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Loading Dock Levelers

Ensure Better Workflow While Minimizing Chronic Workplace Injuries
Loading & unloading products with conventional portable dock plates at the dock can lead to chronic workplace injuries. The design of outdated portable dock plates can result in dock shocks and body vibrations resulting in chronic neck and body injuries, and product spills and equipment damage.  

To avoid these conditions, it’s important to invest in high-quality and built-to-last dock levelers with smooth transition designs.

A dock leveler with a smooth transition design offers the following benefits:

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Advanced and Highly-Functional Dock Levelers

Recognized as a leading dock equipment manufacturer, at Chalfant Sewing Fabricators Inc, we strive for innovation in our products. We offer dock levelers that are designed for performance—helping create a more productive and safer workplace.

We take pride in the fact that our dock levelers have meet standards in the industry for durability, performance, ease of operation and safety.

Our range features mechanical, edge-of-dock, air-powered and hydraulic leveler series. Here’s a quick overview of how these categories differ, and the benefits that they offer to users. Take a look:

Series H1 Hydraulic Dock Levelers

If you’re looking for a fully hydraulic dock leveler with advanced features, then Series H1 is your best bet. It is designed for performance and offers unmatched dock safety.  Featuring frame support struts; H1 dock leveler is perhaps the safest and strongest leveler you can find in the industry.

Its 4” main cylinder and 2” ram offers inline-safety stop. This provides protection against free-fall that may occur due to unscheduled and early truck departures.  On the other hand, the C channel extends tremendous deck support and greater resistance.  

Another feature that is unique to the H1 series is the solid state proximity sensor which helps control all dock leveler functions.

Series H2 Hydraulic Dock Levelers
Series H2 have hydraulically-operated lips and decks that help with both efficient and smooth dock leveler operation. The lip levelers act like night locks, providing security and safe cross traffic support.

Air Powered Series Dock Leveler

If you’re looking for a air-bag, air powered dock leveler with advanced features, then the Air Power Series Dock Leveler is your best bet. Featuring frame support struts, rotary switch control box, grease fittings on lip hinge, lip keepers serve as night locks for security and provide cross-traffic support when unit is stored.

The Air Power Series Dock Leveler offers strength, ease of operation and affordability. The air operated system provides smooth, efficient operation of the dock leveler.

Deck and the lip are constructed of 55,000 lb. minimum yield steel tread plate. Extra heavy rear angle with strategically placed gussets provides maximum structural support and frame strength.

Series MPL Mechanical Dock Levelers

Series MPL Mechanical Dock Levelers
Manually activated, the MPL mechanical dock levelers use extension-spring counterbalance and pull chain operations. In other words, no straining or lifting is required.

MPL mechanical dock levelers are available in different capacities and in both 18” and 20” lip options. For unmatched support and strength, these levelers offer dual 60,000 lb. safety legs. In MPL, mechanical dock levelers lip and deck are constructed of 55,000 lb. minimum yield steel tread plate.

Series C Mechanical Dock Levelers
Though this series shares similar features to the MPL series, what makes it different is its dynamic capacity. The Series C dock leveler is available in two dynamic capacities such as 25,000 & 30,000 lb. while the lip and deck are constructed of 55,000 lb. minimum yield steel tread plate.

Edge-of-Dock Levelers

Available in both mechanical and hydraulic models, the edge of dock levelers are economical and best for applications that don’t support the installation of pit style levelers. They are a safer choice when compared to dock plates. Additionally, they are also ergonomically efficient.

Hydraulic Edge-of-Dock Leveler
Embedded with solid-state technology, hydraulic edge of dock levelers offer convenience and quality similar to hydraulic dock levelers but are available at competitive prices. They are super easy to use and are available in various dynamic capacities such as 20000, 25000, 30,000 and even 35000lb.

Mechanical or Bar Lift Edge-of-Dock Leveler
If you’re looking for an economical, low-maintenance, easy to operate and durable dock leveler with dynamic ramp capacities, then look no further.  Simply position the bar, pull it back and down and just push the bar in the forward direction. This act will extend the lip. It’s as easy as it can be.


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Proper Loading Dock Equipment Selection
Contact us today for help you with proper loading dock equipment selection for your loading dock equipment application. We can help you in properly select and specify dock seals, dock shelters, rail shelters, dock levelers; hydraulic dock levelers and mechanical dock levelers, truck restraints, and your loading dock equipment needs, to meet your unique needs.