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How much does it cost to install a liftgate?

The challenge is specifying the right liftgate for each application. There are myriad specs to consider, with cost ranging from $2,000-$9,000, depending on the type of gate, platform size and material, power supply, and lifting capacity.

Similarly one may ask, how much can a liftgate hold?

Lift gate weight capacity can range from 1500 lbs to 3500 lbs. As a general rule you are going to see smaller capacity gates on smaller trucks and larger capacity gates on larger trucks. You can get lift gates for trucks as small as a pickup or light utility truck or van. A good guideline to go with is 2500 lbs.

Secondly, how does a liftgate work? The standard liftgate utilizes a hydraulic pressure to force a piston through a cylinder which raises and lowers the gate. They are typically controlled via a switch box with a simple “up” and “down” function.

Keeping this in view, how much does a Tommy lift gate cost?

Tommy Gate Rail Gate Standard Series Liftgates Capacity 1600lb.

What is a tuck under liftgate?

The tuck under lift gates' key characteristic is that while not in use, it tucks under the rear of your box truck. When put into service, the tuck away lift gate is lowered and then unfolded to make its deck space accessible. At this point, its deck simultaneously travels up and toward the back of the cargo area.

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