Elevating dock lifts are typically a scissor-lift design. A 6 ft vertical travel is common for a standard dock. Lips on the dock allow movement of the forklift to the dock and to the truck (Image 1). Elevating docks also make it possible to load from the ground (Image 2).
Elevating docks are rated for maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW); 10 tons is the maximum capacity for the standard elevating dock. The most commonly installed elevating dock has a 6 ft wide, 8 ft long table with a capacity of 4500 lb. The most commonly installed elevating dock using a rider forklift has a 6 ft wide, 10 ft long table with a capacity of 5 tons.
Custom-Made Dock Lifts and Scissor Lifts
We can assist you in selecting the most appropriate dock lift for your establishment. If needed, we can create a custom-made scissor lift that meets your needs.
Dock Lift Repairs and Replacements
Our credible team of technicians at Loading Dock, Inc. can transform your inoperable and ugly elevating dock lift, and make it look like it's brand new.
We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.