DLM is your one-stop-shop for complete loading dock solutions. While Edge-of-Docks from DLM are most common, products also include pit-style levelers, vehicle restraints, dock communication, accessories, and more. All DLM products are proudly Made in the USA.
DLM equipment has proven the test of time with its strong and durable design. From the use of structural steel in dock levelers, to the mechanics of vehicle restraints, all DLM products are built to last.
With facilities in Wisconsin and Arkansas, DLM is proud to manufacture all of its products in the USA.
DLM dock equipment is built to order with the specifications provided by the customer. Every detail is checked to ensure each customer is receiving a quality product exactly how they want it.
DLM strives itself on quality. Our dock equipment is always built to be durable and reliable. Finished products are reviewed and operated for quality reassurance.
Generally, decisions on which type of leveler best suits your company are based on frequency of use, maintenance availability, and budget constraints.
Push button levelers, such as hydraulic or air powered levelers, are the easiest to use and lowest maintenance option. Mechanical levelers are the lowest price option.
Our dealership network sales force can work with you to find the leveler and restraint choice that best suit your needs.
Leveler capacity can be calculated by combining the weight of your fork truck including batteries and attachments to the total weight of the freight being carried. Other factors worth noting are the frequency of loads, future increases in fork truck size or load size, and dock height. Our dealership network sales force can work with you to find the leveler capacity which are best suited to your needs.
Truck restraints are the best way to protect your people from the dangers of a truck leaving the loading dock prematurely. Truck restraints help communicate the loading and unloading process to the truck driver as well as preventing a truck from leaving the dock while loading and unloading are still taking place. Truck restraints are available as both active and passive style restraints. An active style restraint removes the gap between the trucks rear impact guard and the restraint while a passive restraint is a simple barrier to the trucks rear impact guard. Restraints can be interlocked to powered dock levelers forcing your people to use the restraints and providing the safest environment for loading or unloading a truck possible.
Our dealership network sales force can work with you to find the restraint design which is best suited to your needs and help you apply them to your building operation.
There are many details when applying a dock leveler to your building that are critical to maximizing the effectiveness of the equipment. Dock height, drive approach grade, wall overhangs, truck information, product requirements, etc. are all important. Our sales people have years of experience designing, applying, installing and servicing loading dock equipment. They are your best resource when choosing equipment. They can bring knowledge and experiences from previous projects that will help guide you through your choices.
We will connect you with a DLM Dealer or local representative to review your loading dock needs. Call: 1.800.643.5424