Exterior Loading Dock Leveler - Dockzilla
DZ Series

Exterior Loading Dock Leveler

Dockzilla’s loading dock levelers are modular, self-standing units that bolt onto the building exterior to facilitate forklift trips between the warehouse and trailer. The dock levelers are built inside an adjustable steel frame that conforms to any surface, including concrete or asphalt. Dockzilla serves as the customer’s architect to configure a complete dock leveler package including mechanical or hydraulic units, special leveler sizes, and vehicle restraints.



Bolt-On Dock Levelers Eliminate Floor Destruction Caused by Pit Style Dock Plates

Dockzilla’s exterior loading dock levelers offer a more modern and sustainable approach to loading dock leveler design and installation that delivers energy efficiencies and cost savings. 

No Construction: Exterior dock levelers reduce reliance on the difficult-to-find skilled trades for installation and electrical work. These modular dock levelers are installed quickly without concrete or construction, and they feature exclusive “plug-in power,” so a licensed electrician is not required.  

Preserve Floor Space: Unlike pit-style dock levelers that require extensive building floor demolition to install 10×10 dock plates, Dockzilla’s self-supported dock levelers preserve 100 sq. ft. of interior floor space per dock position, so there’s more usable area inside for storage and warehouse operations. 

Energy Savings: When the dock leveler is attached on the outside, the dock door closes directly on the building floor and not on a steel dock plate. This creates thermal efficiencies of $2,500/yr. per dock position.  

Boost Efficiencies & Annual Savings

  • Half-day install, without disrupting internal operations
  • Save 100 sq. ft. of floor space per dock
  • Substantial energy savings of $2,500/yr. per dock
  • Minimal reclamation expense when a lease ends
  • Detach & relocate your investment

Gain Substantial ROI From Day One


Easy Retrofit

Exterior dock levelers bolt onto the facility in less than a day without carving up internal floor space, disrupting internal operations, or shutdowns involved with pit leveler installation.

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Modular Design 

Exterior dock levelers are modular structures that can be easily detached & relocated when a lease ends or as business needs evolve.    

2. Self-Supported Dock Leveler

Energy Savings

Enables the dock door to close directly the building floor instead of a steel dock plate. The result is annual energy savings of approx. $2,500/yr. per dock position. Watch a video here.


Thermal Loadhouse

Enclose the modular dock leveler to create a Dock House structure that provides thermal benefits – similar to a “vestibule” on the front of a building.


Built to Order

Dockzilla can engineer special dock leveler configurations & sizes such as scissors lifts or VHL levelers. Sizing can range from a 2′ projection off the wall to nearly 30′.  


Architectural Expertise

Our engineers can tackle dock leveler design for architects and customers that need skewed and other complex loading dock solutions due to property size or environmental challenges. 



Dockzilla’s exterior dock levelers are architecturally designed per OSHA/IBC codes for safety, and they’re vehicle restraint compatible.



Dock levelers are incorporated into a high-quality adjustable steel frame that conforms to concrete or asphalt and come with a 5-year structural warranty.


Fast & Easy

Exterior dock levelers installed in a half-day vs. pit levelers that require weeks for permitting, substantial demolition, and concrete work. 



Modular dock levelers are bolted to the building, without structural changes or big reclamation expense when you relocate these levelers.

“Installing Dockzilla’s Exterior Dock Levelers is a no-brainer. Having a more modern and sustainable option that means we don’t have to dig pits out of our building floors just makes a ton of sense.”

– Project Manager, Engineering Firm



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