Loading Dock Levelers

Dock Levelers are designed to transition from building to truck and are available in mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic operating systems with a variety of sizes, capacities and options. Rite-Hite® levelers bring added safety with features like “Smooth Transition Technology” for reducing back fatigue and the Safe-T-Lip barrier to keep lift trucks from running off an open dock.

For more information about safety at the loading dock, please read our blog titled “Your guide to a safer loading dock.”

rite-hite-logoApplied Handling is a proud distributor of Rite-Hite loading dock levelers.  Learn more about Rite-Hite dock levelers at www.ritehite.com.

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RHH – Rite-Hite® Hydraulic Dock Leveler

  • RHH – Rite-Hite® Hydraulic Dock Leveler utilize Push Button Activation 
  • Hydraulic System provides full platform float without stump out. 
  • Utilizes biodegradable hydraulic fluid that actually outperforms traditional industrial-grade fluid.
  • Smooth transition technology– Constant-radius rear hinge and two-point crown control on the front lip hinge help provide the smoothest transitions for your operators, forklifts and products as they move in and out of a trailer. 
  • Exclusive Safe-T-Lip barrier helps keep forklifts from running off the open dock and can stop 10,000 lb. forklifts traveling at 4 mph. 
  • Exclusive Safe-T-Strut System is designed to help prevent the collapse of dock levelers undergoing maintenance. 

RHA – Rite-Hite® Air Powered Dock Leveler

  • RHA – Rite-Hite® Air Powered Dock Leveler utilize Push Button Activation 
  • Air system provides low-pressure lifting system with cylindrical air tower that is wear resistant for longest life. 
  • Smooth transition technology– Constant-radius rear hinge and two-point crown control on the front lip hinge help provide the smoothest transitions for your operators, forklifts and products as they move in and out of a trailer. 
  • Exclusive Safe-T-Lip barrier helps keep forklifts from running off the open dock and can stop 10,000 lb. forklifts traveling at 4 mph. 
  • Exclusive Safe-T-Strut System is designed to help prevent the collapse of dock levelers undergoing maintenance. 
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RHM – Rite-Hite® Mechanical Dock Leveler

  • RHM – Rite-Hite® Mechanical Dock Levelers utilize pull chain activation. 
  • Rugged ramp control includes a 9-tooth pawl and ratchbar system – the industry’s most reliable hold-down. 
  • Hydrachek® lip assist system provides consistent reliable lip extension. 
  • Smooth transition technology– Constant-radius rear hinge and two-point crown control on the front lip hinge help provide the smoothest transitions for your operators, forklifts and products as they move in and out of a trailer. 
  • Exclusive Safe-T-Lip barrier helps keep forklifts from running off the open dock and can stop 10,000 lb. forklifts traveling at 4 mph. 
  • Exclusive Safe-T-Strut System is designed to help prevent the collapse of dock levelers undergoing maintenance. 
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RHV – Rite-Hite Vertical Storing Leveler

  • Rite-Hite Vertical Storing Levelers (RHV) utilize safe power-up/power-down control system using constant pressure push-button controls to always keep operator in control of leveler movement. 
  • Hydraulic System provides full platform float without stump out. 
  • Utilizes biodegradable hydraulic fluid that actually outperforms traditional industrial-grade fluid. 
  • Full-range free-float using mechanical counterbalance valve allows leveler to float when positioned in the trailer. 
  • Smooth transition technology– Constant-radius rear hinge and two-point crown control on the front lip hinge help provide the smoothest transitions for your operators, forklifts and products as they move in and out of a trailer. 
  • Vertical positioning provides run off protection. 
  • Maximum environmental control with overhead door closing to the pit floor helps to prevent dust, debris and rodents from entering the facility. 
  • Provides ultimate security and enhances wash down by storing vertically behind the overhead door. 

To see how Rite-Hite Vertical storing levelers work, go to https://www.ritehite.com/en/am/resource-center/videos/f0f7ed2e25c6440d99c4e9653ba14e04/rhv-operation

 

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RHJ – Rite-Hite® Jumbo Dock Leveler

  • Rite Hite® RHJ Hydraulic Dock Leveler utilize Push Button Activation 
  • Hydraulic System provides full platform float without stump out. 
  • Utilizes biodegradable hydraulic fluid that actually outperforms traditional industrial-grade fluid. 
  • Smooth transition technology– Constant-radius rear hinge and two-point crown control on the front lip hinge help provide the smoothest transitions for your operators, forklifts and products as they move in and out of a trailer. 
  • Exclusive Safe-T-Lip barrier helps keep forklifts from running off the open dock and can stop 10,000 lb. forklifts traveling at 4 mph. \xclusive Safe-T-Strut System is designed to help prevent the collapse of dock levelers undergoing maintenance. 
  • Increases productivity with a unique design that eliminates pit wall and bumper obstructions for efficient below-dock service. 
  • Full-width trailer access with 8’6″ wide platform deck that serves wider trucks with lower beds and full-width loads. 

Safe-T-Lip Upgrade

Vacant loading docks can be dangerous for your personnel. Most dock levelers are not equipped to provide vacant dock dropoff protection.

Now, you can upgrade your current Rite-Hite hydraulic levelers with the Safe-T-Lip Upgrade. When Safe-T-Lip Upgrade is in the stored position, it provides a 7″ high steel barrier that withstands the impact of a 10,000 fork truck traveling at 3 to 4 mph.

The Safe-T-Lip Upgrade automatically folds into position once the leveler has completed its loading and unloading operation to help prevent fork trucks from traveling off the edge of an open dock.

Railcar Levelers

  • Railcar Levelers feature Push Button Activation
  • Unique hydraulic system provides true power up and power down unit.
  • Full-range free-float using mechanical counterbalance valve allows leveler to float when positioned in the trailer.
  • Smooth transition – Constant-radius rear hinge and two-point crown control on the front lip hinge help provide the smoothest transitions for your operators, forklifts and products as they move in and out of a trailer.
  • Available with exclusive three piece articulating lip that maximizes access to railcars.
Top of Dock Leveler

Top of Dock Leveler

When varying trailer heights make loading difficult, the Hydraulic Top of Dock Leveler provides single-button, fully-hydraulic operation to easily create a bridge between the building floor and the trailer.

Requiring minimal time to install, this exclusive design simply bolts to the building floor, ultimately eliminating the need for concrete pit construction.  The Leveler’s recessed side curb feature allows the dock door to close on top of the leveler deck and bumper brackets.

The 9’ long and 12’ long decks reduce the forklift grade when entering the trailer from a low dock and the 102” wide unit can also be used to minimize grades for cart unloading applications.

  • Service range is 0″ below dock +18″ above dock level
  • Maximum capacity of 15,000 lbs.
  • Requires 115v/1ph power
  • Includes bumper brackets, door filler, and side guards
  • Ships complete with all components for installation

See our customized indoor dock project page for more information about this application.

Portable Loading Docks

Portable Railboards

To create a steadfast path for forklifts to traverse between the building floor and boxcars, manufacturers and warehousers are deploying Portable Railboards.  These heavy steel dock plates help rail shippers load and unload extremely heavy freight such as automotive racking, paper rolls, and building materials.  Custom-built to ensure a seamless fit for every customer, our portable railboards are designed with smart features that help protect forklift operators and preserve costly forklift tires:

  • Self-Locking D-Rings:  Ensures the railboard automatically locks into place
  • Recessed Side Curbs:  Reduces forklift “curb jumping” and provides a stable bridge into boxcars
  • 3-Sided Lip Chamfer:  Improves 90-degree forklift turns and significantly reduces forklift “tire chunking” and need for replacement
  • 5-Year Structural Warranty: Heavy steel design offers long-term stability vs. homemade or basic railboards with less durability

Contact us at info@appliedhandling.com to schedule a Free Railboard Safety Inspection.

Edge-of-dock-Leveler

RHE Edge of Dock Leveler

  • RHE Edge of Dock Leveler is available in Push Button or Manual Activation.
  • Saves time and space by eliminating the need to store, find and move portable plates to correct dock positions.
  • Ideal for servicing trucks with minimal height difference or where space is a problem.
  • Stump Out may occur.
  • Traditional Fluids or Mechanical Operation
  • Safe-T-Lip not available.

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