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How a Loading Dock Leveler Should Work

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

Loading dock levelers must perform to specific standards to maintain the high levels of safety and reliability you expect from your day-to-day operations. When yours doesn’t, the important function it fulfills is lost, causing you to lose time and money to a tweaked or malfunctioning leveler.

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Loading Dock Leveler

In order to operate to theory and work effectively, your loading dock leveler’s individual components must all be functioning correctly. Any parts that aren’t doing their job will affect the operation of the entire machine, potentially compromising the safety of your operations or just making your job more difficult. Even a small problem can eventually become a big one if you ignore it, so note any deficiencies in operation right away.

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If your leveler is not performing to its theory, you should consider getting in serviced. We will ensure that it is performing at peak efficiency, so that the leveler platform operates smoothly, rests where it is supposed to, supports the weight of goods and workers during the unloading process, and retracts when you are finished.

If your loading dock leveler isn’t doing its job correctly, it is probably time to get it serviced. The Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC will ensure that your leveler is repaired quickly, so that you don’t further impact your operational efficiency or increase the eventual costs of repair by letting a small malfunction turn into a serious problem.

We service New Jersey, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Westchester and Rockland. Call 973-471-4060 for more information or to make a same-day service appointment to repair your loading dock today. You can also email to inquire about services or make an appointment.

For our 24-hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

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Choosing the Best Loading Dock Lights

Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 @ 04:31 PM

Choosing the Best Loading Dock Lights

When choosing the best loading dock lights to protect your facility there are a few different key factors to keep in mind. To ensure that you are getting the proper dock lights at the best price follow these helpful tips.

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Know your type:

  • The Folding Arm - With it's incredible design, construction and performance, the Tri Lie loading dock light offers flexibility at a great price. You can choose from a 40 inch or 60 inch extension to illuminate a greater area.
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The Folding Arm - Loading Dock Light
  • The Double Strut - When looking for a stronger model that can hold in a horizontal position the Double Strut model is your best bet. This design features bronzed sintered barings for all rotating points, 1 1/2 inch 14 gauge square tubing that will easily prevent sagging and easily adjustable pivot friction to help hold any position. The safety-yellow finish on the lamp head and struts offer an extra level of protection as well.
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  • High Pressure Sodium - To get more light out of the same sources or to use fewer lamps to achieve a similar illumination, The Overhead Door Company offers all of our dock lights with a high pressure sodium head upgrade. These heads give you a whopping 500w of power and up to 24,000 hours of life with an energy usage of just 50w. You can easily conserve energy and save money all at the same time.
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High-Pressure Sodium - Loading Dock Light
  • Fan Accessory - It's also a good idea to add the convenience of air cooling to intensely warm work areas on all DL series lights.  
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Fan Accessory for Loading Dock Lights

For all of your loading dock equipment needs you can count on The Overhead Door Company to provide the best options on the market at an unbeatable value. We offer equipment and services for help with loading dock maintenance, shipping dock lights, loading dock repair and much more. 

For more information, please give us a call at 973-471-4060 or email us at:

For 24 hour emergency service, please contact us at 800-362-6367.

We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.


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