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Edge-of-Dock Docklevelers

The Edge-of-Dock (EOD) dockleveler is a low cost alternative. It is suited for a small range of applications where there is little variation in truck bed height and where pallet truck under- clearance is not an issue (Fig. 33). Because of its short ramp, the EOD is restricted to a narrow service range of 12.5 cm above or below the dock.

The EOD dockleveler is available in manual or push-button operated designs. Manual models are lifted manually, assisted by counterbalancing springs. Push-button operated models work much like push-button operated recessed docklevelers.

Specifying the Right Dockleveler

Because of its wider range of operation, the recessed model dockleveler is always the best choice to accommodate a wide range of trailer bed heights. You should specify the EOD dockleveler only if the facility operates within the narrow applications suitable for the EOD.

Docklevelers have long lives. Because they contribute significantly to facility efficiency, it is very important to accurately specify each of the following dockleveler characteristics:

Lip projection
Load capacity
Activation system
Environmental capability
Selecting Bumpers

Bumpers protect the building and the truck from impact damage when the truck is docking (Fig. 40). Bumpers can reduce the impact of a backing truck by 90 – 95%. They also provide protection during the loading operation when the truck rocks or floats up and down while it is pressed against the building. Finally, bumpers limit how close the truck is parked to the dock and thus affect dockleveler lip and seal and shelter projections.

Since they absorb large impacts, mount bumpers firmly to the dock. Bumpers are available in molded or laminated rubber. The standard bumper thickness is 10 cm, but laminated bumpers are also available in 15 cm thickness. The 10 cm bumper is preferred, since it reduces the gap between the trailer floor and the face of the dock. A smaller space reduces the risk of workers placing their feet or equipment in the gap.

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