Woodbine Manufacturing Company announced the launch of Anteo USA, a medium- to heavy-duty liftgate line, now available for purchase and supported throughout North America.
Anteo USA will debut with three lightweight, aluminum platform liftgate lines: Tuckunders (REP Series), Retractables (F3RE Series), and Cantilevers (F3CL Series). Each liftgate line comes with an array of standard and optional features to choose from and range from 2,500 to 6,600 pounds of lifting capacity.
In the past two decades, fleets have been looking to increase their use of new technologies, including lightweight materials, to boost their overall fuel efficiencies due to regulations and fuel cost, according to Woodbine. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have enacted greenhouse gas emissions regulations on commercial vehicles that require manufacturers to develop and sell technologies to improve fuel efficiency by 2030. In response, fleets have increased their fuel efficiency from 6.10 MPG in 2003 to 7.30 MPG in 2017 with the adoption of fuel saving technologies and lightweight materials, according to the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE).
“Vehicle owners want their equipment to be as lightweight as possible, in order to maximize fuel and payload efficiencies. The liftgates offered by Anteo USA are the lightest and sleekest in their class, while also meeting the durability and serviceability needs of the American market,” says Allen Birmingham, Director of Sales for Woodbine Manufacturing.
Last year, Woodbine Manufacturing Company Inc., the parent company of Tommy Gate liftgates, purchased an equity stake in Italian liftgate manufacturer Anteo S.P.A. The combination of Anteo’s modern, lightweight designs with Woodbine’s reputation in the U.S. for dependability and customer service provided a compelling opportunity.