Maxon Lift Corp. and Purkeys Fleet Electric are formalizing their decade-long informal relationship with a strategic partnership agreement that the firms say will help Maxon to offer the right liftgate for a customer’s specific application as well as the best electrical system to keep the liftgate – along with other truck and trailer accessories – up and running properly.
Maxon noted that concern over liftgate battery charging has long been a hot topic for fleets. Lately, these issues have escalated due to new idling laws that put additional constraints on recharging times for batteries. Additionally, more and more attachments and tools on trucks and trailers are in need of electric power.
The partnership initially will focus on resolving issues arising at the point of sale regarding what is needed in terms of the liftgate and total battery charging capacity. This cooperation will result in a greater body of knowledge that will be incorporated into Maxon’s future liftgate designs, the company said.