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Series 6000 Instant Dock Lifts
5,000 - 12,000 lb. Capacity
(Top of Ground Lifts for Carts to Fork Trucks)



 offer superior 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 lubricated.

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.

Our hydraulic pressure hoses are 100R2 double wire braid. (See Fig. 3)


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 components.




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:

4Each unit is shipped with the most complete and useful service manuals in the industry.

4Our service department is available 7 Days A Week

4All 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.

4 All models are equipped with a hinged bridge equipped with a pull back chain.

4 All models have a combination approach ramp, wheel chock.

4 All of the electrical controllers are Underwriters Laboratories approved assemblies.

4 Each unit is washed with phosphoric acid, fully primed and then finished with baked enamel.

4 All cylinders are machine grade with clear plastic return lines.

4 All pressure hoses are double wire braid with JIC fittings.

4 Reservoirs are mild steel.

4 These units conform to all applicable ANSI codes.


Model Lift Cap Axle Cap Platform Overall  Lowered  Raised  Bridge Ramp Ship Lbs
1045  4,000  2,000  6’ X 6’  76” X 92”  5-1/4” 58-1/4”  18” X 60”  30” X 60”  2,400
1055  5,000  2,000  6’ X 6’  76” X 92”  5-1/4” 58-1/4” 18” X 60” 30” X 60” 2,500




Lifts Dock Lift Specification 11 13 00


                                               Section 11 13 00

                                                Stationary Dock Lift

Part 1 – GENERAL


1.1  Summary

A.    Related Documents: Provisions established within General and Supplementary Conditions of the Contract, Division 1 – General Requirements and Drawings are collectively applicable to this Section.

B.    Related Sections:

1.     Cast In Place Concrete: [Concrete Pit]

2.     Metal Fabrications: [Perimeter guard rails and inserts.] [Dock slab and door protection angles.]

3.     Electrical: [Connections to dock equipment.]


1.2  System Description

A.    This section describes the requirements for providing a dock scissor lift as shown on the Drawing and specified as model _________.

B.    Concrete work for dock lift(s) as specified in Part 3

C.    Compliance with ANSI MHI (Material Handling Institute) 29.1


1.3  Submittals

A.    General:  Submit in accordance with section 01 33 00.

B.    Product data: Submit product data for the dock equipment.

C.    Shop Drawings: Submit drawings indicating fabrication and erection of dock equipment including plans, elevations and large scale details.

D.    Maintenance Data: Submit manufacturer’s maintenance and service data, including address and telephone number of nearest authorized service representative.

E.     Operating Manuals: Furnish operating and maintenance manuals and advise Owner on use and maintenance of equipment.


1.4  Quality Assurance

A.    Dock lift Standard:  Comply with applicable requirements of ANSI, MH29.1, (“Safety Standard for Industrial Scissor Lifts”) for construction and operation of dock lifts

B.    Electrical: All electrical components and the entire controller assembly shall be Underwriters Laboratory listed.

C.    Structural Rigidity: The scissor leg assembly shall be of structural tube construction for maximum rigidity.


1.5  Warranty

A.    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.

B.    Warranty for the Structural Assembly: 10 years from date of shipment from the manufacturer.

C.    Warranty for the Hydraulic Assembly: 2 years from the date of shipment from the manufacturer.




2.1 Acceptable manufacturers

A.    Manufactures: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products by one of the following:

1.     Dock Lifts (scissor lifts):

            a. Advance Lifts, Inc. 701 S. Kirk Rd. St. Charles, IL 60174, email, voice 1 800 (The dock) 843 3625.


2.2 Dock Lifts (Scissor Lifts)

            A.  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.

            B.  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 indicated).

            C.  Rated Capacity:  Provide lifting capacity of not less than ______ lb. with ______ lb axle load at the ends and ______ lb. axle load at the sides.

            D. Vertical Travel:  Provide maximum vertical travel of 58 inches.

            E. Travel Speed:  Provide a nominal raising speed of _____ fpm.

            F. 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 MH29.1.

                        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 relief valve.

                        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.

                                    b. Manufacturer’s standard safety maintenance support in compliance with MH29.1.

                                    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.




3.1          Dock Lift Installation

A.    Coordinate forming recessed pit for dock lift to ensure that all dimensions conform to the requirements for the specified size and model dock lift.

B.    Attach the dock lift securely, according to manufacturer’s written instructions.

3.2          Adjust And Clean

A.    Make all necessary adjustments for safe, efficient operation of the dock lift.

B.    After installation, restore all marred or abraded surfaces to original condition.











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