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Impactable Dock Ramp from Leum Engineering Expands Loading Dock Capacity and Safety Without Costs of New Construction.

--New Product Tops Typical Ramps with Safety, Stability Features--

EXCELSIOR, Minn. -- For companies looking for ways to quickly and safely expand their loading dock capacity without excavation and construction costs, the Impactable Dock Ramp from Leum Engineering provides a flexible, yet fixed loading dock option.

Impactable Dock Ramp from Leum Engineering - Finalist for Plant Engineering's 2011 Product of the Year Award (Photo: Leum Engineering, Inc.)

Currently a finalist in the materials handling category for Plant Engineering's 2011 Product of the Year Award , the Impactable Dock Ramp is an ideal solution particularly for adding loading docks to grade level buildings, seasonal, and leased facilities. Designed for trailer impact, the Impactable Dock Ramp facilitates forklift traffic from the ground up into a truck bed.

Unique Safety Features

Featuring enhanced safety elements superior to those offered by traditional mobile dock ramps on the market, the Impactable Dock Ramp features adjustable legs on the front of the unit to change its effective dock height from 36" to 56" to service almost any trailer. Supporting the ramp via structural legs, rather than only by the lip of a ramp on the bed of the trailer, significantly reduces the chance of the ramp coming completely disengaged and dropping should the trailer move forward accidentally. In addition, since the Impactable Dock Ramp is fixed in position, rather than relying only on chains to secure the ramp to a trailer, it can be utilized with a mechanical vehicle restraint.

According to Grant Leum, president of Leum Engineering, the Impactable Dock Ramp helps companies avoid significant costs of excavating a single below grade loading dock which can cost upwards of $50,000. "Our customers tell us they have saved about half of what it would have taken to install a loading dock, not to mention the enhanced safety features and added value of convenience," says Leum, whose company specializes in application-based engineering and loading dock equipment. "We designed the product to replace the current mobile dock ramps with one simple assumption that it is easier to move a trailer to the dock than move the dock to the trailer."

Another key feature is the integral Edge of Dock Leveler which gives the ramp a yieldable bridge, eliminating product and trailer damage caused by a fixed lip style bridge. Adding to the cost savings and functional benefits, the dock ramp can be relocated when a customer leaves a leased facility. More comfortable for employees than a concrete loading dock, it can also be covered with a 40 ft. long shelter, creating a protective vestibule to keep rain and snow off employees, equipment, and product.

The dock height can be fixed, mechanically, or hydraulically adjusted. The 30' inclined ramp with 6' level off creates a smooth transition into the rear of trailers. Since it has a fixed bumper position, it is the ONLY dock ramp that can be utilized with a DOK-LOK to secure the trailer to the ramp.

About Leum Engineering Leum Engineering, Inc. is the premier provider of loading dock platforms and ramps and custom loading dock solutions. With 20 years of experience in the loading dock industry, new designs and innovation are at the heart of our business. We work with customers determine the parameters for a design (whether an evolution of a current product or a completely new idea) and we deliver application-based solutions. We are the only engineering firm that builds fabrications that integrate seamlessly with industry leaders such as Rite Hite.

Leum Engineering's designs incorporate the customer needs, safety, installation requirements and robust materials to ensure a long and useful product life. Leum Engineering, Inc. was founded by Grant Leum. In 2006, Leum Engineering, Inc. developed the Z-Deck[TM] truck leveler, which revolutionized the way automotive drop decks trailers are loaded. Leum Engineering's corporate sales and engineering are located in Excelsior, Minnesota, just west of Minneapolis. Manufacturing is done north of Detroit, Michigan. For more information, visit www.leumengineering.com or contact: 952-401-0127.

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