Combination Truck Leveler and Slide SlopeCLIMBING LEVELER

Summary and Features

A slide scope that is movable and can be used as a track leveler to eliminate steps.

Three functions in one unit

When a truck arrives, use the levelerbetween the dock and truck (max. angle 9.5°) to create a stable bridge between the two. Or, if you want to eliminate the height-difference between the loading platform and the ground below, simply lower the leveler all the way down to create a gentle slope. When not in use, simply leave the leveler at 0° to serve as usable space.
This three-in-one Climbing Leveler is recommended for all kinds of loading docks and platforms.

Fast Up & Down Movement

Moves up to connect to trucks in about 30 seconds, or all the way to the ground in about 45 seconds, both fast enough to improve work efficiency.

Rated up to 5 Tons

The Climbing Leveler uses SS41 steel construction for a rated load capacity up to 5 tons and to ensure safe, stable operation.

Create a Stable Slope

The CLIMBING LEVELER creates a sliding slope about 500mm in the up position or 1,000mm in the down position, allowing forklifts to ride over it without instablity.

Let’s solve the Step Leveling Problem!

Truck waiting on the street
Elimination of waiting trucks
Installed dock leveler There are cases where it cannot be used for trucks with a high loading platform.

Most loading docks are designed with truck height in mind, and also have slope mechanisms that allow forklifts to come and go.

The problem, though, is that installing such slopes means that many trucks can’t find the right berth, and they end up lined up outside on the roadside, in many cases inconveniencing the neighborhood.

Many loading docks have dock levelers that eliminate truck-dock height differences, but some—like container trucks—are so large that forklifts still cannot get inside, and cargo conveniently already loaded on pallets must be unloaded by hand, piece by piece.

Certainly loading docks should be designed with better truck berths, but there is also a need for equipment to create slopes and eliminate height differences.

The CLIMBING LEVELER solves the problem of eliminating such steps.

Examples of Application

Use the button controls to raise the Climbing Leveler to establish a stable slope between platform and truck loading gate. (Max. angle: 9.5°; leading edge slide width: 500mm)

When not in use, the Climbing Leveler serves as ordinary usable space.

Level Set / Flat

When necessary, the Climbing Leveler can eliminate the step between platform and ground.
(Max. angle: 7°; leading edge slide width: 1000mm)


Advantages of introducing the CLIMBING LEVELER

The Climbing Leveler eliminates the height differences for even large container trucks.
(If the height difference between the platform and truck loading gate is too great, then even using a normal dock leveler is not enough to allow forklift entry.)

Eliminated dedicated slopes, increasing space for truck berths → More truck berths mean shorter truck waiting times → Shorter waiting times mean fewer trucks waiting by the neighborhood roadside

With Normal Slopes

Surface area 20m2 (6tsubo)
Concrete slope ¥2 million
Dock leveler ¥1 million
Device・facility cost ¥3 million
Dead space caused by slope 20m2 (6tsubo)
Disadvantages in terms of work space
* per tsubo ¥4,000
× 6 tsubo × 12 months
= ¥288,000/year


Surface area 12m2 (3.6tsubo)
with slope function
with truck leveler
Device・facility cost ¥6 million
(standard specification)
Depreciation Slope + Truck leveler
= ¥3 million
Disadvantages in terms of work space Annual ¥288,000 × 11 years
= ¥3.168 million
Total ¥6.168 milion
Can be depreciated in 11 years


  • Installed case
  • Installed case
  • Installed case
  • 導入事例
    Combined use with dock shelter

Specifications and Drawings

Load Capacity Passing loads up to 5,000 kg
Dimensions 1,800 mm W × 5,000 mm L
Lip Length 500 mm (up) or 1,000 mm (down)
Operating Range Recommended angle of 9.5° up
or 7.0° down
Allowable Cant L-R 50-100 mm
Operation 6-button control panel
Safety Mechanisms (1) Anti-descent lock (2) Anti-twist lip (4 angles)
(3) Built-in maintenance stock
Power Source 3-phase motor, 200V AC, 2.2kW, 4P
Color Main unit: JPMA No. 542; Side cart: yellow
Weight Approx. 3,730kg

* Pitless installation means no worries about water pooling.

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