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Mechanical Dock Leveler2023-05-12T14:11:49-04:00

Mechanical Dock Leveler

Enhance productivity and efficiency at your warehouse or facility with Copperloy’s mechanical dock leveler. Easy to install and operate, our manual dock leveler models are built to be as durable as possible, offering consistent results, quick and easy operation, and very little need for ongoing maintenance.

Dual-extension, spring-lift assist aids in the proper positioning of your mechanical loading dock leveler. Our mechanical dock leveler offers an unparalleled combination of features and functionality:

  • Working range of 5 inches +/- the dock level
  • Robotic welding for the utmost in quality and consistency
  • Dual extension automatic spring lift assist provides easy operation
  • Available options include bumper sizes, lip styles and sizes, in-board handle assembly and more
  • Easy operation by pulling back the handle to lift over the dock height, and then pushing to position the lip onto the truck floor

With a total of 12 different models available, mechanical loading dock levelers from Copperloy come in 20,000 lb. or 30,000 lb. capacities; 12″ or 14″ projections; and 66″, 72″, 78″ and 84″ widths. With a wide variety to choose from, your manual dock leveler operation will be to your facility’s standards. Of course, we also provide custom in-house engineering and manufacturing, so if you’re unsure if there’s a match, we’ll provide you with a tailor-made product to get the job done. Contact us today to improve your dock leveler operation.

Watch our video about edge of dock levelers below to learn more.


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Mechanical Dock Leveler – FAQs

Q: Can you reduce the bend on your manual EOD levelers?

A: Yes. We can reduce the bend from our standard 8° to 5°. The height range will change to + or – 3″ (not available on our Refer Models).

Q: Why would I need a refer lip EOD?

A: Our refer model mechanical edge of dock leveler is used for refrigerated trucks.

Q: Can you make an EOD with no bends?

A: No. An edge of dock leveler will not work without bends. The EOD will hit the truck and not be able to extend.

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Additional Mechanical Dock Leveler FAQS

How long is an automatic dock leveler activation handle?
The activation handle is 42″ long.

Can pallet jacks be used on a mechanical leveler?
Pallet jacks are not recommended on an Edge of Dock. It will be very bumpy for a pallet jack and it could bottom out with any height variation.

Can an existing EOD be converted to a hydraulic EOD?
Yes. A hydraulic power pack can be added to a manual EOD to convert it to a hydraulic EOD.

How does an EOD attach to the dock?
The EOD should be continuously welded to the dock edge channel. If a channel is not present then a transition plate is required.

What type of channel is required for installing an EOD?
We recommend a minimum of an 8″ steel channel with upper and lower straps alternating every 10″ with end straps on top.

What does an EOD come with?
An EOD comes with (2) steel bumper blocks, (2) rubber bumpers and an activation handle.

Can you make an EOD with no bends?
NO. An EOD will not work with any bends. The EOD will hit the truck and not be able to extend.

Why do I need a refer lip EOD?
Our refer model EOD are used for refrigerated trucks.

Can you reduce the bend on your EOD’s?
Yes. We can reduce the bend from our standard 8˚to 5˚ . The height range will change to + or – 3″ (not available on our Refer Models).

How far apart are the holes on the 2-hole bumpers?
The holes are 7″ apart on center.

How many EOD’s can fit on a pallet?
We can ship up to 6 EOD’s on one pallet.

Can anything be added to the bumpers to prolong wear?
Yes. We can add Steel face bumper guards.

What is the height range on an EOD?
+ Or – 5″

What are the weights of your EOD’s?
SEL2066CG = 489lbs SEL2066CRG = 504lbs.
SEL2072CG = 505lbs SEL2072CRG = 520lbs
SEL3066CG = 524lbs SEL3066CRG = 539lbs
SEL3072CG = 563lbs SEL3072CRG = 583lbs
SEL3078CG = 598lbs SEL3078CRG = 615lbs
SEL3084CG = 625lbs SEL3084CRG = 642lbs

What is the lip projection of an EOD?
On our standard EOD, the projection is 12″ and on our Refer EOD the projection is 14″

What lip sizes do you have?
On our standard EOD, the lip is 14.4″ and on our Refer EOD, the lip is 16″

What is the freight class for an EOD for shipping?
Freight class 60

How much force is on the lever (handle)?

What is the diameter of the EOD handle?
1.315″ diameter

How thick is the steel on the EOD?
On our 20k capacity, it is ⅜” thick.
On our 30k capacity, it is ½” thick.

Find more answers to common yard ramp questions on our yard ramp resources page or wikipedia.

Top Benefits of a Copperloy Mechanical Dock Leveler

A truck using Copperloy's mechanical dock leveler

Warehouse Dock Ramp

A Copperloy mechanical dock leveler is smooth and easy to operate. Whether using the handle or the wall-mounted push button (on the hydraulic unit) your EOD extends fully to the height of the trailer bed for safe freight handling. All the benefits of the mechanical system are also available in our hydraulic material handling warehouse dock leveler models.

Product durability: EODs are designed and engineered using a three-dimensional engineering software package.

Quick, easy lifting and positioning: Our exclusive lift mechanism and spring assembly set the board in place with one-quarter the effort needed to operate the conventional edge of dock levelers.

Push-button operation on hydraulic models: Easy operation will optimize your freight dock solutions.

Ideal for retrofit: The Copperloy edge of dock leveler easily mounts to the face of almost any dock. Transition plates and approach ramps are also available.

Safety: Every Copperloy edge of dock leveler is equipped with a safety maintenance strut to secure the unit while performing routine maintenance. Copperloy equipment is designed to meet OSHA laws and regulations to make your loading dock a safer place to work.

Low maintenance: Maintenance is reduced to simple lubrication of hinges which come equipped with grease fittings.

If you’re ready to upgrade your loading dock equipment, contact us today for more mechanical dock leveler details and learn about our edge of dock levelers price.

What Makes Copperloy Loading Dock Products Superior?

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For over 50 years, Copperloy has been the leader in manufacturing quality, durable loading dock equipment for material handling.

  • A state-of-the-art manufacturing facility inclusive of CNC and robotic technology.
  • In-house Engineering staff reviews each job for proper application and structural integrity.
  • The technical Sales department works with Engineering and the customer throughout the manufacturing process to ensure the product meets the demands of the application.

Proudly Made in the USA

Challenge us with your difficult application! With our in-house engineering department and complete manufacturing facility, we oversee your project from start to finish. From raw material to finished product, your order is produced within our facility. This unique situation enables us to control every step of the manufacturing process, resulting in a quality product built to last.

The Leader in Portable Dock Ramps, Dock Boards, and Mechanical Dock Leveler

Setting the pace in material handling equipment, Copperloy has been providing quality portable ramps and loading dock equipment for over 50 years. All products are manufactured to meet applicable industry and safety standards. Whether you need dock plates, portable yard and truck ramps, portable loading docks, hydraulic lift tables, or other loading dock equipment, we offer the right equipment for your application.

Portable Truck and Yard Ramps, Loading Dock Boards and Dock Plates

Finding the loading dock equipment you need is easy with our large selection of portable ramps, dock boards, dock plates, and more. Just select the product category you’re most interested in and view our many safe and durable pieces of equipment. From dock lifts and portable ramps to accessories like wheel chocks, we have it all.

In addition to our standard Copperloy products of portable ramps, dock boards, and more, we are equipped to also design and manufacture custom products for portable loading docks. These include custom lift, portable yard and truck ramps, dock boards, dock plates, and loading dock equipment to meet your unique needs.

Learn more about the industries we serve and find out if we can help you with your application. Contact us for additional information about our services and your equipment interests today!

How Does Copperloy Compare?

Watch the video below to see how Copperloy’s heavy-duty ramps outperform the competition:

Choosing the Right Yard Ramp for Your Loading Dock

What to choose from our selection of portable yard ramps depends on how you will be using them. Looking for a permanent loading area or do you require a portable loading ramp? What is the maximum weight that your lift trucks will be transporting? (Don’t forget to include the weight of the lift truck.)

Do you require dock-to-ground access or ground-level access to railcars and trucks? Copperloy has been manufacturing loading dock equipment like a mechanical dock leveler for over 60 years and our staff is available to consult with you on the best solution for your loading application.

Dock crews prefer Copperloy because our yard ramps are faster and easier to position than any other ramp on the market and have been proven to outperform other manufacturers including Bluff Manufacturing, Vestil, Discount Ramps, and Handiramp. If you’re not sure of your future needs, consider a rental yard ramp or a used yard ramp. All Copperloy used ramps are factory certified and guaranteed.