Type PPV

Laterally slidable drawbridge leveller

The laterally slidable drawbridge leveller is a new product of PROMStahl’s wide product range. It is suited for internal as well as for external docks and is used if small or medium differences in height between the dock edge and the lorry bed are to be compensated for. The drawbridge leveller is guided in a rail fixed to the head of the ramp and can be moved laterally. The PPV leveller can be delivered for the most common competitor profiles, i.e. complicated and cost- effective replacement of existing guide rails is not necessary. The leveller’s weight is compensated for by means of pressure springs so that the PPV can be operated without any problems by one person only. For a nominal width and a nominal length of 2000 mm the drawbridge leveller is always equipped with 2 operating rods to allow operation by two persons. When not in use the leveller is fixed in vertical position at the ramp edge and locked in this position by means of an automatic safety device. All steel parts of the PPV leveller are available hot-dip galvanized.


The PROMStahl drawbridge leveller meets the requirements of the most recent European standard EN 1398.

Technical drawing

1 = Platform

2 = Steel lip

3 = Pressure spring unit

4 = Operating rod

5 = Safety device

6 = Ramp head

7 = Guide rail

1.250 1.500, 1.750, 2.000 175 245
1.500 1.500, 1.750, 2.000 225 295
1.750 1.500, 1.750, 2.000 265 340
2.000 1.500, 1.750, 2.000 310 390


All dimensions in mm. Load capacity for all sizes 60 kN.

NL = Nominal length, NW = Nominal width, A = Lev. equal. above dock, B = Lev. equal. below dock