Dok-Lok averts injuries from trailer drop

Aug. 1, 2008
Rite-Hite's STR-4100 Dok-Lok vehicle restraint helps prevent chronic personnel injuries from trailer drop at the loading dock, and now it has been improved

Rite-Hite's STR-4100 Dok-Lok vehicle restraint helps prevent chronic personnel injuries from trailer drop at the loading dock, and now it has been improved to stabilize the trailer with even heavier loads up to 35,000 pounds. The new category of restraint is also engineered to improve dock productivity, reduce product damage, and decrease dock equipment repair costs.

Due to the weight of the lift truck, and the load, the trailer bed can drop significantly when loading or unloading. This “drop” causes jolts to the operators, which can lead to chronic back and neck injuries. It can also damage product and dock equipment.

By securely stabilizing the trailer in both the vertical and horizontal directions, the STR-4100 ensures a smooth transition between dock and trailer. It features Rite-Hite's rotating hook design that engages the trailer's Rear Impact Guard (RIG) in a two-point entrapment and helps prevent all forms of trailer separation. The STR-4100 is also designed to withstand impact and is automatically positioned as the truck approaches the dock.

More information can be found at www.ritehite.com.

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