Lift Gates

Lift Gate Styles

If you're new to the industry, it we understand that it may be difficult to choose the correct gate by yourself. Fortunately, we have written a short piece about each type of lift gate. Each type of gate has its own value. We have lift gates for straight trucks, trailers, pickup trucks, vans, and even gas trucks. If these descriptions do not satisfy your needs, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Rail Lift Gates

The rail lift gate has been engineered to lift heavy loads directly from the ground to loading height with little movement providing a safe, stable lift. Driven by a chain or cable allows for greater strength and less wear, providing years of durable service. These gates can be very useful when lifting heavy pallets, lengthy items, as well as liquid loads. The capacity of these gates can reach nearly 7,000 lbs making them the strongest out of the entire lift gate family.

Lift Gates for Gas

These gates are similar to the rail lift gates above with slight modifications to assist with gas bottles. The manufacturers offering this style gate have included retention railings to hold bottles stable while in operation, as well as special locking mechanisms for greater security. Gas lift gates may be applied to pickup trucks, flatbeds, and gas trucks alike. Additionally, you may secure your footing and bottles by using special grip paint on the platform for added safety.

So whether you are lifting small propane bottles for gas grills or industrial helium tanks this gate is made to meet your standards.

Cantilever Gate

Need an extra large platform? Cantilever gates are specially designed to take up a large section on the back of your truck or trailer. In fact, the platform can act as the rear door of your vehicle or a secondary rear wall.

This lift gate is perfect for those who need an extended platform to lift large loads. You also have the option of making this gate the back door of your truck or trailer. We will place a seal between the trailer’s side walls and the lift gate’s platform to keep you freight safe from Mother Nature’s elements.

We have seen a great number of customers use these gates for film production and medical supplies, but they remain a perfect fit for anyone who has extra large loads at moderate weight.

A great feature of these gates is the “level ride,” which keeps the platform level regardless of your parking situation. So for those of you which need to park on the side of mountains or have customers with unlevel parking lots, this gate is for you.

Call us today to see how a cantilever gate will benefit your business.

Flip Away and Tuck Under Lift Gates

The name says it all—these gates are stored at the rear of the trailer, underneath the door, and can be folded and unfolded as necessary.

These lift gates have been designed for the company that has both dock and ground pickup and deliveries. They are beneficial to companies who need continuous access to the inside of their truck or trailer and do not want the hassle of moving the lift gate each time.

Both are a great compliment to any truck transporting a heavy load.

Van Lift Gates

A lift gate on a van—really? Yes. There are a few companies who manufacturer gates for vans.

Although there are lift gates for handicap persons, we specialize in cargo van lifts attached to the rear of the vehicle. These gates are perfect for those companies operating in cities or those who do not have access to larger trucks. And with a lifting capacity of around 1300 lbs and a lengthy platform your lift gate will soon become a second employee making your job a whole lot easier.

Pickup Trucks and Lift Gates

In the past five years we have seen an increase in demand for pickup lift gates. And without a doubt it is understandable why.

For the man that never stops working, adding a gate can relieve a lot of stress both physically and mentally. Whether it’s five in the morning and you’re loading your truck for the day’s work, or it’s the dead of winter and you’re putting your snow blower into your truck, a lift gate will always be there to assist you when you need to get the job done.

With a variety of options and a lifting capacity of 1600 lbs, a lift gate on the back of your pickup is the perfect companion to the working man.