1 Hydraulic dock Leveler AUTODOK. MKA 3000. MKA 2000. MKA 1500. Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions Important: Read and understand entire contents of this manual before installing, operating or perform- ing maintenance on this equipment. Caution: Be sure that installation, operation and maintenance are performed by qualified personnel. All electrical hook-ups must be made by a licensed electrician. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Introduction .. 1. Overview of Potential Hazards .. 2. Definition & Function-, Safety Practices .. 3. Installation Instructions .. 4-5. Pit Detail & Dimensions .. 6. Shim Location Diagram .. 7. Electrical Schematics .. 8-11. dock Bumper Mounting .. 12. Operation Instructions .. 13-14. Setting the Inspection Leg .. 15. Maintenance & Service ..16. Trouble Shooting Procedures .. 18. Control Valves & Motor Pump Adjustments.
2 19. Switch Arrangements .. 20. Hydraulic System View & Parts List .. 21. Control Panel View & Parts List .. 22. Warranty .. Back Cover INTRODUCTION. Congratulations! You have just purchased one of the industry's finest hydraulically operated dock lev- elers from the McGuire Company Inc. of Hudson, NY When properly installed, operated and serviced, this Leveler can offer substantial efficiency and productivity. This McGuire Hydraulic dock Leveler is the result of many skilled workers and its design, manufacture, and full Hydraulic operation are regarded with pride by the McGuire Company, Inc. This Hydraulic dock Leveler by McGuire is designed to improve safety and efficiency for personnel involved in shipping and receiving goods at the loading dock area. Improved safety conditions are achieved by use of the control panel to operate the dock Leveler .
3 This reduces the risk of injury by keeping personnel off of the Leveler and eliminates the unhealthy practice of manually positioning the Leveler . Efficiency is the result of quicker operation, and a more reliable Hydraulic operating system. This system requires minimal maintenance and provides you with years of dependable service. All safety considerations should be observed by all those who install, operate and service this equip- ment. Even well-built products can be installed, operated and serviced in a less than safe manner. Read this manual completely through to understand all installation, operation and maintenance instructions and functions before attempting to install, operate or service this Hydraulic dock Leveler . Pay special attention to all warnings and/or caution statements. 1. OVERVIEW OF POTENTIAL ! WARNING. Moving Ramp can cause serious injury or death.
4 Stay Clear when ramp is in motion. Do Not enter pit area until ramp has been braced open and power is turned off and locked out. Moving Leveler Moving Truck can cause serious injury or death. Stay Clear when truck is in motion. Do Not stand between truck and ramp when truck is entering or leaving. Moving Truck Electrical Shock can cause serious injury or death. Turn Power Off before touching wires or working in box. If no power disconnect is provided, station a second person by Moving Shock the control panel to insure no unauthorized use. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. 1. Read manual carefully before installing, operating, or servicing dock Leveler . 2. Be sure truck wheels are chocked or truck is held in place by a restraining device before loading or unloading. 3. Make sure Leveler is returned to its level, stored position after truck pulls away from dock .
5 4. Do not attempt to manually lift the dock Leveler platform or lip. Do Not operate Leveler with equipment, material or people on the platform, lip or in front of the Leveler . 5. Keep pedestrians and forklifts away from open door area when not loading or unloading truck. 6. If dock Leveler appears to be broken or is not working properly, contact your authorized McGuire representative. In the following sections the word: Danger means that serious injury or death will occur from failure to follow instructions. Warning means that serious injury or death can occur from failure to follow instructions. Caution means that minor injury or property damage can occur from failure to follow instructions. Note means that special attention should be given to the instruction. 2. DEFINITION AND FUNCTION. The McGuire Hydraulic dock Leveler is designed for both structural integrity in operation and safety features for the protection of dock personnel.
6 Its function is to provide a safe and durable bridge between the building and the trailer. This bridge allows the safe transportation of material handling devices ( fork truck, pallet jack, hand truck) and workers for the purpose of loading and unloading the trailer. All McGuire Hydraulic levelers are equipped with a velocity fuse "Fail-Safe" system which automati- cally halts all motion of the platform, within 1 " to 3", if a truck prematurely departs with a load on the platform. Other safety features include full-range toe guards that are safety marked, a built-in service leg support and an automatic night lock feature to aid in the prevention of possible break-in attempts through the dock area. The Leveler is push button operated from a wall mount control panel and is fully electro- Hydraulic operated. Models can be equipped with an Emergency Stop button which halts all movement of the Leveler at any point during the cycle.
7 A selector switch on the control panel allows automatic posi- tiong for below dock end load situations. The unit is powered by a 1 horsepower single or polyphase electric motor with manifold block and a reservoir that is directly coupled to the motor via the manifold block. The main lift cylinder raises and lowers the platform. The lip cylinder extends, supports and retracts the lip. Flexible hosing connects both cylinders to the power unit. Electrical leads from motor/pump and integral control switches are factory wired, ready to hook up to leads in the junction box at the rear of the pit. The control panel is wired to work in conjunction with the motor/pump. Connections between terminals in the control panel and the pit junction box are not furnished by McGuire . This must be done prior to installing this Hydraulic Leveler . Connections between terminals in the control panel and the main power line are also not furnished by McGuire .
8 SAFETY PRACTICES. 1. Do not operate this equipment while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 2. Do not stand in the driveway between the Leveler and a moving truck. 3. Be sure that the trailer wheels are chocked or restraint device is positioned. 4. Do not use the Leveler if appears to be broken or operating improperly. 5. Do not operate the Leveler with equipment, material or people on the platform. 6. Be certain that nothing is on the Leveler while a truck pulls away from the dock . 7. Keep all limbs clear of the Leveler while it is in motion. 8. Do not attempt to manually lift the Leveler platform. 9. Always make sure the Leveler has been returned to the dock level (stored) position. 10. Never work under the dock Leveler without proper placement of the service leg. 11. When servicing Leveler , disconnect power and tag control panel "Out of Service.
9 ". Place a barrier on grade level in front of the Leveler to prevent any truck from backing to the dock . Contact the McGuire Technical Support Team at 1-800-624-8473 if you have any questions or do not understand any material presented in this manual. 3. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. CAUTION: Installation must be performed by qualified personnel ONLY. WARNING: Always support the Leveler platform with suitable braces. NEVER work under the Leveler without properly supporting the platform. Equipment Check: 1. Check the Leveler for any possible damage that may have occurred during transportation. DO NOT INSTALL A DAMAGED Leveler . Check that the control panel and bumpers are present. Report any damage immediately to your supervisor. Pit Check 2. Check the pit for proper construction. Clean out any debris. Check the pit walls to make sure they are square and plumb.
10 3. Measure the pit dimensions to make sure they match the Leveler dimensions. DO NOT INSTALL THE Leveler IF THE PIT IS NOT FORMED CORRECTLY. Control Panel 4. Unband the control panel and mount it to the wall where the electrical leads will meet it. A licensed electrician can now connect the control panel to the main power lead in and pull the proper leads through conduit and into the junction box at the rear of the pit. Refer to the proper wiring diagrams (pages 8-11 ) for proper connection. Factory recommendation is for motor leads to extend from junction box for temporary power source. Installation of Leveler and Bumpers 5. Move the Leveler with a fork truck using the built-in fork slots in the front base frame. Position the Leveler so that the rear frame is approximately 36" from the rear of the pit. 6. A licensed electrician can now connect the temporary extended motor leads from the junction box to leads in the rubber covered cable from the Leveler motor.