Anthony Liftgates worked with a longtime customer to develop a tailgate that could handle extra-large items.
 - Photo: Anthony Liftgates

Anthony Liftgates worked with a longtime customer to develop a tailgate that could handle extra-large items.

Photo: Anthony Liftgates

Last-mile delivery these days isn’t just about packages. Increasingly larger and larger items are being delivered. Anthony Liftgates created the MRT-XL liftgate to help a long-time customer whose drivers were struggling to safely offload extra-large items such as hot tubs.

In theory, liftgate platforms can be made very large, but you lose full access to the rear door.

The liftgate can remain stowed during regular dock-unloading activity. - Photo: Anthony Liftgates

The liftgate can remain stowed during regular dock-unloading activity.

Photo: Anthony Liftgates

Anthony’s solution is the MRT-XL, which features a tri-fold platform that opens up to an 86- by 96-inch load area. The patent-pending liftgate features a hydraulic platform open-close function, with a spring-assisted third section, and it can handle up to 5,500 pounds. It can be stowed at bed height or in fully raised position during transit.

“This exceptionally large platform provides a giant working area for the operator on small loads, and increases the liftgate’s ability to handle oversized cargo,” according to the company.

It fits straight trucks, full-size trailers and pup trailers and features a straight up-and-down ride style for stability. Available tie-down pockets help stabilize awkward cargo. It has minimal moving parts, no grease fittings for low maintenance, and all hydraulic cylinders are stowed retracted for longevity and reliability.

A tiedown pocket helps keep awkward cargo stable.
 - Photo: Anthony Liftgates

A tiedown pocket helps keep awkward cargo stable.

Photo: Anthony Liftgates

Originally posted on Trucking Info

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