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Ideal door size for Series 700 Rigid Dock Shelter is up to 12’ x 12’

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Rigid Dock Shelters, Series 700

Chalfant Series 700 Standard Dock Shelter
Chalfant Series 700 Rigid Dock Shelter is designed to allow the truck to back into the shelter - as if into a tunnel. The side and top curtains flex inward with a wiping action that conforms to the truck body and completely seals the sides and top. The Series 700 Rigid Dock Shelter provides full access to the truck for loading and unloading operations. Steel support legs protect and support the shelter.

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Dock Shelter Features Summary...

  • “The Rigid Dock Shelter is designed provide tight seal against rail cars and prevent weather, exhaust dust, bugs, fumes from entering building.
  • Heavy-duty steel wood frame top and sides covered with translucent polyurethane covering which will allow natural light into the dock area.
  • Standard raked header to allow for drainage.
  • Draft pads located at the bottom of the side member to prevent air infiltration.
  • Available in a wide variety of tested high quality fabrics and available in a
     large array of colors.
  • One (1) year Guarantee against manufacturing defects in material & workmanship from date of installation.

Recommended Door Service Sizes...
Ideal door size for Series 700 Rigid Dock Shelter is up to 12’ x 12’. Recommended seal past bumper min. 12”. Consult factory for larger door sizes.

Recommended Truck Service Range...
A properly specified Chalfant Series 700 Rigid Dock Shelter will have an ideal service range from 11’0” to 13’6” high and 8’0” to 8’6” wide, sealing the wide variety of over-the-road trucks at your dock.

Standard Dock Shelter Construction Summary...

Standard laboratory tests and field experience with various dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter cover fabrics provide long life and superior tear strength, abrasion resistance, resistance to low temperature cold cracking and weatherability. Chalfant dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter fabric selections include; vinyl, hypalon and neoprene coated nylon. See fabric weights, types and colors in our fabric performance section.

  1. Head Curtain Assembly - Reinforce fiberglass top attached to wood frame and supported by mounting brackets. The head curtain is attached to head frame by lags.
  2. Guardian Wear Pleats - Three (3) wear pleats at corners of the curtain add greater life to your dock shelter, with greater protection comes longer life for your dock shelter.
  3. Polyurthane Sides and Fiberglass Top - White polyurethane is secured to the side frame wood framework & fiberglass is secured to the head frame framework.
  4. Head and Side Frames - Head frame kiln dried pressure treated 2” x 6” wood frame slope from center to provide for drainage. Side frame kiln dried pressure treated wood frame.
  5. Fiberglass Stays - Stays to be contained between outer and inner covers to insure constant pressure with the truck.
  6. Thread - Chalfant carefully selects all materials for durability, including thread which is polyester heavy-duty, minimum size 138 bonded. Meets Federal Specification V-T-285
  7. Head Curtain and Side Curtains - Choice of fabrics 22 oz vinyl, 16 oz hypalon, 16 oz neoprene, 40 oz neoprene and 40 oz vinyl, in a wide variety of colors.
  8. Guide Stripes and Bottom Wear Face - Reinforced multi-ply bottom panels with a high visibility standard length guide stripe.
  9. Cushions-Bottom Seal - Secured to the inside side pad, cushions seal to truck sides during use and return to shape upon truck departure.
  10. Steel Support Legs - Special design heavy-duty steel support legs to provide protection and support of the rigid dock shelter structure.

Standard laboratory tests and field experience with various dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter cover fabrics provide long life and superior tear strength, abrasion resistance, resistance to low temperature cold cracking and weatherability. Chalfant dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter fabric selections include; vinyl, hypalon and neoprene coated nylon. See fabric weights, types and colors in our fabric performance section.

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Dock Seal Fabric Performance Specification

Our full range of selected quality fabrics; Vinyl, "High Tear Resistant Guardian 60" and optional fabrics, in a variety of colors and available fabric weights, make durable seals and shelters. The dock seal/shelter lifespan depends on the application; lighter duty fabrics have a lower investment cost and are best suited for low volume truck applications.

The Guardian 60, is the most durable and abrasion resistant fabric, it will endure the most demanding applications at the loading dock. Durability of the dock seal will be enhanced if it includes one of the following; wear face, guardian face, guardian pleats. For color selection we recommend black and most loading dock professionals do agree, that is the best color choice due to the contact of dirt, grime and oil on the back over-the-road trucks/trailers and contact with a dock seal/shelter, eventually the face of any dock fabric will turn black.

Fabric Material
Choices
  • High Tear G60
  • 22 oz Vinyl
  • 40 oz Vinyl
Tongue Tear Strength
(lbs. W×L)
  • 176 X 154
  • 110 X 110
  • 176 X 154
Abrasion Resistance
(cycles)
  • 10,000
  • 4,000
  • 9,000
Cold Resistance
(at -40°)
  • Pass
  • Pass
  • Pass

Standard laboratory tests and field experience with various dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter cover fabrics provide long life and superior tear strength, abrasion resistance, resistance to low temperature cold cracking and weatherability. Chalfant dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter fabric selections include; vinyl, hypalon and neoprene coated nylon. See fabric weights, types and colors in our fabric performance section.

Fabric Color Selection

Note: Fabric Color May Vary From Web Images, Your Chalfant Dealer/Installer Has Fabric Swatches For Your Valued Review and Selection. Other optional colors are available upon request.

FIND THE RIGHT DOCK SEAL/SHELTER

At Chalfant finding the right dock enclosure for your application just got easier. Whether its a dock seal, hybrid dock seal, flexible dock shelter, rigid dock shelter or or rail shelter, we can help guide you in making the right selection for your application.

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Chalfant dock levelers and edge-of-docks are made of tough diamond tread plate design that assures a non-slip surface for greater safety and stops that lock the board firmly in place, for easy loading. Find out which "tough dock leveler" is the right choice for your application.

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CHOOSE THE BEST TRUCK RESTRAINT

Whether you seek an automatic or manual style truck restraint, Chalfant can help you choose the best truck restraint that will exceed your application demands and provide lowest cost of ownership. With Chalfant we can help you keep your dock safe for years to come.

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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.