The majority of commercial businesses’ profits rely on the shipping and importing of goods. Many of these goods arrive on large pallets, which can not only be heavy and burdensome, but also dangerous when not properly lifted and handled. To help your commercial business move cargo in and out of your business, and to facilitate quick, efficient, and safe loading and unloading, dock levelers are key.
What Are Dock Levelers?
A mechanical dock leveler is an essential part of moving heavy loads from the ground to a raised loading zone and visa versa. For commercial businesses and warehouses, dock levelers can easily and quickly move cargo loads weighing hundreds of pounds from one location to another.
Most dock levelers are mechanical, meaning that there are no hydraulics involved. Mechanical dock levelers are incredibly efficient, and can get the job done fast.
The Benefits of Dock Levelers
Dock levelers offer many benefits for those businesses that are shipping or receiving heavy items. These benefits include:
- Ability to handle large loads. If your business needs to move large loads, look no further than heavy-duty dock levelers. These levelers can safely and efficiently handle anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 pounds with no problems.
- Increased worker safety. One of the biggest concerns that you have as the owner of a commercial business is the safety of your workers. With high liability costs, workers’ compensation costs, and healthcare costs, the last thing that you want to have to worry about is an injured worker. Both hydraulic and mechanical levelers present important safety features, ranging from build-in velocity fuses (which can prevent the dock leveler from falling suddenly and unexpectedly) to mechanical fall safe features. These safety features can protect workers, and save you time and money in claims.
- Improved business productivity. When your company is able to load and unload heavy loads more productively, your profits do not have to worry about being in jeopardy. The more smoothly your business can operate, the better.
Dock Leveler Services in South Cook County, IL and Lake County, IN
At Preferred Window & Door, we specialize in commercial dock leveler:
Because we carry most dock levelers working parts in-house, you will never have to wait for weeks for parts to ship—putting your business behind schedule—in order for installation, repairs, or replacement to be made. We can also assess your dock leveler to ensure that it is up to safety standards and working as efficiently as possible. Because a dock leveler accident can be catastrophic, routine maintenance and repairs are essential.