The M Series Pit leveler from Loading Dock Supply, exclusively constructed with a solid “C” Channel deck support, and dual 60,000 lb. safety legs for additonal strength and support. With its direct extension spring design eliminates moving parts. Deck and lip are constructed of 55,000 lb. minimum yield steel tread plate. Lip keepers serve as night locks for security and provide safe cross traffic support when unit is stored. Dock Bumpers and grease fittings on lip hinge are standard with each unit. These features coupled with an easy pull chain and walk down activation make this leveler one of the simplest to use for day to day use.
Deck and lip are constructed of 55,000 lb. Minimum Yield Steel Tread Plate.
All PIONEER M Series Levelers are exclusively equipped with Solid Steel Structural "C" Channel for maximum deck support. Each beam is fully welded to a Full-width for Header Plate at the front of the Leveler.
Direct Extension Spring Design has no moving parts - nothing to service!
Extra Heavy Rear Angle with Strategically Placed Gussets provides maximum structural support and frame strength.
Laminated Bumpers included to protect dock face and Leveler from truck damage.
Continuous Hinge Design with Grease Fittings included as standard.
Front and rear Forklift Slots provide easy access for maneuvering and installation. Side Ports allow unit to be suspended and lowered into pit from dock floor.
Custom engineered Rear Angle is two inches wider than the Leveler, providing extra area to weld at both ends.
Maintenance Struts are a standard feature on all M Series Levelers.
Positive Hold-down Device allows up and down float when in service.
PIONEER's Counterbalance System operates on simple , Direct Extension Spring Design with no moving parts . Adjustment Nut is located at the front of the Leveler for safe, easy access.
Lip Keepers serve as night locks for security, and provide safe Cross-traffic Support when unit is stored. Deck tilts to a maximum of 4" from side to side to compensate for unlevel trucks.
Safety Legs automatically provide below dock support in event of premature truck departure.
Toe Guards protect workers from injury during loading and unloading.
Conveniently located Pull-chain provides easy activation of deck and lip.
Direct extension Spring Counterbalance provides easy walk-down.
Operating Range of 12" above and 12" below dock allows Leveler to be recycled with the truck in position.
Automatic, positive lip extension with Hydra-Lip standard.
A 5-year warranty on structural members. A 1-year warranty is provided on mechanical and miscellaneous parts (including materials, labor, and freight).
“M” Series Mechanical Pit Leveler
1. Design is based on products manufactured by; PIONEER Dock Equipment
2. Type: Loading dock leveler shall be fully mechanical pull chain operated with no moving parts. No rollers, cams or lanyards.
B. Product Characteristics: Dock Levelers
1. Product: Fully mechanical dock leveler – Model M
2. Capacity: (25, 30, 35, 40, 45, & 50,000 lb. capacities available)
4.1 The platform shall be ¼” thick, 55,000 lb. minimum yield steel tread plate. Platform support shall be structural steel “C” channel welded at front of leveler to full width header plate. No formed sheet metal shapes will be acceptable. 4.2 Lip shall be 1/2” thick (5/8” to ¾” depending on capacity), 55,000 lb. minimum yield steel tread plate with a projection beyond the platform edge of 16” and 12” beyond the bumpers. Lip hinge pin shall be 1” cold rolled CF1045 steel shaft. Hinge tubes are 1 1/8” I.D. seamless with grease fittings. 4.3 Toe guards shall be working range type as standard. Full Range Toe Guards are available as an option. 4.4 Counter balance system to be direct extension spring design with no moving parts.
5.1 Conveniently located pull chain release provides easy activation of deck and lip. 5.2 Lip to automatically extend and stop in the raised position. Hydra Lip feature slows the descent of the lip allowing the unit to be walked down onto the truck bed. Hydra-Lip to be fully yieldable if impacted by incoming truck.
6.1 Positive hold down device to allow up and down float when servicing truck. 6.2 Unit shall have a working range of 12” above and 12” below dock level. 6.3 Below dock safety legs shall provide positive stop in case of premature truck departure and shall not be affected by lip motion. 6.4 Ramp to be recyclable with truck in position at dock. 6.5 Cross traffic support and night lock security to be provided by lip stored in lip keepers. 6.6 Deck to compensate (tilt) a maximum of 4” from side to side to service out of level trucks. 6.7 Levelers and warranty shall meet or exceed the performance requirements of CS202-56., O.S.H.A. and A.N.S.I. MH-14.1. 1 – 1984.
7. Weather seal: Brush type (meets FDA requirements) weather seals optional.
8. Bumpers: Two per dock leveler. Bumpers to be laminated.
Pit Leveler Pan Form
Avoid costly mistakes and get the right dimensions everytime with a Pan form kit. Designed for ease of use, the Pit Pan form is simple to assemble and place prior to pouring your dock pit. All steel construction make this item ideal for any new dock installation. Click the links below to learn more about installation and dimensions.
For applications where trucks are coming in lower than the Pit Leveler operating range, we suggest using wheel risers. Getting yours trailer bed up to a safe working height, at or above dock level, is essential to the proper freight handling. Wheel risers are also a great product for loading docks receiving a variety of trucks heights.