is one of the most important material handling devices used for bridging the height difference between a vehicle and a warehouse floor. It is an adjustable platform meant to make moving materials or finished products to or from a truck easy. The platform is a tough plate that is easily raised from its resting position on the ground to the door of a truck. This means that whether you are using a forklift for loading or hand trucks
, the process becomes easier. Dock levelers can be grouped into several categories. The most common is the hydraulic dock version. As the name suggests, the dock platform movement is moved by a hydraulic system. It is considered safer compared to the manual model. The other common model is the manual dock leveler. Unlike the hydraulic system that is operated by simply placing a button, the manual model requires the dock attendants to manually pull the release chain. Other types of dock levelers include the vertical stocking leveler, edge dock leveler, and telescopic dock leveler.