilience.
  • Tight seal keeps out weather.
  • Head pads available in 12″, 18″ and 24″ heights.
  • Lock-stitched seams with high tensile nylon filament thread provide excellent weather resistance.
  • Best application: door sizes 7’w x 8’h to 9’w x 9’h.
  • Head curtain style with 3/4″ galvanized pipe for frontal support /w Velcro splits
  • Variable curtain lengths to meet customer need.
  • Optional: Rope pull up.
  • Best application: door sizes 7′-8″w x 10’h.
  • Full range manual adjustment with center pull down strap.
  • Single weighted counter-balanced adjustment.
  • Full 36″ of head pad vertical movement to service a wide range of truck heights.

Product Options

Larger Head Pad Height: Optional heights to service a wider range of truck heights. Tapered Units: For inclined or declined truck approaches.
Common Member Units: Seals or Rigid Shelters. For dock doors that are closer than standard. Wear Pleats: Protect seals in high traffic applications.
Galvanized Metal Hoods: For overhead protection of seals & flexible shelters.

Dock Shelters

Dock Shelters
‘RT’, ‘FT’ and ‘RL’ dock shelters and rail shelters cover the gap between the dock wall and the delivery truck / trailer or at the rail dock. Available in rigid and flexible/collapsible frames, the shelters typically allow full width access to the vehicle/train car for unrestricted entry and exit. Protecting freight from the elements of weather is a primary function.
  • Designed and fabricated to meet your exact needs
  • Fabrics include: Vinyl, Hypalon, and Super Tear Resistant ‘AB500’ High-tear
  • Pressure Treated Wood and Galvanized Metal Framing

Tapered Units: For inclined or declined truck approaches.

Common Member Units: Seals or Rigid Shelters. For dock doors that are closer than standard.

Galvanized Metal Hoods: For overhead protection of seals & flexible shelters.

RT Rigid Series FT Flexible Series RL Rail Series
  • Side and top curtain wiper action allows full access to rear of truck
  • Raked cut header on all rigid wood frame models allows for water runoff.
  • Heavy duty structural channel bumpers for protection and support.
  • Automatic truck height coverage from 11′ to 13′ 6″.
  • Three flexible models to choose from.
  • Corrosion resistant steel framing.
  • All spring loaded for snug fit to trailer.
  • Reinforced wear areas protect unit from abrasive wear.
  • Easy actuation from outward biased spring operation.
  • Rope pull release from inside dock.
  • Corrosion resistant steel framing.
  • Available in 3-sided and 4-sided models.

Specialty Doors and Gates

High Speed Fabric Doors

High Speed Fabric Doors
High Speed Fabric Doors are light weight, cost-effective and durable alternatives for your loading dock doors. Our HS200 model can be set to open at speeds of up to 100″ per second.
  • Available in speeds up to 100″ per second
  • Standard opening speed of 36″ per second
  • Standard closing speed of 18″ per second
  • Fabric is weather, chemical and puncture resistant
  • Made of woven polyester monofilament 42oz PVC for years of dependability
  • Available orange, blue and black
  • Equipped with a full width, 36″ clear vision panel
  • Breakaway bottom bar releases under pressure for long-life durability
  • Remains resilient and flexible at -5°F to +140°F

Strip Door

Strip Doors

The ‘AB’ Series Strip Door is designed to provide a barrier between rooms, office and warehouse space, coolers/freezers and warehousing and /or dock locations.

  • Economic solution to environmental control and energy conservation.
  • General application: Freezers, coolers, stockrooms, receiving doors and service areas.
  • Material Data:
    • 6″ wide – .060″ thick
    • 8″ wide – .080″ thick
    • 12″ wide – .120″ thick
    • 16″ wide – .160″ thick
  • Strip overlap: 25% to 100%
  • Call for specifications / pricing

Air Curtain

Air Curtains
Air Curtains can be installed on the interior or exterior over or on the side of the door and are designed to blow a continuous stream of air down the full width and length of the door opening. Available in both non-heated and heated models these units provide climate and insect control along with superior environmental separation and are a vital part of your “Green” initiative.
  • Rugged, aluminized steel construction
  • Meets the standards for ETL Sanitation for indoor and outdoor use
  • 36″, 42″ and 48″ wide models are designed with the NSF-37 Standard
  • 60″ wide units are also available
  • indoor switch is included that activates a ¾ horsepower motor
  • Meet USDA, FDA and AIB standards and regulations
  • Installed on the interior or exterior over the door
  • Feature 8

Dock Boards, Plates, and Ramps

Dock Boards and Plates
Steel or Aluminum Dock Boards and Dock Platesare available in numerous sizes and capacities to meet your loading/unloading needs. Units meet or exceed all applicable ANSI, MHIA and OSHA standards.
  • Aluminum Dock Boards w/ steel bolt-on curbs
  • Aluminum Dock Plates – (some units ship UPS)
  • Steel Dock Boards w/ welded-on steel curbs
  • Steel Rail Boards

Allied Equipment and Accessories

Dock Bumpers

Dock Bumpers
Dock Bumpers provide a ‘cushion’ between the truck/trailer and the dock and are available in molded and laminated models with all industry standard sizes for all applications. Custom designed and unique applications are available.
  • Horizontal and Vertical mount units
  • Laminated bumpers with end angles or flat “weldable” plates
  • Extra long and Extra thick bumpers (call for details)
  • Compressed under 1500 lbs. of pressure
  • Molded rubber bumpers, fabric reinforced
  • Extruded rubber specialty bumpers
  • Steel Face Plates
  • Galvanized end angles and plates

Wheel Chocks

Loading Dock Wheel Chocks
Wheel Chocks provide a means of ‘holding’ the trailer in place at the dock and are available in molded, laminated and extruded aluminum with or without attachment chains or handles.
  • Available in: Molded Rubber, Laminated Rubber and Extruded Aluminum
  • Comply with OSHA safety standards

Dock Lights

Dock Lights
Dock Lights contribute to your safety program by providing light at the dock and / or into the trailer during loading/unloading operations. Available in numerous sizes and styles, dock lights are affordable.
  • Single or Double arm lengths
  • Dual strut construction
  • Poly or Metal Heads
  • On-off switch on rear of lamp head
  • Bright safety yellow finish
  • Call for options, accessories and other models