NORDOCK® Hydraulic Dock Leveler


Short Form Specifications

Model* Width Length

* Add capacity required. Example: SH-68-35. Longer models and special size units to fit any existing pit also available.


The PERFORMA™ Series of hydraulic powered dock levelers is the smart choice for the most demanding loading dock and delivers the ultimate in strength, convenience and reliability. Substantial lifetime cost of ownership savings are achieved with the single push button control, heavy-duty hydraulics and patent pending lip activation.The single lift cylinder design reduces parts while providing the most reliable and convenient activation. The patented self-cleaning lip lug and header plate design provides the strongest front hinge and deck support and does not allow debris to collect in this critical area. The indestructible full width rear hinge provides the smoothest transition from floor to leveler deck and eliminates pinch points. Available in capacity ratings from 25,000 to 50,000 pounds in increments of 5,000 pounds, and standard nominal platform sizes of 6, 6.5 & 7 feet wide × 6.8 & 10 feet long.

Standard features include full operating range telescoping side guards, night security locks, integral lip and deck maintenance supports, safety black & yellow side skirt labels, and two heavy duty dock bumpers.


The operator presses the control button until the deck is fully raised. Releasing the button activates the Auto-Descent Lip™ system that extends the lip as the deck lowers placing it smoothly onto the truck bed. The leveler will float up and down and side to side with the truck during loading and maintain lip contact on the bed of the truck at all times.

To store the dock leveler, the operator presses the control button activating the lift system allowing the lip to automatically retract to a pendant position, releasing the button deactivates the power and the leveler lowers to a fully supported position level with the building floor. The standard 16" lip will extend out 11" beyond a 4" bumper and engage a truck 12" above and below building floor level.

Note: Longer lip option reduces above dock service range.


Unitized platform structure with dual side 33% beam to deck weld pattern and continuous welds at the beam to header plate and lugs for maximum strength. The deck plate, lip plate and beams are constructed from high-tensile steel and safety tread top running surface. The deck support structure includes dual flange style beams, center deck support and welded side guards for superior strength.

The frame has four upright, two forward supports and a fixed continuous smooth transition rear hinge to eliminate pinch, trip or impact point. A security lock system prevents illegal building entry when the overhead door is closed. Full width zinc plated front & rear hinge rods are constructed from SAE 1045 superior shaft and factory coated with anti-seize lubricant. The motor is a totally enclosed non-ventilated type available in all voltages.

The control box is a NEMA 4 weather tight enclosure with motor starter, overload protection and single shielded push button.


NORDOCK® guarantees that the SHF Model of hydraulic powered dock levelers will perform as described and to the full satisfaction of the purchaser for one-year from date of receipt or NORDOCK® will repair, replace or remove the product and refund the purchase price. In addition, the front and rear hinge assemblies are guaranteed, under specified guidelines, for a period of Twenty-Years, and the deck, lip and frame for Ten-Years.

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