Waltco’s Glide Trac a convenient liftgate

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Waltco Truck Equipment Co. says its Glide Trac Series Slide-Away level-ride liftgate, designed to slide in and out from its stored position underneath the trailer bed, eases installation and maximizes usable trailer capacity.

The unit comes fully assembled, and installers no longer need to supply an additional subframe to the trailer, relocate trailer lights or alter the rear sill, according to the company. The Glide Trac also comes with all mounting hardware, a pump already filled with oil, plumbing and wiring, and a prewired battery box with factory-installed batteries.

According to Waltco, the liftgate doesn’t require a weld-on bed extension, meaning it doesn’t add to the overall length like rail-type and folding liftgates do, making the GT Series ideal for 53-foot trailer applications. The unit can be mounted on trailers with either roll-up or swing-type doors and will accommodate most refrigerated trailer designs.

Suited for either cart or palletized applications and available in 3,300- and 4,400-pound capacities, the Glide Trac’s platform is 80 inches wide and 70 inches deep, with a single-piece flip ramp; or 56 inches deep with a fixed ramp. It requires a 64-inch clearance behind the rear tires for mounting.

The unit also offers other standard features designed to further enhance ease and speed of operation, including:

  • Two permanently mounted switches, which make the liftgate controls more accessible from either the ground or at trailer bed level;
  • An automatically-engaging transit latch;
  • Spring-assisted platform folding;
  • A perforated aluminum platform extension to reduce weight and make platform folding easier; and
  • A foldable step for easier operator access and egress from the rear of the trailer.
  • Optional power kits are available with standard zero-gauge charging cable or with the Trail Charger option. Pop-up cart stops and folding ramps also are available. For more information, go to www.waltco.com.