A mobile dock leveler is a versatile piece of equipment used in material handling operations, particularly in situations where a fixed loading dock is not available or practical. It provides a temporary loading and unloading solution for trucks and trailers. The platform of a mobile dock leveler is typically made of reinforced steel to withstand the weight of heavy loads. It serves as the working surface for loading and unloading operations. Similar to stationary dock levelers, mobile dock levelers are equipped with a hinged flap, known as the lip, which can be extended to bridge the gap between the dock and the truck bed.
Mobile Dock Leveler Design
Mobile dock levelers are designed with wheels or casters that allow them to be easily moved to different locations within a facility. These wheels are typically sturdy and equipped with brakes for stability during operation. They often come with a handle or pull chain that allows operators to manually move and position the dock leveler. To ensure stability during use, mobile dock levelers are equipped with a locking mechanism that secures the platform in place when it is extended. Mobile dock levelers may include safety features like safety barriers, lip keepers, and other mechanisms to prevent accidents and ensure worker safety.