July 19, 2021

Fleet 101: Top Mistakes Spec’ing Liftgates

This Fleet 101 Truck Chat episode focuses on the nine common mistakes made when spec'ing liftgates.

 

Executive Editor, Lauren Fletcher, breaks down why each of these mistakes is made and how you can avoid them to ensure that you have the right liftgate for each job.

 

This episode's topics include:

  • Liftgates compatibility with truck bed heights.
  • Weight capacity, power, and trailer requirements.
  • Considering retention systems.

 

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⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00 Introduction
0:50 Liftgate Compatibility with Truck Bed Height
1:40 Weight Capacity Requirements
2:13 Avoiding Inadequate Platform Depth
2:53 Liftgate Types & Rear Door Specs
3:38 Under Spec'ing Power Requirements
4:10 Accounting for Ground Surface
4:44 Overlooking Trailer Requirements
5:04 Considering Retention Systems
5:29 Liftgates Interfering with Configurations

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