Why Dock Leveler Preventive Maintenance is Important

Why Dock Leveler Preventive Maintenance is Important

Performing preventive maintenance on a dock leveler is important to the longevity and use of the equipment. It is a necessary parts of equipment ownership and should be completed based on the frequency the equipment is used or at minimum once per year.

A dock leveler that is used more often will require more frequent inspections and maintenance. Generally speaking, a dock leveler that is used several times per month should require maintenance twice per year. A dock leveler that is used several times per week should be checked once per quarter. And a dock leveler used frequently every day should be checked on a monthly basis.

Environmental conditionals also play a role in equipment use and inspection. For example, a cold storage or refrigerated loading dock has colder temperatures and harsher environments. This plays a role in performing an inspection more frequently and preventive maintenance. Components are susceptible to corrosion and rust at a higher rate, and should be accounted for.

To inspect a dock leveler and perform maintenance, consult with your equipment Owner's Manual for recommendations, safety guidelines, and points of adjustment, lubrication, and inspection.

While a dock leveler is a dock leveler, they can use different activation systems and power sources. This will change how you address your equipment and will be addressed in your Owner's Manual.

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