Loading dock leveler

Loading Dock Levelers

Maximize Safety and Efficiency with LGA Garage Door Service’s Loading Dock Levelers. 

At LGA Garage Door, we offer comprehensive loading dock services, including state-of-the-art loading dock levelers designed to meet your facility's specific needs. Our high-quality dock levelers act as a crucial bridge between your facility and transport vehicles, safeguarding both products and staff during loading and unloading. LGA Garage Door Service offers a comprehensive range of dock levelers, backed by expert installation services.

We proudly partner with industry-leading manufacturers such as McGuire, Blue Giant, and Cooperloy. Our dedicated team specializes in projects for builders, developers, and warehouse and facility managers, handling everything from large-scale installations to single-dock upgrades.

Our loading dock services cover the entire process, starting with choosing the right loading dock leveler for your unique requirements. This involves working closely with engineers, architects, and facility managers to evaluate factors like volume, loads, and cycles, ensuring your leveler aligns with your needs. We handle the complete installation process to guarantee optimal functionality. Additionally, our loading dock services extend to maintenance and repair for loading dock levelers.

Loading Dock Levelers

MP Mechanical Leveler

Experience smooth and reliable operation with the MP Mechanical Dock Leveler – a pit style mechanical dock solution. Its fingertip release pull chain activation, powered by a cam and roller counterbalance, ensures a dependable walk down to the trailer bed, even below dock level. 

Designed for durability, the MP Mechanical Leveler features a hold-down design that accommodates air ride trailers and a robust full-width rear compression hinge.

 

Key Features of the MP Mechanical Leveler

  • Impressive Capacity: With a capacity ranging from 30,000 to 50,000 CIR (Comparative Industry Rating), the MP Mechanical Leveler can handle heavy loads with ease.
     
  • Robust Construction: Built to last, this leveler boasts structural steel and four-sided box construction, ensuring durability and stability.
     
  • Superior Hinge Design: The full-width rear hinge is mounted in compression with structural channel support, providing exceptional strength.
     
  • Central Spring System: The leveler is equipped with a multi-spring system centrally located off the pit floor.
     
  • Mechanical Lip Operation: It offers mechanical lip operation for added convenience during loading and unloading.
     
  • Optional Toe Guards: Choose optional sliding toe guards for additional safety measures.
     
  • Cam Control Counterbalance: Featuring a cam control counterbalance mechanism, it ensures precise and efficient operation.
     
  • Size Variety: Available in standard widths of 6', 6'6", and 7', as well as standard lengths of 6', 8', and 10', providing flexibility to suit your specific needs.

MEDLF Mechanical EOD Leveler

The MEDLF Mechanical EOD Levelers are designed for cost-effective solutions, ideal for a consistent fleet of trucks with similar bed heights. These units typically mount to the dock's face and can be placed in a small recessed pit. They serve as a light-duty, budget-friendly alternative to full-size in-pit dock levelers, making them perfect for situations where a pit can't be used or as a retrofit option.

The MEDLFMechanical EOD Leveler is best suited for environments with minimal height difference between the trailer bed and dock, with installation on the dock face. Operating this leveler is a straightforward two-step process, thanks to the "lift-free" handle that positions the unit in the trailer.

 

Key Features of the MEDLF Mechanical EOD Leveler

  • Multiple Width Options: Available in 66", 72", 78", and 84" standard operable widths, ensuring compatibility with various truck sizes.
     
  • Diverse Capacities: Choose from capacities of 20K, 25K, 30K, and 35K CIR (Comparative Industry Rating) to accommodate different load requirements.
     
  • Structural Durability: Cold-rolled steel hinge pins, secondary steel gussets, and high-strength 55,000 psi min. yield steel safety tread plate in the leveler lip and deck ensure long-lasting performance.
     
  • Easy "Lift-Free" Operation: A simple two-step pull/push process with a lift-free handle makes operating the leveler effortless and safe for dock attendants.
     
  • Torsion Spring Activation: The roller bearing lift mechanism and torsion spring activation eliminate the need for bending, pushing, or lifting during operation.
     
  • Automatic Return: Once the trailer departs, the leveler automatically returns to the stored position, requiring no manual assistance. If the trailer remains at the dock, a simple pull/push motion activates the unit until the lip clears the trailer, allowing it to be put into the stored position with ease.

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Hydraulic Dock Levelers

The Hydraulic Dock Levelers are the epitome of push-button convenience, offering smooth and consistent operation. These levelers feature fully powered raise and lip extension functions through hydraulic cylinders, ensuring efficiency and ease of use.

The Hydraulic Dock Leveler series feature two models: The Autodok® H Series Hydraulic Leveler and the HP Hydraulic Leveler. Both models offer superior safety features, as they are equipped with in-line velocity fuses to prevent free fall during truck pull-out scenarios. Built with a robust structural steel frame and a full-width rear hinge, these dock levelers are engineered for strength and durability. 

Autodok® H Series Hydraulic Leveler

Key Features of the Autodok® H Series Hydraulic Leveler

  • Heavy-Duty Design: Built for demanding dock operations with structural steel deck support.
     
  • Push-Button Activation: Provides smooth and consistent operation with ease.
     
  • High Capacities: Available in capacities ranging from 45,000 to 100,000 CIR.
     
  • Durable Construction: Features structural steel with channel outboards and a four-sided box design.
     
  • Rear Hinge Support: Full-width rear hinge mounted in compression with structural channel support.
     
  • Safety Stop: Hoist cylinder equipped with an external velocity safety stop.
     
  • Recessing Lip: Includes a recessing lip cylinder for added functionality.
     
  • Toe Guards: Sliding toe guards enhance operator safety.
     
  • Powerful Motor: Operates with a 1.25 HP TENV motor.
     
  • Optional Barrier Lip: Offers the flexibility of adding a barrier lip.
     
  • Size Variety: Available in standard widths of 6', 6'6", and 7' and standard lengths of 6', 8', 10', and 12'.

HP Hydraulic Leveler

The HP Series hydraulic dock leveler is designed with dependability and toughness in mind for your medium to lighter duty applications. The “HP” offers the same easy push button smooth, consistent operation as the heavy duty H series and the same built in safety, durability and toughness.

 

Key Features of the HP Hydraulic Leveler

  • Medium to Light Duty: Designed for medium to lighter duty loading dock applications.
     
  • User-Friendly Activation: Push-button activation for smooth and convenient operation.
     
  • Hydraulic Efficiency: Utilizes a hydraulic system for reliable performance.
     
  • Capacity Range: Available in capacities ranging from 25,000 to 40,000 CIR.
     
  • Robust Construction: Features structural steel with plate outboards and a four-sided box design.
     
  • Rear Hinge Support: Full-width rear hinge mounted in compression with structural channel support.
     
  • Safety Stop: Hoist cylinder equipped with an internal velocity safety stop.
     
  • Enhanced Functionality: Includes a recessing lip cylinder.
     
  • Operator Safety: Equipped with sliding toe guards.
     
  • Powerful Motor: Driven by a 1.25 HP TENV motor.
     
  • Versatility: Offers an optional Barrier Lip.
     
  • Size Options: Available in standard widths of 6', 6'6", and 7' and standard lengths of 6', 8', and 10'.

HED Hydraulic EOD Leveler

The HED Hydraulic Edge-of-Dock Levelers offer a cost-effective hydraulic solution that bridges the gap between your building and the truck. These levelers are designed for situations where there's minimal variation between the dock and truck height, with a recommended working range of +/-3" and a maximum operating range of +/-5" above and below the dock level. 

Activation is made easy with a standard NEMA 4 single push-button control for the deck and lip.

 

Key Features of the HED Hydraulic EOD Leveler

  • Precise Hydraulic Operation: This leveler provides quiet and dependable operation through a two-cylinder design, with separate deck and lip cylinders. The motor/pump is conveniently located on a shelf under the unit.
     
  • Post Office Approved: This leveler is Post Office approved for use with a 3" high runoff guard, providing mail cart and personnel protection.
     
  • Refrigerated Trailer Service: With an available 17" lip, the leveler can service refrigerated trailers, adding versatility to your loading dock equipment.
     
  • Structural Durability: Cold-rolled steel hinge pins, secondary steel gussets, and a leveler lip and deck constructed from high-strength 55,000 psi min. yield steel safety tread plate ensure robust structural integrity.
     
  • Automatic Return: Once the trailer departs, the leveler automatically returns to the stored position, requiring no manual action from the dock attendant. If the trailer stays at the dock, a simple push-button operation activates the unit until the lip clears the trailer.
     
  • Full Hydraulic Operation: It provides the same reliable hydraulic system as its pit-style counterpart, with two-cylinder operation – one for the deck plate section and another for the lip.
     
  • Effortless Single-Button Operation: Simple single push-button operation makes this leveler a preferred choice for uniform and dependable operation in high-paced loading dock environments.

Air Powered Dock Levelers

Air-powered dock levelers offer an economical and efficient solution for your loading dock needs. These levelers, operated with a simple push-button activation, utilize an air bag or bellows system to smoothly raise and lower the deck. Just like their hydraulic counterparts, all air-powered dock levelers are constructed with a robust structural steel frame and feature a full-width rear hinge for exceptional strength and durability. 

We offer two air-powered dock levelers: CentraAir and MA Air-Powered Levelers.

CentraAir Air-Powered Leveler

The McGuire® CentraAir® (CA) air-powered dock leveler incorporates the use of existing plant air or dedicated compresser and an industrial automotive-grade air bellows system to raise and lower the platform.  It's operated with "push button" activation and requires no electricity in the pit, making the unit perfect for wash down applications or wet environments.

 

Key Features of the CentraAir Air-Powered Leveler

  • Air-Powered Efficiency: The CentraAir Air-Powered Leveler operates using existing plant air or a dedicated compressor, utilizing an industrial automotive-grade air bellows system for smooth platform movement.
     
  • Eco-Friendly Operation: This leveler is an environmentally friendly choice, requiring no electricity in the pit, making it ideal for wash-down applications and wet environments while minimizing the building's electrical footprint.
     
  • Versatile Sizing: Available in various standard widths (6', 6'6", and 7') and standard lengths (6', 8', and 10'), the CentraAir Leveler offers flexibility to suit different loading dock requirements.
     
  • Diverse Capacities: With standard capacities ranging from 25,000 to 55,000 CIR (Comparative Industry Rating), it's designed to handle various load sizes and weights.
     
  • Robust Construction: Built with structural steel, plate outboards, and a four-sided box construction, this leveler ensures durability and longevity.
     
  • Enhanced Safety: The full-width rear hinge, steel-belted air bellows, and mechanical lip operation provide added safety during operation.
     
  • Easy Maintenance: Sliding toe guards and the absence of electrical components in the pit simplify maintenance tasks.
     
  • Optional Barrier Lip: Choose the optional barrier lip for additional safety and control during loading and unloading.

MA Air-Powered Leveler

The MA Series air-powered dock leveler is designed to provide easy push button pneumatic operation along with dependability and strength in light to medium to some heavy duty applications. The “MA” offers a practical alternative to achieve easy push button smooth, consistent operation like the “H” and “HP” hydraulics with the same built in safety, durability and toughness.

 

Key Features of the MA Air-Powered Leveler

  • Air-Powered Efficiency: The MA Air-Powered Leveler delivers easy push-button pneumatic operation, making it suitable for light to medium and some heavy-duty applications.
     
  • Versatile Sizing: Available in standard widths (6', 6'6", and 7') and standard lengths (6', 8', and 10'), the MA Air-Powered Leveler accommodates a wide range of loading dock requirements.
     
  • Diverse Capacities: With standard capacities ranging from 25,000 to 55,000 CIR (Comparative Industry Rating), it's designed to handle various load sizes and weights.
     
  • Robust Construction: Built with structural steel, plate outboards, and a four-sided box construction, this leveler ensures durability and longevity.
     
  • Enhanced Safety: The full-width rear hinge and mechanical lip operation enhance safety during operation.
     
  • Air-Powered Technology: The MA Leveler utilizes a low-pressure, high-volume airbag with a blower motor to raise the deck, combining efficiency with cost-effectiveness.
     
  • Easy Maintenance: Sliding toe guards simplify maintenance tasks, and the 115V single-phase electric blower motor ensures reliable operation.
     
  • Optional Barrier Lip: Choose the optional barrier lip for additional safety and control during loading and unloading.
     
  • Competitive Pricing: The AP Series embraces the benefits of air-powered technology, offering cost-effectiveness comparable to most mechanical dock levelers.

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