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    Truck lift gate-cool ideas?

    I've got two lift gates from commercial trucks. They are about 7' wide, and have large folding platforms. I don't have any vehicles that these would fit. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can make out of them? I was thinking of just using the cylinder, pump, and electronics. Maybe a log splitter, but I see issues with that. Any other suggestions. 12volt power allows for portability and flexibility. Thoughts?

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    Re: Truck lift gate-cool ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinShredman View Post
    I've got two lift gates from commercial trucks. They are about 7' wide, and have large folding platforms. I don't have any vehicles that these would fit. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can make out of them? I was thinking of just using the cylinder, pump, and electronics. Maybe a log splitter, but I see issues with that. Any other suggestions. 12volt power allows for portability and flexibility. Thoughts?
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    Re: Truck lift gate-cool ideas?

    Good call, Superarc!
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    Re: Truck lift gate-cool ideas?

    Adjustable work tables. The only down side would be no walk around access.

    Or like others said just sell them.

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    I just sold one for $100. They don't seem to sell for much

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    Re: Truck lift gate-cool ideas?

    The pumps/cylinders would not be well suited for any kind of "near continuous" duty such as a log splitter. You would very quickly overheat the motor and hydraulics.
    These components are fairly well suited for use in applications such as a small crane boom or an engine hoist type apparatus.
    Hopefully you won't suffer much $ loss in selling them.

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    Re: Truck lift gate-cool ideas?

    We have a dump flatbed pickup made with one

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    Gas company I used to use has them mounted to the building to raise and lower cylinders to exchange.

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    Re: Truck lift gate-cool ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinShredman View Post
    They are about 7' wide. I don't have any vehicles that these would fit. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can make out of them? Thoughts?
    Why not cut them down to size to fit a standard pick up bed? Do you have a full size pick up truck?

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