July 10, 2014
Woodbine Manufacturing Company, producer of Tommy Gate hydraulic lifts, announces 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, the company says.
TKT Models are initially being offered with self-leveling, wedge-style platforms (either extruded aluminum or steel treadplate), lifting capacities of 2,500 or 3,000 lbs., and bed extensions fitting either 96- or 102-in.-wide bodies.
The company says standard features include:
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 the company says dictated many of the TKT Models’ specifications and features.
“[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,” says 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.”