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  • BillyCarpenter
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    • Aug 2020
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    Delivery Truck/Liftgate

    A while back I decided to purchase a Tommy Lift for our delivery truck. Unfortunately because of covid (or so they said) it's been on backorder for about 4 months. Finally it came in and they installed it.




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    Growth is found only in adversity.
  • tsbservice
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    • May 2007
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    Re: Delivery Truck/Liftgate

    This is invaluable asset to delivery truck. Good choice makes your life easier and your back will be happy.
    I have sore back now from all that delivering copiers by hands in years.
    A tree is known by its fruit, a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost, he who sows courtesy, reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
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    • blackcat4866
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      • Jul 2007
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      #3
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      Nice! I've never seen a lift so shiny and new. It's got to work better than the ones I've operated.

      Most of the lift gates I've operated "unlevel" out ~7 degrees tipped back, trying to dump your load, and move up in jerky movements that assist in the dumping of the load. =^..^=
      If you'd like a serious answer to your request:
      1) demonstrate that you've read the manual
      2) demonstrate that you made some attempt to fix it.
      3) if you're going to ask about jams include the jam code.
      4) if you're going to ask about an error code include the error code.
      5) You are the person onsite. Only you can make observations.

      blackcat: Master Of The Obvious =^..^=

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      • slimslob
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        • May 2013
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        #4
        Re: Delivery Truck/Liftgate

        Originally posted by blackcat4866
        Nice! I've never seen a lift so shiny and new. It's got to work better than the ones I've operated.

        Most of the lift gates I've operated "unlevel" out ~7 degrees tipped back, trying to dump your load, and move up in jerky movements that assist in the dumping of the load. =^..^=
        We used to have to tie the copiers down on the lift gate with load straps to reduce that problem.

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        • BillyCarpenter
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          • Aug 2020
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          Re: Delivery Truck/Liftgate

          I looked high and low for a used lift gate that would fit our truck but no such luck. And there's no company in our area that installs them. I had to drive to Mobile, Alabama to purchase this one and have it installed. It's about an hour from here.


          Our truck had a ramp that we used to load and unload our machines but that's a pain in the ass and 1 of our copiers took a nosedive in the customer's parking lot. That's not a good thing, is it?
          Growth is found only in adversity.

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          • rspicer
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            • Oct 2015
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            The company I have worked at for the last 3 years has a truck with a liftgate. I never had the luxury of one until now. It is so nice not to either try lifting machines by hand or push them up a narrow ramp (I've seen a couple take nose dives off ramps also). The one drawback to a lift gate (which is probably not going to be a problem for you) is that it doesn't want to work if it's colder than -20.

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            • BillyCarpenter
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              Originally posted by rspicer
              The company I have worked at for the last 3 years has a truck with a liftgate. I never had the luxury of one until now. It is so nice not to either try lifting machines by hand or push them up a narrow ramp (I've seen a couple take nose dives off ramps also). The one drawback to a lift gate (which is probably not going to be a problem for you) is that it doesn't want to work if it's colder than -20.
              It never gets that cold here. Shoot, when we get the occasional sleet or snow in the south, the whole state shuts down. School and work is cancelled. Ask anyone from the south, they'll tell you . Plus, folks in the south don't know how to drive in winter weather because we never see it. Or rarely.
              Growth is found only in adversity.

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              • wjurls
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                • Feb 2017
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                #8
                Re: Delivery Truck/Liftgate

                Nice! I picked up a 95 F700 14' box truck at auction several years ago with a rail type Waltco lift gate on it for $2400. Best investment I've made to date. Rail type lifts stay flat from top to bottom of travel. Trucks way more than paid for itself as I move a lot of production equipment around.

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                • Phil B.
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                  • Jul 2016
                  • 22810

                  #9
                  Re: Delivery Truck/Liftgate

                  Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
                  A while back I decided to purchase a Tommy Lift for our delivery truck. Unfortunately because of covid (or so they said) it's been on backorder for about 4 months. Finally it came in and they installed it.




                  See picture:


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                  SHWEEET

                  Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

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                  • Phil B.
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                    • Jul 2016
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                    #10
                    Re: Delivery Truck/Liftgate

                    Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
                    It never gets that cold here. Shoot, when we get the occasional sleet or snow in the south, the whole state shuts down. School and work is cancelled. Ask anyone from the south, they'll tell you . Plus, folks in the south don't know how to drive in winter weather because we never see it. Or rarely.
                    SOME in the south can't drive in it.
                    Being born in the mountains of NY and then moving to MD I learned.

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                    • mloudy
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                      • Oct 2015
                      • 737

                      #11
                      Re: Delivery Truck/Liftgate

                      So some of you don't have the need for a work snow plow? Nice.

                      I just went to the plow dealer today to get mine transferred from my Excursion to a Ram. We also have to keep a skid steer loader with a set for forks at the business all winter because the fork lift is useless in snow and ice.

                      Went it gets sub zero outside our lift gate goes down real slow. Still better than needing 4 guys to unload big copiers out of the back of a van like years ago.

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                      • RandyW
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                        100+ Posts
                        • Jan 2013
                        • 186

                        #12
                        Re: Delivery Truck/Liftgate

                        Originally posted by BillyCarpenter
                        I looked high and low for a used lift gate that would fit our truck but no such luck. And there's no company in our area that installs them. I had to drive to Mobile, Alabama to purchase this one and have it installed. It's about an hour from here.


                        Our truck had a ramp that we used to load and unload our machines but that's a pain in the ass and 1 of our copiers took a nosedive in the customer's parking lot. That's not a good thing, is it?

                        just pull out some Never Dull and buff out any scratches!

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                        • MargaretShmitt
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                          • May 2023
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                          #13
                          Re: Delivery Truck/Liftgate

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