Industrial lift gates come in all sizes and configurations. If you do any hauling of heavy materials with your company, it only makes sense to install lift gates on your trucks. Whether you purchase new hydraulic lift gates or choose used lift gates, the workers who routinely load heavy materials into your vehicles will appreciate how much easier and safer lift gates make their jobs.
While lift gates almost always need tailoring to your vehicle, in general there are three main types. Each has several modified versions that lift gate suppliers provide for their customers, and each of the version can be customized for your vehicle and your specific lifting load. A typical lifting gate fits on a truck, but you can purchase a car lift gate if that best suits your transportation needs.
The three main types of lift gates are:
1. Rear-mounted truck lift gates.
2. Side-mounted truck lift gates.
3. Custom-made lift gates work for pickup trucks and cars, as well as larger trucks.
Decide which vehicle would work best with a hydraulic lift gateStudy all the types of lift gates available for your particular vehicle. Then, you need to decide what the lifting capacity of a particular lift should be. Next, decide if your lift gate should retract under the bed of the truck or extend the end of the truck bed when it's not in use.
Install the lift gate on the truckHire your own mechanics to install the lift gate, or let a factory trained lift gate installer perform the service. If you do it yourself, be sure to read and follow all directions carefully.
Find custom designed lift gatesChoose a reputable company that can provide the custom lift gate you want.
- When you install lift gates on your trucks, be sure you also install the appropriate bumpers to protect your investment. No matter how good the driver is, there will be times when he backs into a spot just a little bit crooked or a bit too hard. In these situations, the proper bumper protects your lift gate.