Waltco Redesigns MDR Rail-Type Liftgate

Aug. 1, 2001
Waltco Truck Equipment Co has a new version of its MDR medium-duty rail-type liftgate. The redesigned MDR offers: Reduced maintenance The platform features

Waltco Truck Equipment Co has a new version of its MDR medium-duty rail-type liftgate. The redesigned MDR offers:

  • Reduced maintenance

    The platform features new-style deck pins and self-lubricating composite bearings. New bearings and pins are also quieter during operation.

  • Adjustable torsion bar

    The hinge pin that holds the MDR platform has been redesigned to allow the end user to adjust the amount of torque applied to the torsion bar.

  • Reduced installation time

    The box containing the hydraulic pump is now installed at the factory. Installers no longer have to mount the box and run the battery ground cables or connect the central cord to the pump. The shipping feet and lifting tube are now bolted onto the frame, instead of welded.

  • Reduced replacement part costs

    The new MDR incorporates more standardized parts.

  • Enhanced efficiency

    The sprocket box on the new MDR Above-Floor Travel models has been repositioned inside the liftgate rails. Because the box no longer extends into the work area, full loads can be placed on the platform without interference from the sprocket box or the chains holding it in place.

  • Easier operation

    The platform lock has been designed out of the liftgate, eliminating the need to release the lock manually in order to close the platform.

The MDR is available in lifting capacities of 1,200 or 1,600 pounds with a variety of platform and ramp sizes to choose from. These options are available: Thermalpak with Voltage Guard power unit, SuperSwitch remote hand-held control, cab shut-off switch, above-floor travel, bottled-gas retention system, and aluminum platform models. For more information, contact Waltco, 285 Northeast Ave, Tallmadge OH 44278.

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