The system also features Automatic Recycle, which automatically returns the leveler to a safe, dock level position when the truck departs with the leveler lip on the bed of the trailer. This function avoids a dangerous void-in-the-floor condition resulting from a leveler that remains at the bottom of the pit. The levelers are designed to prevent platform free-fall from any position in the event of early truck departure with a heavy load on the platform. In the event of uncontrolled ramp drop the dependable, hydraulic fuse safety stop system automatically stops the ramp drop by limiting free-fall to three in. or less, thereby helping protect employees and equipment.
The series provides full-range free-float of the leveler platform. The leveler's hydraulic fuse safety stop system eliminates the need for mechanical safety legs, and requires no chain pulling. Leveler full-range free- float maximizes productivity by allowing the platform to float freely above and below dock level during loading and unloading. Units come standard with a maintenance support system to support both the ramp and lip for maximum safety and convenience. The unique safety device stays in place even if the leveler is impacted from the side or rear by a fork truck, and provides lockout capability to help facilities comply with OSHA regulations.
Rite-Hite Corporation, 8900 N. Arbon Drive, P.O. Box 245020, Milwaukee, WI 53224-9520; phone: 414-355-2600; fax: 414-355-9248