Hydraulic dock leveler

Hydraulic dock levelers


Incorporated features in every Nordock hydraulic dock leveler

Each Canadian-made Nordock hydraulic dock leveler features a tapered lip for smooth transition from truck to dock floor, simple push-button operation and a full-width, continuous rear hinge for ultimate strength and reliability in demanding applications.

Nordock guarantees these products will outperform all others on the market.

Built for strength: Hydraulic dock levelers are manufactured in Canada and tested to withstand impact and handle the heaviest loads, with a 33% deck-to-beam weld ratio and up to 15-20% heavier than traditional dock levelers.

Center deck support that lasts: High-quality, consistent placement of welds and proper center deck support allows for even weight distribution throughout the hydraulic dock leveler.

No pinch points: The open lug design on the front hinge allows debris to pass straight through the dock, eliminating pinch points that cause serious structural damage to other dock levelers.

Premium safety: Open and close the hydraulic dock leveler with a push of a button, unlike mechanical dock levelers which require workers to manually open and close the dock lip, causing workplace injuries to the neck, shoulders and back.


Unique open lug design eliminates pinch points

Nordock products are guaranteed to outperform all others on the market, and these dock levelers are no exception. Their unique open lug design on the front lip eliminates pinch points by allowing debris to pass straight through the dock leveler. Pinch points are often the cause of serious structural damage to traditional dock levelers, often leading to frequent maintenance and high repair costs. The open lug design is standard on all models except the Constructor and Sliding Barrier-Lip series.

Unique open lug design by Nordock eliminates pinch points
Comparing a traditional dock lip with the Nordock dock lip that is guaranteed to outperform

Constructed to support the heaviest loads in demanding applications

The majority of dock levelers that are available on the market use inconsistent spot welds on one side of the hinge that provides significantly insufficient support to the center deck. Nordock’s hydraulic dock leveler lips use consistent 4″ welds that encompass both sides of every hinge, delivering superior center deck support that is able to handle the heaviest loads.

Key features of every Nordock hydraulic dock leveler

Constructed from heavy-duty cylinders with a non-adjustable velocity fuse, each hydraulic dock leveler manufactured by Nordock features seven rear structural frame supports, an open frame design for easy pit cleaning and full operating range telescoping side guards—all operated with a single push-button control.


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Heavy-Duty (NH)

The Heavy-Duty hydraulic dock leveler is capable of handling between 20,000-50,000 lbs in weight.

Super-Duty (SD)

Super-Duty has an extensive load capacity of 80,000-160,000 lbs.

Barrier (NB)

Barrier hydraulic dock levelers are constructed to handle 30,000-120,000 lbs with an extended 18" long lip to prevent accidental falls off the loading dock area.

Sliding Barrier-Lip (SBL)

The SBL hydraulic dock leveler handles 30,000-80,000 lbs with ease and features an extended 18" long lip that acts as a barrier against accidental fall-off.

Constructor (CH)

The Constructor series of dock levelers are capable of handling 20,000-50,000 lbs.

Model comparison chart

Heavy-Duty (NH) Super-Duty (SD) Barrier (NB) Sliding Barrier-Lip (SBL) Constructor (CH)
Standard size 6'x6' to 7'x10' 6'x6' to 7'x10' 6'x6' to 7'x10' 6'x6' to 7'x10' 6'x6' to 7'x8'
Load capacity 20,000-50,000 lbs 80,000-160,000 lbs 30,000-120,000 lbs 30,000-80,000 lbs 20,000-50,000 lbs
Standard lip 16" 18" 18" 20" 16"


Truck-Lock vehicle restraint systems.
Fall-Stop safety barrier gates.
• Emergency stop and lip extend control.
• Extended 18" and 20" long lip available (18" lip comes standard on Super-Duty and Barrier; 20" model comes standard on Sliding Barrier-Lip).
• Automatic return to dock level.
• Brush weather seals.
• Steel spring and steel face dock bumpers.
Dock lights.
• Safety barrier lip available for Heavy-Duty and Super-Duty models.


Lip lug
Front hinge:
20 years*
Full-width rear hinge
rear hinge:

20 years*
10 years*
Lifting mechanism
Lifting mechanism:
5 years*

*Warranty applicable to all models except Constructor and Sliding Barrier-Lip.

Constructor: 1 year limited.
Sliding Barrier-Lip: 20 years (full-width rear hinge), 10 years (structural) and 5 years (lifting mechanism).


Heavy-Duty dock leveler

The Heavy-Duty hydraulic dock leveler is a unitized welded structure with continuous welds at the beam, header plate and lugs for maximum strength.

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