Woodbine Manufacturing Co., producer of Tommy Gate hydraulic lift gates, has released a new series of gates for flatbed, stake and van bodies.
The Tuckunder Series liftgate (TKT) incorporates a state-of-the-art, wide-arm, dual-cylinder design along with numerous installation, operation, and service features to maximize both operator and upfitter convenience, the company said.
The TKT models are initially being offered with self-leveling, wedge-style platforms (either extruded aluminum or steel treadplate), lifting capacities of 2500 or 3000 lbs., and bed extensions fitting either 96- or 102-in.-wide bodies.
Standard features include hydraulic power-down to provide quick, consistent platform deployment underride impact guard to protect from vehicle underride; 24-in. rubber dock bumpers to protect bed extension from direct contact with dock surface; snubber kit to secure stored platform; low-profile, fixed toggle control (with five minute inactivity shut off); and 2-gauge, full-length power cable and ground.
“[Tommy Gate] interviewed distributors and installers about what sort of things they liked, or didn’t like, about the products in the marketplace. And we talked to some end customers about how they used their gates,” said Andrew Fitzgibbon, senior engineer. “We also mixed in a healthy dose of taking into account our capabilities, our expertise, here at the factory and what we do well. So, we kind of mixed all three of those things together and ended up with our finished product.”