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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Lift Style
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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 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
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

  Applications & Brackets - Pickup → Original Series

Code Manufacturer Model Year Body Style Bracket Install
A Toyota 2007 - 2021 TUNDRA T-500
A Chevrolet / GMC 2004 - 2012 Colorado / Canyon T-51
B Dodge / Ram 2002 - 2011 Dakota T-31
C Ford 2002 - 2011 Ranger TG-25
C Nissan 2002 - 2004 Frontier TG-49A
F Nissan 2005 - 2021 Frontier T-41
D Toyota 2005 - 2023 Tacoma TG-67
E Toyota 2002 - 2006 Tundra T-150-T




 Available Platforms


Mini Treadplate

Original Series MINI TP Open Original Series MINI TP Closed

Mini EA

Original Series MINI EA Open Original Series MINI EA Closed

  Standard Features

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Fixed & Timed Toggle Control

prevents unauthorized use, and deactivates 90 seconds after operation

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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)

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3-light Light Kit

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

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2-light, LED Light Kit

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

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3-light, LED Light Kit

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

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Remote Pendant Control

allows additional operator movement

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Dual Controls

standard fixed control + remote pendant control

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Rubber Platform Bumpers

protects platform from scratching (sets of four or six)

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ABS Plastic Box Filler Kit

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

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Extra Bracket Kit

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

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Grip-style Tape Kit

for smooth steel platforms (2002 and older)

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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.


  Original Series

Document Name Size Download
Original Series Owner's Manual 1069kb
Pickup, Service, & Cargo Van - Original Series Parts List 333kb
Compact Pickup - Original Series Dimensions 213kb
Estimated Installation Times 452kb
Hitch Compatibility Chart 76kb
Compact Pickup Application Chart 96kb
Original Series Wiring Instructions 63kb
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
In-cab Cut-off Switch Instructions 595kb
T54/ T64 Light Kit Instructions 1602kb
Tommy Gate Liftgate Guide 9133kb

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