Lift Gates

Kaminski and Sons Truck Equipment of Buffalo is your source for:

  • Pickup Liftgates
  • Service Body Liftgates
  • Flatbed, Stake, & Van Body Liftgates
  • Dump Body Liftgates
  • Cargo Van Liftgates
  • Applications & Brackets

Many other types, models, and selections are available – call us for details!

Woodbine Manufacturing Company is the developer of Tommy Gate, a premier brand of private, commercial, and industrial hydraulic lifts. Established in Woodbine, Iowa in 1964 by Delbert “Bus” Brown, Tommy Gate has experienced steady growth in each of the past five decades and is widely acknowledged as a leader in the industry.

Now sold on five continents across the world, Tommy Gate’s strong reputation for quality has been built through strict adherence to the highest standards of engineering, craftsmanship, and customer service.

The original hydraulic lift Vehicle operators and cargo handlers complete daily tasks in a safer and more efficient fashion by using carefully-designed Tommy Gate hydraulic lifts.

In addition to producing liftgates of the highest quality, Woodbine Manufacturing Company maintains a deep-rooted priority on customer and employee satisfaction over the margin of profit.

Lifting Capacity – 500, 1000 and 1300 lbs

Lifting Capacity – 1300 and 1500 lbs

A World Leader in Liftgate Engineering and Unique Delivery Solutions

Waltco Lift Corp. is the leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hydraulic lift gates for truck and trailer applications.

Waltco offers the industry’s broadest product line of liftgates, with more than 50 standard models ranging in lift capacity from 1,250 to 6,600 lbs. Whether you need a heavy duty liftgate for dock loading, a side mount unit for working in tight spaces, or the increased capacity of a large platform, we have the industry’s broadest selection of liftgates. Most of our liftgates fall into one of eight categories including: flipaway, rail-type, bottled gas, slide- away, cantilever, conventional and side loader.

The C Series advantages include:

Rugged steel half-dip or full-dip (wedge) platform designs
Low bed height application models accommodate bed heights as low as 34”
Power up / gravity down hydraulic system
Sturdy mid-arm design provides required strength while reducing unit weight
Torsion spring assist makes the platform easy to fold and unfold
Reduced Maintenance™ Features including:
Self-lubricating, fiberglass reinforced Teflon™ bearings in place of grease zerks at key pivot points
Closed-loop hydraulic system to reduce potential for fluid contamination

New wider and deeper platform sizes
Steel Platforms:
– 40” x 84” + 4” ramp
– 46” x 84” + 4” ramp
– 44” x 84” wedge
– 50” x 84” wedge Aluminum Platforms:
– 44” x 84” wedge with cart stops
– 50” x 84” wedge with cart stops
Bed extension with reinforced angle along entire width makes installation easier and reduces dishing
36” to 56” bed height range
Note: Larger platform 46”+ 4” & 50” wedge fits 39”(laden) – 56” bed height only
Grease fittings and maintenance free bearings at all major hinge points
Easier installation with preset “A” dimension. Pump and cylinder installed and tested at factory
Roll pins replaced with bolts to allow easier maintenance
Single and Dual cylinder models available with all the above features
Snubber Kit reduces potential liftgate wear caused by vibration during travel
Hydraulic Cylinders designed, manufactured, and tested by Waltco
Powder coat finish on key liftgate components produces a high-quality finish that is exceptionally resistant to corrosion and abrasion
A full 3-year warranty on the entire liftgate

The GTSL is the Largest Side Load Platform on the Market Today.

The Glide Trac (GT) Side Loader Liftgate offers a genuine solution for users’ complex loading and delivery situations. The GTSL design simplifies the installation process while maximizing usable trailer capacity and reducing the potential downtime. And, the GTSL conveniently slides completely away underneath the side of the trailer during transit for ease of travel.

The GTSL advantages include

Universal side-mount kit that attaches to steel or aluminum cross members
Mounts easily to most dry-freight and refrigerated trailers, with either swing-type or roll-up doors
Requires no modification of rub rails up to 11.5” deep, and no moving of OEM door hardware
Large, single-fold, level ride platform features a rugged steel main section and a lightweight aluminum folding section
Requires only 64″ behind the rear axle for mounting
Stores completely underneath the trailer
Hydraulic cylinders feature enhanced resistance to both corrosion and physical damage for long life and performance
Full protection dual mud flaps shield the entire liftgate from road debris
No dock plate or flip ramp required for maximum efficiency
Ideal for loading and unloading in confined spaces
Ships completely assembled and tested from the factory, so installation is significantly simplified
Bolt on design allows for easy removal and/or transfer
Four redundant safety features prevent gate from releasing and keep platform secure:
– Hydraulic motor brake
– Hydraulic cylinder locks
– Locking chain
– Roll-out guard

Pickup and Service Body Liftgates
Lift Gates
Standard features of the TT Series include:

Direct Cylinder Lift
Manual, Push Button, or Toggle Switch Control
5000 lb. Tow Rated Swing Away Bumper
Fully Enclosed Power Unit and Cylinders
Adjustable Cylinders
Meets All TMC Electrical Guidelines
150 Amp Circuit Protection
Up to 42″ Deep Platform
5″ Taper Ramp
Bed Height Range 27″ – 36″(TT-12) 30″ – 42″(TT-15/16)
Stowaway Liftgates
Stowaway Liftgate
The Thieman LST Series is designed for use on stake and van bodies and trailers. The outside lift arm design gives the operator maximum stability when handling sizable loads.

features include:

LST Series 2000lb. to 3000lb. Capacities
Dual Spring Assist Closing
Built-In Light and License Plate Pockets
Adjustable Cylinders
Meets TMC Electrical Requirements
150 Amp Circuit Protection
72″ x 36″ + 6″ Platform
Bed Height Range 42″ – 54″
The Thieman TVL is one of the most versatile liftgates on the market today. It is available in many different platform widths and depths, is 100% level ride, and can be equipped with above bed capability.

features include:

TVL Series 1250 lb. to 3000 lb. Capacities
Toggle Switch Control
Level Ride Platform
Fully Enclosed Pump and Cylinder
Auto Safety Latch System
Torsion Assist Closing
Meets TMC Electrical Requirements
150 Amp Circuit Protection
75″ to 95″ Width and 30″ to 66″ Depth Platforms
Bed Height Range 32″ – 56″