Tommy Gate Company is in the final stages of testing on what it terms the first American-made cantilever lift for panel vans.
Cantilever lifts, such as the new model engineered by Tommy Gate, offer a few benefits that current American-made liftgates do not.
The cantilever design and larger platform ensure compatibility with cargo pallets, as well as the option to load/unload equipment via the sides of the platform. In addition, the underside mount results in a less restrictive installation process. However, the laterally folding platform, enabling the operator to access the rear doors while the platform is in a “stored” position, makes this an ideal product for panel vans.
Currently, Tommy Gate has five prototype cantilever lifts in the field.
Tommy Gate is anticipating a product launch in mid-2011.
Circle #214 on Reader Service Card