Dock Levelers

Loading Dock Levelers

McGuire brings to the table more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing quality dock levelers. Their selection includes levelers of all types, and they can even assist you with a custom design to suit even the most unique loading dock needs. We recognize that loading docks can sometimes have strange and less-than-ideal layouts due to a building’s construction and where it is situated relative to the street or parking area. Our goal is to ensure that every customer’s needs are addressed.

Dock levelers are one of the most important aspects of workplace safety with regard to the loading dock area. Without a dock leveler, workers are forced to use dock plates to bridge the gap between the truck and the dock. Dock plates are inherently dangerous. The smaller, flimsier ones can warp over time. This can lead to see-sawing when a load is applied, which can cause the load to dump, damaging equipment and possible injuring workers. Heavier dock plates are better, but even these are problematic because they must be moved into place with a forklift–a time-consuming waste of resources, especially for a cramped or busy warehouse. Plus, the tabs underneath can get caught on the dock bumpers where they cannot be seen; this can also result in tipped loads.

The McGuire catalog includes hydraulic levelers, which are great for docks that handle trucks of all sizes. A hydraulic leveler will typically run on electric power. Air-powered levelers are also available. These come in all shapes and sizes and can be a great choice, especially for those concerned about stump-out issues. Mechanical levelers, on the other hand, typically work on a large spring; a release chain allows the dock to rise up, and then weight is applied to bring it down to rest on the end of the truck.

No matter what kind of dock leveler is required for your loading dock needs, McGuire has you covered. Over half a century of excellence in manufacturing loading dock equipment of the very highest quality has established McGuire as a trusted name in the industry. With our professional products and sophisticated equipment designs, it’s not difficult to see why.

The Mid-Atlantic Door Group is a proud partner of McGuire, and has a team of experienced technicians to help with all of your leveling needs. Contact us today for additional information.


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