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What Kind of Dock Leveler Works Best for Your Business?

Did you know there are several different types of dock levelers that can be installed in your dock bay? Each one may have benefits or drawbacks depending on your business needs. So which dock leveler is the right one for you?


The first and most convenient in function and use is the Mechanical Dock Leveler. They are easy to operate and very sturdy. They can be perfect for many applications, but will require routine maintenance to keep up with performance. One of the biggest benefits they offer is energy cost savings because they are manually operated. They are also the most cost efficient of the dock levelers.


Next up, we have the Hydraulic Dock Leveler. Theses dock levelers are designed specifically for high volume workloads and are power operated. This means they are great for busy warehouses! Hydraulic levelers are excellent for speeding up the process and improving time efficiency. They are more expensive than the mechanical levelers, but will require less routine maintenance and will last through heavy loads and lots of usage.


Vertical Dock Levelers are controlled through hydraulics as well, but they offer a complete seal while stored in their vertical positions. These dock levelers are perfect for temperature-controlled environments where cleanliness is important. They will help with energy lost and keep out pests and debris.


Last, but not least, are the Air Dock Levelers. They incorporate the use of an air-powered system to raise and lower the platform. They will perform safely and efficiently even in harsh conditions.


Need more help in choosing the right fit for your business? Give us a call at Waste Equipment Rentals & Sales and we’d be glad to help with all of your Dock Leveler needs! 833-233-9377

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