Minoru Truck Bodies Ltd. distributes and installs most major manufacturers of liftgates. From flipaway and rail-gate models to medium and heavy-duty, we have a wide collection of liftgates to accommodate your needs. Ask about our new stock gate options, too!
Factors for Selecting the Right Liftgate
Let us help you select the right liftgate for your application. Here are some important considerations in choosing the proper liftgate:
1. What is the floor-to-ground measurement of the vehicle?
2. Are doors roll-up or swing-type? (Some door hardware may interfere with some liftgate models.)
3. What is the cargo?
4. How large is the cargo? (This will help determine platform size.)
5. How much does the cargo weigh? (This will help determine the proper capacity.)
6. Is a load retention system needed? (Bulky, wheeled or hard-to-handle cargo may require a retention feature.)
7. What material handling devices will be used while loading/unloading?
8. Are there any dock loading/unloading requirements?
9. How often will the unit be used?
10. Will special conditions like environment necessitate special equipment?
11. What will be the source of your liftgate’s power?
12. What is the overall body width (OAW)?
Evaluating the Benefits of Liftgates in Delivery Applications
A vital part of transporting goods is getting them on and off the truck. However, driver shortages, driver retention and dock accessibility can all complicate delivery systems. A surprisingly diverse range of businesses have found an affordable and efficient solution in liftgates.
How do you know whether your operation would benefit from liftgates? And if so, how do you select a liftgate?
The following guidelines can help you assess what value a liftgate can add to your operation, by evaluating factors in delivery conditions and establishing liftgate selection criteria.
Factors in Delivery Conditions
By design, liftgates excel at loading from ground to truck, or unloading from truck to ground. The more pickups or deliveries made away from a dock, the more likely the need for liftgates.
Liftgates can also:
Enable the delivery of heavy or bulky products, which are difficult for one person or even a team to maneuver alone
Aid in-home deliveries, where loading docks are not present
Respond to shortages of experienced drivers by enabling one person with a liftgate to complete deliveries safely and efficiently
Reduce employee labor, thereby improving job satisfaction and job retention
Eliminate lengthy waits to get to docks or use a forklift
Accommodate just-in-time demands for fewer goods, delivered more frequently
Increase delivery speed, particularly with heavy cargo
Enhance workplace safety related to back and lifting injuries
Reduce the risk of product damage
Below listed are some of the liftgate types we provide our clients in British Columbia:
Standard ride flipaways
Level ride flipaways
Maxon offers liftgates that are perfect for your specific business needs. Being the largest manufacturer of liftgates in North America, they bring light duty, conventional, Slidelift™, Columnlift™ and many other types of liftgates to their customers. They also manufacture flipaway gates and railgates for van bodies.
Providing high-quality on-road load-handling equipment, WALTCO is a brand offered by Hiab. WALTCO specializes in flipaway gates and railgates for van bodies and cutaways.
For more information, please call us.
Turn to us for quality customization services for both dry and refrigerated freight van bodies in British Columbia.
We have a large inventory of standard and specialized van parts to customize your trucks as per your industry requirements.
We have an ICBC authorized repair department to repair or service almost all makes and models of van bodies.