Dock Levelers

A dock leveler forms a ramp to bridge the distance between the dock and truck.  It must be able to compensate for the up-and-down movement of the trailer during loading and unloading. A dock leveler must support extremely heavy loads, service a wide range of truck heights, and compensate for tilted trucks.  A dock leveler includes a ramp and a lip.  The ramp is hinged at along its rear edge, and the lip is hinged at the front of the ramp.  To use a dock leveler, raise the ramp.  The lip will swing out.  With the lip extended, lower the ramp until the lip rests on the truck.

The two common types of dock levelers are recessed and edge-of-dock.

NMS Mechanical Dock Leveler

NOVA’s NMS Series Premium Mechanical Dock Levelers incorporate the use of mechanical components to provide excellent reliability and structural durability at an affordable price.  Easy… Read more »

NHS Hydraulic Dock Leveler

NOVA’s NHS Series Premium Hydraulic Dock Levelers incorporate the use of hydraulics to raise and lower both the platform and lip.  A single push-button activates… Read more »

Hydraulic Edge-of-Dock Leveler

When dock space is limited or the working range of a full size, pit-style leveler is not needed; NOVA’s Hydraulic Edge-of-Dock Levelers mount to the… Read more »

NAS Air Powered Dock Leveler

NOVA’s NAS Series Premium Air Powered Dock Leveler incorporates the use of a low-pressure, high-volume air system to raise and lower the platform.  A single… Read more »

Mechanical Edge-of-Dock Leveler

When dock space is limited or the working range of a full size, pit-style leveler is not needed; NOVA’s Mechanical Edge-of-Dock Levelers mount to the… Read more »