Liftgate raises options for low-bed vehicles

Oct. 1, 2002
Waltco Truck Equipment Co offers the MPF Series Flipaway, for low-bed vehicles. Available in 2,500- or 3,300-lb lifting capacities, this series has a

Waltco Truck Equipment Co offers the MPF Series Flipaway, for low-bed vehicles. Available in 2,500- or 3,300-lb lifting capacities, this series has a two-piece level-ride platform. Wide-arm configuration lets the liftgate be mounted on vehicles equipped with a stationary receiver-type hitch for towing trailers.

The MPF Series Flipaway has a torsion-assisted folding platform that requires less than 40 pounds of force to open and close. This series is equipped with Thermalpak with Voltage Guard, which shuts down power to the liftgate before heat buildup or a bad ground can cause permanent damage to the liftgate motor. Other standard features include:

  • Self-lubricating, fiberglass-reinforced Teflon-coated bearings in place of grease zerks.

  • Closed-loop hydraulic system.

  • Hardened pins to reduce deflection and prolong bearing life.

  • Mounts on vehicles with bed heights as low as 38", with no more than 19⅝" of clearance needed from the rear sill forward.

  • Torsion-assist on each section of the Flipaway platform.

  • Auto-tilt feature tilts the platform down at ground level when lowering the gate, then levels the platform before raising.

  • Electronic cylinder locks.

  • Power-down operation.

  • Stationary and hand-held SuperSwitch controls let the liftgate be operated from ground or bed level.

  • Wiring complies with all TMC recommended practices.

  • Dual-lift cylinder design.

  • Cab shut-off switch allows operator to shut off power to control switches preventing unauthorized use of the liftgate.

For more information, contact Waltco, PO Box 354, 285 Northeast Ave, Tallmadge OH 44278.

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