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Ideal for facilities servicing liftgate vehicles
Interlocked system for a safer sequence of operation
Raises trailer to help eliminate dock leveler pit wall and bumper obstructions


The Thinman™ Trailer Lift gives full unobstructed access to a variety of trailer types and loads. The wheel-based restraint is integrated on the side of the platform, providing the ability to service liftgate vehicles. In addition, wheel guides and cylinder covers help ensure consistent, on-center trailer positioning for quick and efficient dock arrival.

  • Wheel Guides are mounted on the drive-approach to the left and right-hand side of the trailer lift (with two additional guides mounted on the platform) to help navigate the back wheels onto the lift deck for accurate dock positioning.
  • Expanded Working Height extends the range of trailer bed heights that can be serviced, providing forklift drivers with unobstructed entry to the trailer bed. Ideal for servicing vehicles that often run into obstruction issues, such as drop frame trailers.
  • Integral Platform Wheel Guides are located at the back of the lift deck to help ensure proper alignment, enhance dock seal effectiveness, and protect the building.
  • Global Wheel-Lok™ vehicle restraint is integrated on the right hand side of the trailer lift platform, utilizing the energy of the backing trailer to pivot the 20” high-strength steel locking arm into position. This helps provide guidance and security to trailers, while still allowing access for liftgates.

Thinman™ Trailer Lift’s surface mounted design helps increase productivity through efficient installation. At the same time, the low-pressure operating system is engineered with limited moving parts to minimize maintenance needs, prolong product life for a lower cost of ownership.

  • Low Profile Design eliminates the need for a below-grade pit - common for facilities in the beverage industry.
    Surface Mounting helps reduce installation inconveniences. As the construction of a costly trench or additional drainage is not required for the trailer lift.
  • Debris Guards (Toe Guards) run the full length of the lift for increased personnel safety and helps to decrease time spent cleaning during routine maintenance.
  • Dual Hydraulic Cylinders power the trailer lift through low-pressure operation. The non-adjustable velocity fuse allows for free float of the parcel platform to help reduce pressure during the loading and unloading process.
  • Integral Lifting Lugs included for easy placement during installation.
  • Variety of Rite-Hite Dock Levelers (optional) are available - Wide range of compatible loading dock levelers suited to meet facility needs.

The Thinman™ Trailer Lift is part of a full loading dock system, where the interlocked controls (trailer lift, restraint, leveler, and more) help increase safety throughout the safe sequence of operation at the loading dock. Each piece of equipment works simultaneously for a productive loading and unloading process.

  • Integrated Controls combine multiple pieces of operating equipment into one centralized panel to help provide a safer sequence of operation.
  • Global Wheel-Lok™ vehicle restraint secures the rear most tire with resistance pullout forces more than 32,000 lbs. The optional safety sensor requires the liftgate to be stored before the restraint “unlock” button is operable to prevent early departure, where the liftgate is dragging on the drive approach, damaging the trailer and restraint.
  • Light Communication System utilizes red and green lights to indicate Global Wheel-Lok™ engagement status for truck drivers outside and material handlers inside - helping to prevent early departure accidents.
  • Uni-Dox Inflatable Shelter (optional) provides the most versatile seal available for loading docks. Once the trailer is positioned with the vehicle restraint secured, the head and side bags inflate around the top and sides of the truck for tight a parameter seal.

Rite-Hite warranties are backed by a exclusive network of representatives and industry leading planned maintenance programs; helping ensure products are performing at their full potential.

  • 12-Month Limited Money-Back Guarantee of Customer Satisfaction.
  • 5 Year Parts & Labor Structural and Hydraulics Warranty.

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