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value because of the many standard features incorporated
in our products. Most of our competitors offer some of
these features, but none offer the full array of features
that set our products apart. With over thirty years of
experience as the nation’s leading builder of dock lifts
and with close attention to product performance in the
field, we have gained the insight and knowledge to
assemble the best value package available in the industry.
Each unit is cleaned
and etched with phosphoric acid, fully primed with a rust
inhibiting primer and then the entire unit is finished
with an enamel paint that is baked on. Advance provides
the best paint finish in the industry.
All shafts and axles
are hard chrome finished and the bearings are lifetime
Our units have a ten
(10) year structural warranty.
Our units are
equipped with machine grade cylinders that include solid
steel bearing blocks with lifetime lubricated bearings,
pistons with special wear rings & quad ring seals, hard
chrome plated stress proof steel cylinder rods and lathe
welded cylinder housings. Each cylinder is equipped with a
speed limiting flow control and a clear plastic return
line to eliminate oil leakage.
Each unit is
equipped with a minimum of three (3) oil filters to
prevent contamination of valves and cylinders.
pressure hoses are 100R2 double wire braid. (See
Advance Lifts is the
only lift manufacturer that is a UL approved electrical
controller assembler. Our entire controller assembly is
covered with a UL label, not just the UL approved
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We have designed our
sales literature to be of maximum help in designing your
dock area and selecting the right equipment for your
application. In addition to the basic product photo and
feature list, we have included full specifications,
drawings, a detailed selection guide, a list of general
questions and answers about lift applications and an
installation site survey checklist.
We have a nationwide
network of knowledgeable dock equipment specialists to
assist you with your dock requirements and design. Their
experience with hundreds of dock designs per year allows
them to apply the latest thinking in dock design to insure
optimum equipment choices and layout for your application.
They can provide thorough support from design to
installation and then they can maintain the equipment to
insure many years of trouble free service.
We pride ourselves
on having the fastest deliveries in the business. If you
are not in a hurry, but are planning for a future
construction date, simply state a “sure” shipping date and
we will make that commitment.
In addition to the
support provided by your distributor, we provide the
following support from the factory:
unit is shipped with the most complete and useful service
manuals in the industry.
service department is available 7 Days A Week
of our manuals are available on our website 24/7.
These are Instant
Docks that simply require positioning and plugging into a
power receptacle and they are ready to go to work. They
were designed for use with light equipment such as hand
carts, 4 wheel carts and pallet jacks.
For other Instant
docks see our Series 6000 lifts on pages 18 & 19.
All models are equipped with a hinged bridge equipped
with a pull back chain.
All models have a combination approach ramp, wheel
All of the electrical controllers are Underwriters
Laboratories approved assemblies.
Each unit is washed with phosphoric acid, fully primed
and then finished with baked enamel.
All cylinders are machine grade with clear plastic
All pressure hoses are double wire braid with JIC
Reservoirs are mild steel.
These units conform to all applicable ANSI codes.
Lifts Dock Lift Specification 11 13
Section 11 13 00
Part 1 –
Related Documents: Provisions established within General
and Supplementary Conditions of the Contract, Division 1 –
General Requirements and Drawings are collectively
applicable to this Section.
Cast In Place Concrete: [Concrete Pit]
Metal Fabrications: [Perimeter guard rails and inserts.]
[Dock slab and door protection angles.]
Electrical: [Connections to dock equipment.]
This section describes the requirements for providing a
dock scissor lift as shown on the Drawing and specified as
Concrete work for dock lift(s) as specified in Part 3
Compliance with ANSI MHI (Material Handling Institute)
General: Submit in accordance with section 01 33 00.
Product data: Submit product data for the dock equipment.
Shop Drawings: Submit drawings indicating fabrication and
erection of dock equipment including plans, elevations and
large scale details.
Maintenance Data: Submit manufacturer’s maintenance and
service data, including address and telephone number of
nearest authorized service representative.
Operating Manuals: Furnish operating and maintenance
manuals and advise Owner on use and maintenance of
Dock lift Standard: Comply with applicable requirements
of ANSI, MH29.1, (“Safety Standard for Industrial Scissor
Lifts”) for construction and operation of dock lifts
Electrical: All electrical components and the entire
controller assembly shall be Underwriters Laboratory
Structural Rigidity: The scissor leg assembly shall be of
structural tube construction for maximum rigidity.
Manufacturer’s standard form in which the manufacturer
agrees to repair or replace lift components that fail in
materials or workmanship within specified warranty period.
Warranty for the Structural Assembly: 10 years from date
of shipment from the manufacturer.
Warranty for the Hydraulic Assembly: 2 years from the date
of shipment from the manufacturer.
Part 2 –
Manufactures: Subject to compliance with requirements,
provide products by one of the following:
Dock Lifts (scissor lifts):
a. Advance Lifts, Inc.
701 S. Kirk Rd. St. Charles, IL 60174, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
voice 1 800 (The dock) 843 3625.
2.2 Dock Lifts
General: Provide manufacturer’s standard hydraulic dock
lift of capacity, size and construction indicated,
consisting of a safety tread steel platform with bevel toe
guards on all four sides (or 3” vertical toe clearance
between platform and the floor on top of ground units),
steel tube scissor legs, lifetime lubricated bearings and
a hydraulic operating system with controls, safety devices
and accessories required.
Type: Provide stationary single scissor type hydraulic
dock lift for permanent, recessed installation in a
preformed concrete pit at location indicated (or permanent
top of ground installation on a concrete pad at location
Rated Capacity: Provide lifting capacity of not less than
______ lb. with ______ lb axle load at the ends and ______
lb. axle load at the sides.
Vertical Travel: Provide maximum vertical travel of 58
Travel Speed: Provide a nominal raising speed of _____
Construction: Fabricate lift from structural steel shapes
rigidly welded and reinforced for maximum strength, safety
and stability. Design assembly to withstand deformation
during both operating and stored phases of service.
Provide mounting brackets for ease of installation.
1. Platform: Fabricate platform
from heavy steel plate with beveled steel toe guards on
all four sides to comply with MH29.1 (or 3” vertical toe
clearance between platform and the floor on top of ground
units to comply with MH29.1). Provide matching hinged
throw-over bridges with retention chains and snaps where
indicated and removable handrails with safety chains.
a. Platform Surface:
Nonskid, safety tread deck plate
b. Platform Size:
______inches wide by ______ inches long
2. Hinged Bridge: Provide hinged
throw over bridge, heavy duty piano type hinge welded to
toe guard at the end of platform, complete with lifting/
retaining chain with snap.
a. Bridge material:
Nonskid, safety tread plate.
b. Bridge size: ______
inches wide by ______ inches long
3. Scissor Mechanism: Fabricate
leg members from heavy duty formed steel tubes to provide
maximum strength and rigidity.
4. Cylinders: Equip lift with no
less than two heavy duty machine grade cylinders with
mechanical internal stops and return lines from breather
vents to the reservoir. Cylinder rods shall be chrome
plated and polished. The cylinders shall be equipped with
flow controls to prevent free fall in compliance with
5. Bearings: Equip lift with
lifetime lubricated bearings for minimum maintenance.
6. Hydraulic Power Unit:
Manufacturer’s standard self contained remotely located
assembly consisting of a steel reservoir, UL listed motor,
high pressure gear pump and valve manifold with pressure
compensated flow control, down solenoid, check valve and
7. Electrical Controls: Constant
pressure UP and Down pushbutton. NEMA 12 UL listed control
box with magnetic motor starter with 3 pole adjustable
overloads, 24 Volt 4 amp fused secondary control
transformer and the entire control box assembly, not just
components, shall be labeled as UL listed.
8. Safety Devices: Provide
Manufacturer’s standard safety devices as follows:
a. Removable handrails
constructed 42” high with midrail and 4” kick plate.
standard safety maintenance support in compliance with
c. Pit mounted units
shall be equipped with 8” bevel toe guards and have a
minimum 2” black and yellow marking along the lower edge
of the toe guards.
d. Top of ground units
shall have a minimum of 3” vertical toe clearance between
the platform and the floor when fully lowered.
9. Paint Finish: Manufacturer
shall fully prime the entire unit, apply enamel paint and
bake cure the final finish.
Part 3 –
Dock Lift Installation
Coordinate forming recessed pit for dock lift to ensure
that all dimensions conform to the requirements for the
specified size and model dock lift.
Attach the dock lift securely, according to manufacturer’s
Adjust And Clean
Make all necessary adjustments for safe, efficient
operation of the dock lift.
After installation, restore
all marred or abraded surfaces to original condition.