Mini Bascule Bridge

//Mini Bascule Bridge

Mini Bascule Bridge

Developed for those customers who demand the very best in rugged, high capacity, custom-built industrial drawbridges, Autoquip Mini Bascule Bridges are vertical storing dock levelers installed outside the building and used to temporarily span the distance between a fixed dock height and a variable height truck.

This small drawbridge product does not consume valuable floor space inside building that could otherwise be used for inventory, vehicle traffic, or staging shipped or received product. Mini Bascule Bridges are rated for outdoor duty and available with vehicle capacities to 6,000 pounds and platform lengths to 10 feet long.

Autoquip has designed and manufactured Hydraulic Bascule Bridges in America's heartland for over 35 years.

We excel at providing our customers with specialized, custom-built solutions at the lowest possible price and with the shortest possible lead-time. Our technical sales and design experts walk each customer through an application review, complete a design concept, and generate quotes and proposal drawings specific to the requirements of each application.


Durability and Quality

  • Hinge points of the bridge feature chrome-plated, 100,000-psi, ultimate-strength pins for premium load strength and long life.
  • Minimum ¼ inch thick steel reinforced platform minimizes deck deflection, maximizes load stability, and extends life of the platform deck.
  • Structural steel channels in the loading platform ensure rigidity and stability under heavy axle loads.
  • Chrome plating improves durability of the rods and extends the life of the cylinders and the seals.

Maintenance and Warranty

  • Maintenance-free bearings at pivot points require no lubrication.
  • Double wire braided Parker hydraulic hoses resist wear, abrasion, and leaks.
  • Autoquip offers an industry-best 2 year warranty on all parts as a promise that you’ve purchased the industry’s most reliable bridges.


  • Simple and reliable wall-mounted operator controls offer the operator complete visual contact of the lift during raising and lowering.


  • Non-skid surface minimizes slipping & loss of traction in wet conditions.
  • Hydraulic velocity fuses completely stop lifts in the unlikely event of uncontrolled descent due to sudden hose rupture.
  • Minimum 3:1 structural factor of safety makes these bridges the most structurally sound bridge in the industry.
  • Compliance with recognized standards:
    • NFPA 70 – National Electric Code
    • ASTM – A36 – Structural Steel Standard
    • ANSI Z535 – Safety Labeling Requirements
    • AWS D.1 – Welding Standards
    • Applicable portions of OSHA 29CFR1910 – General workplace safety


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