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What is an Edge of Dock Leveler?

Posted by Wilford Ordoñez on Aug 18, 2016 9:02:03 AM

If the use of loading dock levelers is essential to your business, you understand the importance of keeping it functional and productive at all times. An edge of dock leveler is often an economical and effective solution. Depending on your specific needs, the right edge of dock leveler will service trucks with a range of height differences and where space is an issue.

We work with only leading industry providers of loading dock equipment at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC. When it comes to selecting the ideal edge of dock leveler for your specific application, there are two basic options, hydraulic edge of docks or manual edge of docks.

McGuire offers two effective units to meet either need:


Hydraulic Edge of Dock Leveler:

McGuire provides a series of hydraulically operated units that affordably allows you to service trucks with a recommended working range of +/-3” and a maximum operating range of +/-5” above and below dock level.

Some of the features that you can find in the McGuire's Hydraulic Edge of Dock Leveler are:

- Automatic return to stored position after use. 
- Superior construction with high-strength materials such as the 55,000 psi min. yield steel safety tread plate.
- Easily accessible and reliable two-cylinder hydraulics. 

HED Hydraulic Edge of Dock Leveler

Hydraulic Edge of Dock EOD - Loading Dock Equipment

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Mechanical Edge of Dock Leveler (EOD)

These low-cost units are ideal for operations working with captive fleets and similar truck bed heights. An effective alternative to the pit-style dock levelers, these units mount on the face of the loading dock. The efficient design also allows this unit to be used where a pit is not available and as a retrofit to an existing facility. These edge of dock levelers utilize easy to operate "Lift Free" EOD and are constructed with the same high-quality materials

Edge Dock Leveler in NYC

Mechanical Edge of Dock Leveler EOD - Loading Dock Equipment


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Call the team at Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC today to discuss affordable ways to add to your loading dock efficiency.

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

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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