September 9, 2009
Available in 5,000 lbs. and 6,000 lbs. capacities, Dura-Dock™ lifts from Southworth Products feature corrosion-resistant, galvanized base and legs as standard. For higher capacities (up to 20,000 lbs.) galvanized construction is optional. All Southworth dock lifts work from grade level to a maximum height of 59 inches.
A lift can be installed to accommodate any dock or loading configuration, whether the truck is parked perpendicular or parallel to the dock. Usually mounted in a concrete pit so the unit's lowered platform is at grade level, the lift is even more useful if the location lacks a dock altogether. A drain in the base of the lift prevents standing water if the unit is installed outdoors.
Platform sizes range from 6 x 8 feet to 8 x 12 feet. Lower-capacity models are designed to support loaded hand pallet trucks, while the higher-capacity models support loaded forklifts. Standard features include a weatherproof pushbutton NEMA-4X control with 20 feet of coiled cord; a diamond-tread, steel platform with beveled toe-guards painted yellow for safety; removable steel handrails with mid-rails and 4-inch-high kickplates; a hinged, diamond-tread throw-over plate at one end of the platform and a snap chain at the other end; hardened steel pins operating in self-lubricated bearings at all pivot points; adjustable yet uniform lowering speed with a pressure-compensated flow-control valve; and excess flow protection for controlled descent in the unlikely event of hydraulic line rupture.
All lifts meet or exceed ANSI Standard MH29.1, Safety Requirements for Industrial Scissors Lifts.