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