StrongArm™ TL85

StrongArm TL85

The Blue Giant StrongArm™ TL85 hydraulic vehicle restraint keeps dock operations safe and secure during loading and unloading.

Trucks and trailers are held firmly in place by a high-visibility barrier-style restraint arm, and a restraining force of 32,000lbs (14,545kgs) prevents accidental separation from the loading dock during the cargo handling process.

The TL85 may be left engaged overnight to deter trailer theft.

non-impact operation

  • ICC bars are secured via passive engagement, creating less wear and tear on the restraint components and consequently lowering maintenance requirements
  • Internal automatic pressure switch maintains the arm in the locked position while in operation
  • Compatible with air-ride suspension systems
  • VersaLock™ securing technology allows the restraint arm to lock at any angle between 45 and 90 degrees
  • Perfect for applications that involve a variety of truck configurations, including those with bent or damaged ICC bars
  • Services trucks with ICC bars from 12" to 26" (305mm to 660mm) above ground
  • Horizontal restraining range is up to 12" (305mm) beyond the face of the dock
  • Should an obstacle prevent the restraint arm from properly parking, the arm will dislodge it

versatile installation

  • The TL85 comes standard with a remote, wall-mounted powerpack, but is also available with a self-contained powerpack, to suit site conditions
  • May be wall or ground-mounted

intelligent touch controls

  • The Blue Genius™ Gold Series II Touch Control Panel features include an LCD menu screen, function buttons and a flat surface keypad with unique touch sensors
  • Interior and exterior LED lights keep drivers and warehouse personnel advised of safety conditions
  • Audible alarm built into the control panel alerts the dock attendant to potentially unsafe conditions, such as broken or missing ICC bars
  • Audible touch buttons and keypad provide instant sound feedback to user input

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  • High-volume cargo handling locations
  • Places that serve a variety of truck configurations


  • Self-contained power pack
  • Extension plates
  • Zinc finish for extension plates

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