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Kaminski and Sons Truck Equipment of Buffalo is your source for Pickup Liftgates, Service Body Liftgates, Dump Body Liftgates, Cargo Van Liftgates, Flatbed Liftgates and Stake Liftgates. We also carry a full line of applications and brackets. Many other types, models and selections available - call us for assistance or details!

Tommy Lift Gates

Woodbine Manufacturing Company is the developer of Tommy Gate, a premier brand of private, commercial, and industrial hydraulic lifts. Established in Woodbine, Iowa in 1964 by Delbert “Bus” Brown, Tommy Gate has experienced steady growth in each of the past five decades and is widely acknowledged as a leader in the industry.

Now sold on five continents across the world, Tommy Gate’s strong reputation for quality has been built through a strict adherence to the highest standards of engineering, craftsmanship, and customer service.

The original hydraulic lift Vehicle operators and cargo handlers complete daily tasks in a safer and more efficient fashion by using carefully-designed Tommy Gate hydraulic lifts.

In addition to producing liftgates of the highest quality, Woodbine Manufacturing Company maintains a deep-rooted priority on customer and employee satisfaction over margin of profit.

Orginal Series Liftgate G2 Dual Drive Liftgate
Lifting Capacity - 500, 1000 and 1300 lbs Lifting Capacity - 1300 and 1500 lbs
Walco Left Gates

A World Leader in Liftgate Engineering and Unique Delivery Solutions

Waltco Lift Corp. is the leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of hydraulic lift gates for truck and trailer applications.

Waltco offers the industry’s broadest product line of liftgates, with more than 50 standard models ranging in lift capacity from 1,250 to 6,600 lbs. Whether you need a heavy duty liftgate for dock loading, a side mount unit for working in tight spaces, or the increased capacity of a large platform, we have the industry’s broadest selection of liftgates. Most of our liftgates fall into one of eight categories including: flipaway, rail-type, bottled gas, slide- away, cantilever, conventional and side loader.

Lift Gate An Industry Favorite in Medium Duty Folding Liftgates

The C Series advantages include:

  • Rugged steel half-dip or full-dip (wedge) platform designs
  • Low bed height application models accommodate bed heights as low as 34”
  • Power up / gravity down hydraulic system
  • Sturdy mid-arm design provides required strength while reducing unit weight
  • Torsion spring assist makes the platform easy to fold and unfold
  • Reduced Maintenance™ Features including:
    • Self-lubricating, fiberglass reinforced Teflon™ bearings in place of grease zerks at key pivot points
    • Closed-loop hydraulic system to reduce potential for fluid contaminatio
Lift Gates Easy to Operate, Easy to Maintain, Convenient to Store. The EM Series advantages include
  • New wider and deeper platform sizes
Steel Platforms:
– 40” x 84” + 4” ramp
– 46” x 84” + 4” ramp
– 44” x 84” wedge
– 50” x 84” wedge
Aluminum Platforms:
– 44” x 84” wedge with cart stops
– 50” x 84” wedge with cart stops
  • Bed extension with reinforced angle along entire width makes installation easier and reduces dishing
  • 36” to 56” bed height range
    Note: Larger platform 46”+ 4” & 50” wedge fits 39”(laden) – 56” bed height only
  • Grease fittings and maintenance free bearings at all major hinge points
  • Easier installation with preset “A” dimension. Pump and cylinder installed and tested at factory
  • Roll pins replaced with bolts to allow easier maintenance
  • Single and Dual cylinder models available with all the above features
  • Snubber Kit reduces potential liftgate wear caused by vibration during travel
  • Hydraulic Cylinders designed, manufactured, and tested by Waltco
  • Powder coat finish on key liftgate components produces a high-quality finish that is exceptionally resistant to corrosion and abrasion
  • A full 3-year warranty on the entire liftgate
Lift Gates

The GTSL is the Largest Side Load Platform on the Market Today.

The Glide Trac (GT) Side Loader Liftgate offers a genuine solution for users’ complex loading and delivery situations. The GTSL design simplifies the installation process while maximizing usable trailer capacity and reducing the potential downtime. And, the GTSL conveniently slides completely away underneath the side of the trailer during transit for ease of travel.

The GTSL advantages include

  • Universal side-mount kit that attaches to steel or aluminum cross members
  • Mounts easily to most dry-freight and refrigerated trailers, with either swing-type or roll-up doors
  • Requires no modification of rub rails up to 11.5” deep, and no moving of OEM door hardware
  • Large, single-fold, level ride platform features a rugged steel main section and a lightweight aluminum folding section
  • Requires only 64" behind the rear axle for mounting
  • Stores completely underneath the trailer
  • Hydraulic cylinders feature enhanced resistance to both corrosion and physical damage for long life and performance
  • Full protection dual mud flaps shield the entire liftgate from road debris
  • No dock plate or flip ramp required for maximum efficiency
  • Ideal for loading and unloading in confined spaces
  • Ships completely assembled and tested from the factory, so installation is significantly simplified
  • Bolt on design allows for easy removal and/or transfer
  • Four redundant safety features prevent gate from releasing and keep platform secure:
    – Hydraulic motor brake
    – Hydraulic cylinder locks
    – Locking chain
    – Roll-out guard
Thieman Lift Gates

Pickup and Service Body Liftgates

Lift Gates

Standard features of the TT Series include:

  • Direct Cylinder Lift
  • Manual, Push Button, or Toggle Switch Control
  • 5000 lb. Tow Rated Swing Away Bumper
  • Fully Enclosed Power Unit and Cylinders
  • Adjustable Cylinders
  • Meets All TMC Electrical Guidelines
  • 150 Amp Circuit Protection
  • Up to 42" Deep Platform
  • 5" Taper Ramp
  • Bed Height Range 27" - 36"(TT-12) 30" - 42"(TT-15/16)

Stowaway Liftgates

Stowaway Liftgate

The Thieman LST Series is designed for use on stake and van bodies and trailers. The outside lift arm design gives the operator maximum stability when handling sizable loads.

The LST standard features include:

  • LST Series 2000lb. to 3000lb. Capacities
  • Dual Spring Assist Closing
  • Built In Light and License Plate Pockets
  • Adjustable Cylinders
  • Meets TMC Electrical Requirements
  • 150 Amp Circuit Protection
  • 72" x 36" + 6" Platform
  • Bed Height Range 42" - 54"



The Thieman TVL is one of the most versatile liftgates on the market today. It is available in many different platform widths and depths, is 100% level ride , and can be equipped with above bed capability.

The TVL standard features include:

  • TVL Series 1250 lb. to 3000 lb. Capacities
  • Toggle Switch Control
  • Level Ride Platform
  • Fully Enclosed Pump and Cylinder
  • Auto Safety Latch System
  • Torsion Assist Closing
  • Meets TMC Electrical Requirements
  • 150 Amp Circuit Protection
  • 75" to 95" Width and 30" to 66" Depth Platforms
  • Bed Height Range 32" - 56"

Kaminski and Sons Truck Equipment is your source for:

  • Pickup Liftgates
  • Service Body Liftgates
  • Flatbed, Stake, & Van Body Liftgates
  • Dump Body Liftgates
  • Cargo Van Liftgates
  • Applications & Brackets

Many other types, models and selections available - call us for details!