Original Series

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Pickup - Original Series

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The Original Tommy Lift

Tried and true reliability. Original Series models have been used by a wide variety of commercial industries over the past fifty years. Constructed with the same high-quality pumps and motors found in all other Tommy Gate lifts, Original Series liftgates use military aircraft-grade cable for added strength.

Liftgate Capacity
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500 & 1000 lbs.

Hydraulic System
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Single-Cylinder

Lift Style
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Parallel-Arm

Original Series Features

  • Durable, military aircraft quality lifting cables
  • Fully-enclosed hydraulic system safely encased within liftgate mainframe
  • Pressure bypass prevents overloading
  • Fold-down platform for dock or forklift loading
  • Timed inactivity switch
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The Original

Throughout the last 50 years the Original Series has been a staple in the liftgate industry. Invented by Delbert “Bus” Brown, and first sold for pickups in 1965, the assembly process used in constructing Original Series liftgates has not changed much over the years.

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Built By Hand

Although components have been upgraded, the basic design is essentially the same. Built by hand, by master welders, machinists, and quality control experts, the exceptional quality of Tommy Gate hydraulic lifts is seen in every liftgate that leaves the Woodbine, Iowa factory.

  Models for Full-size Pickups

See table below for applications.

Model Capacity Load Area Taper Travel Weight Applications Spec
60-1040 TP27 1000 55  x  27 0 40 343 A,B
60-1040 TP38 1000 55  x  38 4 40 427 A,B
60-1040 TT27 1000 55  x  27 0 40 360 A,B
60-1040 EA39 1000 55  x  39 6 40 398 A,B

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  Models for Compact Pickups

See table below for applications.

Model Capacity Load Area Taper Travel Weight Applications Spec
MINI-500 TP 500 46  x  31 4 34 340 See Note 1
MINI-500 EA 500 43  x  33 4 34 325 See Note 1
DAKOTA-500 TP 500 52  x  31 4 34 370 See Note 1
TUNDRA-500 TP 500 58  x  31 4 34 390 See Note 1
54-0534 TP 500 52  x  31 4 34 370 See Note 1
MINI TP 1000 46  x  31 4 34 340 See Note 1
MINI 54 TP 1000 52  x  31 4 34 370 See Note 1
DAKOTA TP 1000 52  x  31 4 34 370 See Note 1
TUNDRA TP 1000 58  x  31 4 34 390 See Note 1
54-1034 TP 1000 52  x  31 4 34 370 See Note 1
MINI EA 1000 44  x  33 4 34 325 See Note 1
MINI 54 EA 1000 50  x  33 4 34 355 See Note 1
DAKOTA EA 1000 50  x  33 4 34 355 See Note 1
54-1034 EA 1000 50  x  33 4 34 355 See Note 1
TUNDRA EA 1000 56  x  33 4 34 375 See Note 1

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  1. "Compact Pickup Application Chart" may be viewed in the Documents tab.
  2. "Compact Pickup Liftgate Dimensions" may be viewed in the Documents tab.

  Applications & Brackets - Pickup

Code Manufacturer Model Year Body Style Bracket Install
A Chevrolet / GMC 2007 - 2017 1500 T-170
B Chevrolet / GMC 2007 - 2017 2500 T-170
B Chevrolet / GMC 2007 - 2017 3500 T-170
A Chevrolet / GMC 2007 - 2007 1500 Classic T-160
B Chevrolet / GMC 2007 - 2007 2500 Classic T-160
B Chevrolet / GMC 2007 - 2007 3500 Classic T-160
A Chevrolet / GMC 1999 - 2006 1500 T-160
B Chevrolet / GMC 2001 - 2006 2500 T-160
B Chevrolet / GMC 2001 - 2006 3500 T-160
A Chevrolet / GMC 1999 - 2000 1500 Classic T-150
B Chevrolet / GMC 1999 - 2000 2500 Classic T-150
B Chevrolet / GMC 1999 - 2000 2500 T-160
B Chevrolet / GMC 1999 - 2000 3500 T-150
A Chevrolet / GMC 1988 - 2000 1500 T-150
B Chevrolet / GMC 1988 - 2000 2500 T-150
B Chevrolet / GMC 1988 - 2000 3500 T-150
A Dodge / Ram 2002 - 2017 1500 T-330
B Dodge / Ram 2003 - 2017 2500 T-330
B Dodge / Ram 2003 - 2017 3500* T-330
B Dodge / Ram 2013 - 2017 3500 (DRW)* T-340
B Dodge / Ram 1995 - 2002 2500 T-300
B Dodge / Ram 1995 - 2002 3500 T-300
A Dodge / Ram 1995 - 2001 1500 T-300
A Ford 2015 - 2017 F-150 T-270
A Ford 1997 - 2014 F-150 T-250
B Ford 1999 - 2016 F-250 T-260
B Ford 1999 - 2016 F-350 T-260
B Ford 2015 - 2016 F-450 T-260
B Ford 2017 - 2017 F-250 T-285
B Ford 2017 - 2017 F-350 T-285
B Ford 2017 - 2017 F-450 T-285
A Nissan 2004 - 2015 TITAN T-420
A Toyota 2007 - 2017 TUNDRA T-500
  1. DISCONTINUED  2002-2003 Ford SUPERCREW® not compatible with G2 Series. 2002-2003 SUPERCREW® requires special Model 48 and T-105 bracket.
  2. Nissan TITAN® requires special liftgate. Specify when ordering.
  3. 2013-2017 Dodge Ram 3500, with Dual Rear Wheels, requires bracket T-340.

 Available Platforms

TP27 1-piece treadplate steel w/ 27" loading depth + no taper

Original Series TP27 Open Original Series TP27 Closed

TP38 2-piece treadplate steel w/ 38" loading depth + 4" taper

Original Series TP38 Open Original Series TP38 Closed

TT27 1-piece TommyTraction steel w/ 27" loading depth + no taper

Original Series TT27 Open Original Series TT27 Closed

EA39 2-piece extruded aluminum w/ 39" loading depth + 6" taper

Original Series EA39 Open Original Series EA39 Closed

MINI TP Mini Treadplate

Original Series MINI TP Open Original Series MINI TP Closed

MINI EA Mini EA

Original Series MINI EA Open Original Series MINI EA Closed

  Standard Features

Fixed & Timed Toggle Control Image
Fixed & Timed Toggle Control

prevents unauthorized use, and deactivates 90 seconds after operation

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

ensures consistent power supply

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150-amp Circuit Breaker

protects vehicle's electrical system, disconnects power for repairs

  Available Options

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2-light Light Kit

2-light add-on system (T-64) (one red, one white each side)

3-light Light Kit Image
3-light Light Kit

3-light add-on system (T-54) (two red, one white each side)

2-light, LED Light Kit Image
2-light, LED Light Kit

2-light add-on system (T-64) (one red, one white each side)

3-light, LED Light Kit Image
3-light, LED Light Kit

3-light add-on system (T-54) (two red, one white each side)

Remote Pendant Control Image
Remote Pendant Control

allows additional operator movement

Dual Controls Image
Dual Controls

standard fixed control + remote pendant control

Rubber Platform Bumpers Image
Rubber Platform Bumpers

protects platform from scratching (sets of four or six)

ABS Plastic Box Filler Kit Image
ABS Plastic Box Filler Kit

non-step cosmetic “bumper” inserts (1999-2007 Ford Superduty only)

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Folding Tire Rack

provides support and stability for tire handlers

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Extra Bracket Kit

top bracket and gussets only (one set included with liftgate)

Grip-style Tape Kit Image
Grip-style Tape Kit

for smooth steel platforms (2002 and older)

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Rear Camera & Sensor Kit

repositions factory camera and sensors while retaining component functionality

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

enables power to be disabled from within the truck cab

1. Rear Camera & Sensor Bars are only available for select newer model pickups. Contact factory for more information.

Documents

  Original Series

Document Name Size Download
Original Series Owner's Manual 1069kb
Pickup, Service, & Cargo Van - Original Series Parts List 243kb
Pickup - Original Series Dimensions 212kb
Compact Pickup - Original Series Dimensions 213kb
Hitch Compatibility Chart 459kb
Compact Pickup Application Chart 458kb
Guaranteed Stock List 466kb
Original Series Wiring Instructions 63kb
T100 Bracket Instructions 518kb
T150 & T150-T Bracket Instructions 613kb
T155 Bracket Instructions 555kb
T160 Bracket Instructions 585kb
T170 Bracket Instructions 588kb
T200 Bracket Instructions 556kb
T250 & T260 Bracket Instructions 620kb
T270 Bracket Instructions 606kb
T285 Bracket Instructions 595kb
T300 & T300-94 Bracket Instructions 510kb
T310 Bracket Instructions 515kb
T330 Bracket Instructions 585kb
T420 Bracket Instructions 541kb
T500 Bracket Instructions 550kb
Original Series Arm Replacement 14kb
Original Series Cable Installation 42kb
Original Series Cylinder Replacement 253kb
Original Series Cylinder Seal Replacement 10kb
Original Series Pulley Pin Replacement 20kb
Folding Tire Rack Instructions 490kb
Plastic Box Filler Instructions 706kb
In-cab Cut-off Switch Instructions 595kb
T54 & T64 Light Kit Instructions 1602kb
2016 Tommy Gate Liftgate Guide 5626kb

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