Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly

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Flatbed and Van - Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly

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Dock-Friendly Railgate Models

Dock-friendly models feature folding "RF" platforms able to achieve non-obstructing positions for forklift or dock loading. Also included are a closure-assist torsion bar and maintenance-free bushings, making them some of the best liftgates ever seen in a loading bay.

Liftgate Capacity
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1600 & 2000 lbs.

Hydraulic System
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Single-Cylinder

Rail Style
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Padded Sliders

Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly Features

Dock-friendly platforms fold and can be lowered  in the vertical position to allow for easy dock or forklift loading.

Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly Overview Image A Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly Overview Image B
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Drop-Away Function

The "drop away" position allows for the liftgate platform to be easily moved out of the way of direct dock loading.

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Above-Bed Travel

All "dock-friendly" model railgates come with standard above-bed capability, allowing the platform to rise above the liftgate mainframe to meet additional dock height.

  Steel-Frame Models for 96" Wide Bodies

Model Capacity Load Area Taper Travel Weight Applications Spec
89-16 RF 45-6 1600 89  x  45 6 32-54 674 B
89-16 RF 45-12 1600 89  x  45 12 32-54 688 B
89-16 RF 50-6 1600 89  x  50 6 32-54 695 B
89-20 RF 45-6 2000 89  x  45 6 32-54 674 B
89-20 RF 45-12 2000 89  x  45 12 32-54 688 B
89-20 RF 50-6 2000 89  x  50 6 32-54 695 B

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  Aluminum-Frame Models for 96" Bodies

Model Capacity Load Area Taper Travel Weight Applications Spec
A89-16 RF 45-6 1600 89  x  45 6 32-54 550 B
A89-16 RF 45-12 1600 89  x  45 12 32-54 564 B
A89-16 RF 50-6 1600 89  x  50 6 32-54 571 B
A89-20 RF 45-6 2000 89  x  45 6 32-54 550 B
A89-20 RF 45-12 2000 89  x  45 12 32-54 564 B
A89-20 RF 50-6 2000 89  x  50 6 32-54 571 B

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  Steel-Frame Models for 90" Wide Bodies

Model Capacity Load Area Taper Travel Weight Applications Spec
85-16 RF 45-6 1600 85  x  45 6 32-54 659 C
85-16 RF 45-12 1600 85  x  45 12 32-54 673 C
85-16 RF 50-6 1600 85  x  50 6 32-54 679 C
85-20 RF 45-6 2000 85  x  45 6 32-54 659 C
85-20 RF 45-12 2000 85  x  45 12 32-54 673 C
85-20 RF 50-6 2000 85  x  50 6 32-54 679 C

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  Aluminum-Frame Models for 90" Bodies

Model Capacity Load Area Taper Travel Weight Applications Spec
A85-16 RF 45-6 1600 85  x  45 6 32-54 539 C
A85-16 RF 45-12 1600 85  x  45 12 32-54 553 C
A85-16 RF 50-6 1600 85  x  50 6 32-54 559 C
A85-20 RF 45-6 2000 85  x  45 6 32-54 539 C
A85-20 RF 45-12 2000 85  x  45 12 32-54 553 C
A85-20 RF 50-6 2000 85  x  50 6 32-54 559 C

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  Steel-Frame Models for 102" Wide Bodies

Model Capacity Load Area Taper Travel Weight Applications Spec
95-16 RF 45-6 1600 95  x  45 6 32-54 697 A
95-16 RF 45-12 1600 95  x  45 12 32-54 711 A
95-16 RF 50-6 1600 95  x  50 6 32-54 717 A
95-20 RF 45-6 2000 95  x  45 6 32-54 697 A
95-20 RF 45-12 2000 95  x  45 12 32-54 711 A
95-20 RF 50-6 2000 95  x  50 6 32-54 717 A

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  1. RF 95 models are only available in the steel frame option. 

  Applications & Brackets - Flatbed and Van

Code Body Style
A 102" Wide Bodies
B 96" Wide Bodies
C 90" Wide Bodies

 Available Platforms

RF 45-6 Two-piece Extruded Aluminum w/ 45" loading depth (15" flipper) + 6" taper (30" base height)

Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly RF 45-6 Open Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly RF 45-6 Closed

RF 45-12 Two-piece Extruded Aluminum w/ 45" loading depth (15" flipper) + 6" taper (30" base height)

Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly RF 45-12 Open Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly RF 45-12 Closed

RF 50-6 Two-piece Extruded Aluminum w/ 50" loading depth (15" flipper) + 6" taper (35" base height)

Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly RF 50-6 Open Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly RF 50-6 Closed

  Standard Features

Low-profile, Fixed Toggle Control Image
Low-profile, Fixed Toggle Control

a low-profile control with five-minute inactivity shut-off

Power Cable w/ Full Length Ground Image
Power Cable w/ Full Length Ground

ensures consistent power supply

150-amp Circuit Breaker Image
150-amp Circuit Breaker

protects vehicle's electrical system, disconnects power for repairs

Recessed Light Kit Image
Recessed Light Kit

3-light kit (two red, one white each side)

Safety Trip Bar Image
Safety Trip Bar

disengages the lift when an object is detected between the rising platform and the liftgate mainframe

Above-bed Travel Image
Above-bed Travel

allows platform to travel above truck bed-height for dock loading

Torsion Bar Image
Torsion Bar

aids in manually opening/closing the platform

  Available Options

Recessed LED Light Kit Image
Recessed LED Light Kit

3-light kit (two red, one white each side)

Dual Controls Image
Dual Controls

low-profile, fixed control + remote pendant control

Rubber Platform Bumpers Image
Rubber Platform Bumpers

set of four or six, depending on platform

Split Cart Stops Image
Split Cart Stops

located in platform taper, secures wheeled cargo

Auxiliary Battery Box Image
Auxiliary Battery Box

provides adequate power on longer straight truck and trailer applications

In-cab, Shut-off Switch Image
In-cab, Shut-off Switch

enables power to be disabled from within the truck cab

Documents

  Railgate Series: Dock-Friendly

Document Name Size Download
Railgate Series Owner's Manual 1097kb
Warranty Guidelines 506kb
Flatbed, Stake, & Van - Railgate Series - Standard Parts List 369kb
Flatbed/Van - Railgate Series - Dock-Friendly Dimensions 244kb
Estimated Installation Times 452kb
Railgate Series Wiring Instructions 62kb
Electrical Guidelines 14kb
1600 & 2000lb-Capacity Railgate Installation Instructions 4702kb
Railgate Torsion Assist Repair Instructions 1340kb
Auxiliary Battery Box Option 1347kb
Auxiliary Battery Box Selection Guide 3098kb
Auxiliary Battery Box Instructions 3790kb
Auxiliary Battery Box (Charge Line) Instructions 850kb
In-cab Cut-off Switch Instructions 595kb
2016 Tommy Gate Liftgate Guide 5626kb

  Product Videos|    View all Product Videos

Railgate - Dock-friendly "RF" Operation  
Safety Trip Bar Demonstration  
Cart Stop Operation  
Dock-Friendly Demonstration  
Dock-Friendly "Drop Away" Demonstration  
Railgate Series - Cart Stop Option  
Railgate Series - Above Bed Option  
Railgate Slider Demonstration  
Factory Montage  

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