Thieman revamps M-series stowaway liftgate, boosts capacity to 3,000-lb
Jan 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Thieman Tailgates has made several improvements to the M-series stowaway liftgate. Increased capacity, larger platforms, and a new receiver tube for towing have made the M-series one of the most versatile liftgates in the industry.
The M-Series now comes in a 3,000-lb capacity as the M-30. This model joins the models M-16 (1,600-lb), M-20 (2,000-lb), and M-25 (2,500 lb). The M-30 is available with a platform size of 72" × 36" plus 6" ramp or 84" × 36" plus 6" ramp.
M-16, M-20, and M-25 units are now offered with a platform (not provided on the M-30) size of 84" × 42" plus 10" aluminum flip ramp. This platform is a wedge-style platform, meaning it has a slight tilt from the rear of the platform to the ground.
The optional pintle hook attachment is no longer a bolt-on style for the M-gate. This new attachment uses a 2" receiver tube for towing. The pintle attachment must be ordered with the liftgate and cannot be retrofitted to fit an existing liftgate.
Standard features and benefits include:
Teflon composite bearings used with stress-proof pins for virtually maintenance-free operation at pivot points.
Pre-assembled pump and cylinder.
Tube mounted environmentally sealed toggle switch.
Torsion springs for easy platform handling.
Heavy-duty reinforced spacer for better durability.
Meets all TMC electrical guidelines for reduced service requirements.
Standard snubber kit to prevent wear of liftgate while in travel position.
Options provided for M-Series are:
- Pintle hitch bracket
- Low bed (34"-39") applications
- Remote pendant control
- In-cab shut off switch
- Push button control
- Heavy duty I-beam dock bumpers
- Light kits
- Trailer kits
- Power down
- PTO power source
- Rubber dock bumpers
- Power unit enclosures
Contact Thieman, 600 E Wayne St, Celina OH 45822-1566 for more details.
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