The Original Hydraulic Lift

Woodbine Manufacturing Company, established in Woodbine, Iowa in 1965 by Delbert “Bus” Brown, is the developer of Tommy Gate, a premier brand of private, commercial, and industrial hydraulic lifts. 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 a strict adherence to the highest standards of engineering, craftsmanship, and customer service.

Very much alive and well in the twenty-first century, Tommy Gate liftgates are sold by over 1000 distributors in every corner of the world, and Intercon Truck Equipment is happy to be one of them. 

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Original Series

The Original Tommy Lift

  • 500 & 1000 lbs. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Fixed & Timed Toggle Control prevents unauthorized use, and deactivates 90 seconds after operation.
  • Power Cable with Full Length Ground ensures consistent power supply.
  • 150-Amp Circuit Breaker provides vehicle’s electrical system, disconnects power for repairs.

Tried and true reliability. Original Series models have been used by a wide variety of commercial industries over the past fifty years. Constructed with the same high-quality pumps and motors found in all other Tommy Gate lifts, Original Series liftgates use military aircraft-grade cable for added strength.

Best suited for: Pickup Trucks, Service Bodies, Flatbed and Van, and Cargo Vans

G2 Series

The Second Generation

  • 1300 & 1600 lbs. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Fixed & Timed Toggle Control prevents unauthorized use, and deactivates 90 seconds after operation.
  • Power Cable with Full Length Ground ensures consistent power supply.
  • 150-Amp Circuit Breaker provides vehicle’s electrical system, disconnects power for repairs.
  • Maintenance-Free Pins and Bushings ensure consistent platform operation, require zero maintenance.

The Tommy Gate G2 Series is a dual-cylinder, parallel-arm design which utilizes a pair of hydraulic cylinders to lower and raise the lift by applying direct power to both sides of the platform. With forty-two inches of vertical travel, the G2 Series is a great fit for most any service body.

Best suited for: Dump Bodies

650 Series

The Internal Van Lift

  • 650 lb. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Power Cable with Full Length Ground ensures consistent power supply.
  • 150-Amp Circuit Breaker provides vehicle’s electrical system, disconnects power for repairs.

Low-capacity, compact, and internally-mounted, the 650 Series is the ideal liftgate for lightweight van applications. 650 Series models fold up and store out of the way of ordinary tasks or flat against the inside of the rear door. Fold-away interior mount offers two secure storage positions and easy access to the rear of the van.

Best suited for: Cargo Vans

Cantilever Series

The Ideal Van Lift

  • 1300 lb. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Power Cable with Full Length Ground ensures consistent power supply.
  • 150-Amp Circuit Breaker provides vehicle’s electrical system, disconnects power for repairs.
  • Maintenance-Free Pins and Bushings ensure consistent platform operation, require zero maintenance.

The culmination of years of engineering, Cantilever Series models are highly versatile and include numerous desirable features. A bolt-on underside mount is compatible with most modern vans and eliminates the need for any welding. The platform is constructed from corrosion-resistant aluminum and folds laterally, allowing for access to the rear of the vehicle without operating the lift.

Best suited for: Cargo Vans

V2 Series

The New Internal Van Lift

  • 1100 lb. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Retention Ramp easily locks into place to secure wheel-based carts or cargo (foot or hand activated).
  • Aluminum Bridge Mounts provide smooth transition from moving cargo to and from lift platform to vehicle bed.
  • Dual-Function Control with raise/lower toggle and secondary platform fold function.
  • Low-Profile Pump & Motor Box housing fits compactly over the wheel well.

The latest in liftgate technology, the V2 Series by Tommy Gate provides the maximum platform loading area while occupying the smallest possible space when stored in the rear of the van. The V2 combines sleek modern engineering with hands-free platform open and close, built-in cart retention ramp, and 1100lbs. of lifting capacity.

Best suited for: Cargo Vans

Tuckunder Series

TKL Models

  • 2500 lb. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Low-Profile, Fixed Toggle Control with five-minute inactivity shut-off.
  • Platform Power Down offers consistent platform action both upwards and downwards.
  • Standard Power Cable is a 38-foot cable, 2-gauge, full-length power and ground.
  • Thermal Protected Motor is an electric motor with thermal shut-off.
  • Reflective Platform Flags are mounted under platform.

TKL models feature a single-cylinder, power-down, highly efficient design and accommodates bed heights from 33 to 47 inches. Lightweight and durable, the TKL combines sleek modern engineering and 2500lbs. of lifting capacity and has applications to fit all major flatbed, stake and van bodies.

Best suited for: Flatbed and Van

TKT Models

  • 2500 & 3000 lbs. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Low-Profile, Fixed Toggle Control with five-minute inactivity shut-off.
  • Underride Bumper Bar provides a low, full-width steel bar mounted under the liftgate.
  • Rubber Dock Bumpers are 24-inches standard, and protect the bed extension from direct contact with loading docks and other surfaces.
  • Snubber Kit secures the platform when stored.
  • Platform Power Down offers consistent platform action both upwards and downwards.
  • Standard Power Cable is a 38-foot cable, 2-gauge, full-length power and ground.

TKT models address all the concerns a liftgate operator faces. With self-leveling and power down functions, the lift is simple to use and reliable. The large platforms easily accommodate pallet-sized loads. And, the wide-arm, dual-cylinder design assures sturdy and consistent lifting action.

Best suited for: Flatbed and Van

Railgate Series

The Step Van Liftgate

  • 1600 & 2000 lbs. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Low-Profile, Fixed Toggle Control with five-minute inactivity shut-off.
  • Recessed Light Kit comes with two red and one white, each side.
  • Safety Trip Bar disengages the lift when an object is detected between the rising platform and the liftgate mainframe.
  • Above-bed Travel allows platform to travel above truck bed-height for dock loading.
  • Torsion Bar aids in manually opening and closing the platform.

Best suited for: Step Van

Dock-Friendly Railgates

  • 1600 & 2000 lbs. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Low-Profile, Fixed Toggle Control with five-minute inactivity shut-off.
  • Power Cable with Full Length Ground ensures consistent power supply.
  • 150-Amp Circuit Breaker protects vehicle’s electrical system, disconnects power for repairs.
  • Recessed Light Kit comes with two red and one white, each side.
  • Safety Trip Bar disengages the lift when an object is detected between the rising platform and the liftgate mainframe.
  • Above-bed Travel allows platform to travel above truck bed-height for dock loading.
  • Torsion Bar aids in manually opening and closing the platform.

Best suited for: Flatbed and Van

Standard Models

  • 1600 & 2000 lbs. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Low-Profile, Fixed Toggle Control with five-minute inactivity shut-off.
  • Power Cable with Full Length Ground ensures consistent power supply.
  • 150-Amp Circuit Breaker protects vehicle’s electrical system, disconnects power for repairs.
  • Recessed Light Kit comes with two red and one white, each side.
  • Safety Trip Bar disengages the lift when an object is detected between the rising platform and the liftgate mainframe.
  • Torsion Bar in place of standard cam-arm system, when ordering liftgate.

Best suited for: Flatbed and Van

High-Cycle Gas Bottle Railgate

  • 2500 & 3000 lbs. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Low-Profile, Fixed Toggle Control with five-minute inactivity shut-off.
  • Recessed Light Kit comes with two red and one white, each side.
  • Safety Trip Bar disengages the lift when an object is detected between the rising platform and the liftgate mainframe.
  • Self-Close System opens and closes the platform automatically.
  • Steel Rollers travel vertically within the rail track.

Best suited for: Flatbed and Van

Bi-Fold Railgate Models

  • 2500 & 3000 lbs. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Low-Profile, Fixed Toggle Control with five-minute inactivity shut-off.
  • Recessed Light Kit comes with two red and one white, each side.
  • Rubber Platform Bumpers come in a set of four or six, depending on platform.
  • Safety Trip Bar disengages the lift when an object is detected between the rising platform and the liftgate mainframe.
  • Self-Close System opens and closes the platform automatically.
  • Steel Rollers travel vertically within the rail track.
  • Aluminum Retention Ramp with 13″ taper acts as both loading taper and cart retention stop.

Best suited for: Flatbed and Van

High-Cycle Railgate Models

  • 2500 & 3000 lbs. Liftgate Capacity.
  • Low-Profile, Fixed Toggle Control with five-minute inactivity shut-off.
  • Power Cable with Full Length Ground ensures consistent power supply.
  • 150-Amp Circuit Breaker protects vehicle’s electrical system, disconnects power for repairs.
  • Recessed Light Kit comes with two red and one white, each side.
  • Safety Trip Bar disengages the lift when an object is detected between the rising platform and the liftgate mainframe.
  • Self-Close System opens and closes the platform automatically.
  • Steel Rollers travel vertically within the rail track.
  • 12″ Platform Taper for steel treadplate and extruded aluminum platforms.

Best suited for: Flatbed and Van

No matter which kind of vehicle you need it installed on, let Tommy Gate provide you with superior loading and unloading capabilities with one of their Liftgates.