The truss floating dock incorporates engineering principles proven in bridge and crane construction. The open framework design provides maximum strength with minimum weight and creates less wave resistance for superior stability. Heavy-duty structural support tubes are used at both the top and bottom of the side frames. The entire frame is reinforced with structural channel bracing and extra strong angle crossbars.
Floats may also be installed within the frame for a lower profile on the water.
Corners are strengthened with extra large gussets.
The truss dock tapered frame incorporates design principles proven in bridge and rafter construction. This design provides maximum strength with a minimum of weight. The open sides of the frame also improve stability by reducing wave resistance.
Specially designed full-width hinges are recommended for connecting sections. Hinge connections prevent undue stress on the structure by allowing the dock to flex in rough water conditions or in locations where water levels change rapidly.
A wide variety of accessories are also available. Add-on sections can be attached to one or both sides. Custom sizes also available.
Hewitt Floating Docks are supported by float tanks so reliable they meet U.S. Military specifications. The tanks are comprised of EPS foam encased in a seamless heavy-duty polyethylene shell. Tanks are resistant to cracking and corrosion and are suitable for year-round use. They can even be left out during the winter. Float tanks are available in a wide range of sizes with different load carrying capacities.