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What is a Hydraulic Dock Leveler?

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on May 7, 2016 7:37:59 AM

If you rely on your loading dock for receiving or sending out shipments, you know how vital it is to keeping traffic flowing efficiently. Even if you operate with a captive fleet, having the right dock leveler is often essential to safe and reliable use of your loading dock.

As loading dock equipment specialists, the highly experienced professionals at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYCwill help you evaluate the best options to ensure your loading dock operates at the highest level of efficiency. Whether you need to update your loading dock leveler, have to find new dock and door guards, are considering the addition of seals and shelters, or want to add more dock lights, you’ll find we work with the most reliable vendors in the industry.


McGuire is recognized as a leading provider of state-of-the-art loading dock levelers. They offer you a wide selection of options, including:

Additionally, there are a number of solutions you can choose within each category for the dock leveler that best meets your requirements. For example, the H Autodok® Pit Leveler will meet the most demanding work environments, and operates with push button simplicity.

If you prefer the air powered unit, the MA Air Powered Pit Leveler is a superior choice for light to medium applications, and can accommodate some heavy-duty needs. Another efficient solution is the MP Mechanical Pit Leveler that meets any budget while delivering long-term reliability and trouble-free use.

We offer a number of specialty levelers and edge of dock levelers that offer creative solutions to your unique needs.

Call on us for all your loading dock needs, and find out just how much productivity the right loading dock leveler adds to your operations. We install and maintain all of your loading dock and rolling door needs to factory specifications.

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

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

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Designer Canopy-Type Bifold Garage Doors & Hydraulic Doors

Posted by Maria Lacanlale on Apr 18, 2016 3:44:47 PM

Designer Canopy-type Bifold Garage Doors and Hydraulic Garage Doors for all building applications have been manufactured for over 30 years by Schweiss Doors.  Aside from being the top choice of architects, homeowners and engineers, Schweiss Doors has also earned “brand name” recognition in different industries worldwide. They revoluzionized bifold doors by using lift straps (patented) instead of cables. 

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What does the lift straps Bifold Garage Door have to offer?

 Smooth and safe installation with no headroom loss
These doors will ensure that the design specifications of any hydraulic garage doors and lift bifold garage doors will fit your building perfectly. 
They are easier to maintain, than the cable lift bifold doors (forget about the fraying, overwrapping and or strand breakings)
✓ Lift straps bifold garage doors are safer, faster and quieter 

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Bifold Garage Doors Installed in Golden 1 Center (Sacramento)

Benefits of Schweiss Hydraulic One-Piece Door:

Simple and unique design
Real money saver! The Hydraulic One-Piece Door requires no headroom loss!
Can be an alternative to the bifold garage door
Easy to install and operate with the push of a button
Easy to insulate, swings out to provide a canopy when the door is open

They offer a wide variety of optional features and their doors are custom-built, you won't have to design your structure around the door.


Bifold Garage Doors and Hydraulic One-Piece Doors Photos:

Below you can find various pictures of designer canopy-type bifold garage doors and hydraulic doors designed and installed by Schweiss doors.

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Unique metal perforated and hydraulic one-piece canopy door can be seen in the next picture. A top of the line Schweiss Hydraulic Designer Door graces this Under Armor storefront in Baltimore, Maryland.


Hydraulic door in Sway, Thai Restaurant in Austin, Texas. As you can see, the Hydraulic door matches the architectural structure of the restaurant. 


Newmarket Operations HQ has 20 Schweiss Bifold Liftstrap glass 19 ft. x 21.3 ft. Adding to the attractiveness are large etched door numbers on the glass of each door.


The unique bifold door in NY storefront adds a feeling of distinction and security.


Below are pictures of four designer bifold doors in Riveredge, Park.  The designer bifold garage doors have an exterior cladding of cedar slats 3 1/2" x 3/4". Pressure-treated wood was also added to screw the cedar slats.


Schweiss Lift-Strap Bifold Door in Manhattan. The designer door fit seamlessly into their living room and owners have the ability to change the feel of the room with the push of a button.


Moving porch, why not? This hydraulic moving porch has been featured on many tv shows because of its very unique design. When strong Schweiss cylinders open this big door, it lifts an entire patio deck with it.


Not just typical security door, below is a picture of 5' wide by 11' tall custom-designed door made exclusively for Old Navy retail stores in Dallas, Texas. It allows the storefront in malls to standout with this modern design.


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Breath-taking view made possible by a 17' x 16' operable window built into the side of the Guthrie Theater's Endless Bridge, an observation platform that cantilevers 178' outward from the theater's fourth floor lobby on the Mississippi River side.


 The presence of bifold garage doors measuring 9'-tall glass doors - two of which are 14' wide can be seen at Standford University


A 4' 6-1/2" x 6' 7" custom One-Piece Hydraulic Door placed at the back of the lake home owned by Gene and Carol Buboltz. A special feature of the dooris the remote controlled handicap accessibility.


Watch Schweiss Hydraulic doors in action on the video below.


We're proud to sell, install, repair and service bifold garage doors and hydraulic garage doors in NYC and NJ area.

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

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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