Trailer lift for cubed loads

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

The new Rite-Hite Trailer Lift (RHTL) helps raise an array of vehicles to proper dock height, while leveling the trailer bed to help protect cargo and make forklift loading/unloading more efficient and ergonomic. 

Meant for use in automotive and other industries where heavy, cubed loads are common, the RHTL has a reinforced platform and larger hydraulic cylinders for increased lift.

The RHTL’s design provides unobstructed access to a wide variety of vehicle types and loads, helping to provide a universal fit regardless of vehicle bed height. Its four-panel design allows for gentle inclines and declines of the deck surface to help keep the trailer bed level when raised. Integral wheel guides and run-off guard help to ensure proper alignment and keep all trailer tires centered and in place.

The RHTL has upgraded hydraulic cylinders give it an additional two inches of lifting height compared to competitive models. The cylinder towers have been upgraded to feature a deflection technology design that helps protect it from impact by backing trailers, guiding it to centre at the dock.

It also has a reinforced deck for additional strength; dual maintenance rear props for added safety during routine cleaning and maintenance; a traction-enhancing diamond plate tread with abrasive, non-slip paint; integral wheel guides at the front of the lift on the drive approach to ensure accurate dock positioning; and debris guards that run the full length and height of the trailer lift. In addition, the RHTL’s manual release lowering valve can quickly lower the lift in the event of a power outage.

For additional safety, the RHTL can be integrated with Rite-Hite’s SHR-5000 Dok-Lok restraint, whose unique “shadow hook” design provides the greatest reach and widest working range of any restraint on the market, helping it maintain safe engagement with almost any type of truck or trailer. The RHTL and Dok-Lok are both compatible with Rite-Hite’s centralized Dok-Commander control system, which can be interlocked with other pieces of dock equipment and programmed to work only in a safe sequence of operation.