Friday, July 11, 2014

Tommy Gate Releases All-New Tuckunder Series Liftgate

Woodbine Manufacturing Company, producer of Tommy Gate hydraulic lifts, announced today the availability of a brand-new Tuckunder Series liftgate (TKT) for flatbed, stake, and van bodies.

TKT Models, the first Tuckunder-style liftgates ever produced by Tommy Gate, incorporate 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.





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-inch-wide bodies.

Standard features include:

  • hydraulic power-down to provide quick, consistent platform deployment 
  • underride impact guard to protect from vehicle underride 
  • 24-inch 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) 
  • 2-gauge, full-length power cable and ground

Throughout an extensive research and development process, the Tommy Gate engineering and customer service departments elicited mass amounts of feedback from their network of indus­try resources which dictated many of the TKT Models’ specifications and features.

According to Tommy Gate Senior Engineer Andrew Fitzgibbon, “[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. 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.”

Complete product information for the Tuckunder Series may be found at the Tommy Gate web­page: www.tommygate.com. Development and operational videos may also be viewed via the Tommy Gate Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/tommygateco

Located in Woodbine, Iowa, the Woodbine Manufacturing Company facility sits on the same piece of land where every Tommy Gate hydraulic lift has been produced for forty-nine years.

Find a distributor by using Tommy Gate’s Distributor Locator at www.tommygate.com or email marketing@tommygate.com for more information.

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