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Width Selection
There are three standard widths; 6'0", 6'6" and 7'0" dock levelers. The 6'0" width is the most common, however with wider trucks the change is to 6'6" wide and 7'0" wide dock levelers, to accomadate wider loads. The 6'0" and 6'6" wide dock levelers come standard with a straigt lip, while the 7'0" wide dock levelers typically have a taper lip to 6'6" wide. The 6'6" wide maintains full lip width and allows maximum manovering, which eliminates the drop-off area created by a tapering lip.

Length Selection
There are four standard nominal lengths; 5', 6', 8' and 10' dock levelers. The length is typically dictated by the grade capablity of your material handling equipment, please see selecting dock height section for ramp grade capability. It is important to note that with a longer dock leveler choice, there is less wear and tear on your material handling equipment, as well as, longer dock leveler life.
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11525 Madison Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102-2325

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Brief product selection...
Guardian 3-in-1 Dock Seal System
Series 100 Standard Dock Seal
Series 101 & 103 Curtain Dock Seal
Series 200 & 205 Adjustable Dock Seal
Series 300 "L" Pad Curtain Dock Seal
Series 400 Soft Seal Shelter
Series 500 Rail Shelter
Series 700 Flex Shelter
Series 700 Rigid Shelter
Universal Dock Recovers
Loading Dock Metal Canopy
Chal-Strip Dor-Closures
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