Lift Gates: Uses and Benefits

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13 Jul Lift Gates: Uses and Benefits

In addition to forklifts, both new and used/refurbished, Anderson Forklift sells lift gates. And for those who don’t know, a lift gate makes the job of loading heavy, bulky, or awkwardly shaped item into the back of a van or truck simple and easy. A lift gate can benefit anyone who does this type of work for a living; a caterer and a piano mover could both benefit, in identical ways, from a lift gate. However, lift gates are not one-size-fits-all types of appliances, and if you are wondering which type/size/model will work best in your situation then call and speak with the lift gate experts at Anderson Forklift. 

If you work from a cargo van then a cantilevered style lift gate may be the best option, because these models have a platform that has a wide enough base to balance furniture and even heavy catering equipment such as a stove or BBQ. A Tommy Gate lift gate can be mounted on the back of a truck, and the gate stands-in for the truck’s tailgate. The look of a Tommy Gate on the back of a truck is handsome, and the efficiency of working in a scenario where such a device is needed is unparalleled. 

Always use caution when using a lift gate, and for commercial purposes both you and your employees should know the ins and outs of the machine before it’s put into service. Every manufacturer will have different guidelines for how their machinery will operate, so read and become intimate with the manual. And lift gates can be dangerous when improperly used. Stay clear of the gate when it’s in motion, and make sure that the load it carries is balanced appropriately, so that nothing falls, damaging both equipment and people. 

If you have any questions about lift gates, or would like to speak with the professionals about how a lift gate can help you be more efficient in the work you do daily, then call Anderson Forklift today.

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