Original Series

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Service Body - 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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50 Years of Production

The state-of-the-art Tommy Gate factory houses six different assembly lines as well as developmental engineering and testing departments and is located on the same piece of ground where every Tommy Gate hydraulic lift has been produced for over 50 years.

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The Original Hydraulic Lift

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.

  Models for Service Bodies with 48" Opening

Model Capacity Load Area Taper Travel Weight Applications Spec
54-1040 TP27 1000 52  x  27 0 40 310 A
54-1040 TP38 1000 52  x  38 4 40 360 A
54-1040 TT27 1000 52  x  27 0 40 380 A
54-1040 EA39 1000 49  x  39 4 40 335 A

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  Applications & Brackets - Service Body → Original Series

Code Body Style
B Service / Utility Body w/ 54" Opening

 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

  Standard Features

Fixed & Timed Toggle Control Image
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)

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

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

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

3-light add-on system (T-54L) (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

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Rubber Platform Bumpers

protects platform from scratching (sets of four or six)

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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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In-cab, Shut-off Switch

enables power to be disabled from within the truck cab


  Original Series

Document Name Size Download
Original Series Owner's Manual 1069kb
Service Body - Original Series Dimensions 218kb
Pickup, Service, & Cargo Van - Original Series Parts List 333kb
Estimated Installation Times 452kb
Original Series Platform Lock Instructions 23kb
Electrical Guidelines 14kb
Original Series Wiring Instructions 63kb
Service Body Installation Instructions 3487kb
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
Torsion Spring / Extension Installation 44kb
Folding Tire Rack Instructions 490kb
In-cab Cut-off Switch Instructions 595kb
Square Spring Instructions 20kb
T54/ T64 Light Kit Instructions 1602kb
Tommy Gate Liftgate Guide 9133kb

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