Tommy Gate – The Original Hydraulic Lift

The industry standard in power liftgates for any application

When Delbert Brown of the Woodbine Manufacturing Company in Iowa developed the first Tommy Gate liftgate back in 1965, no one thought that it would become the world standard by which all other hydraulic lifts would be judged.  Now, more than half a century later, the Tommy Gate stands for the most dependable, longest-lasting liftgates in the world and are sold on five continents and used on all of them.

The commitment to quality after all these years is still there, and though Tommy Gates continue to be hand-built, the use of stronger and lighter materials and cutting-edge electrical components means that no matter what you need a power tailgate for, Expertec has a solution for you.

Tommy Gate - Original Series

Original Series

The model that started it all is the Original Tommy Gate. Virtually unchanged from Tommy Gate’s earliest design, the Original Gate offers several different ways to configure the deck and can be fitted to virtually any vehicle. What makes the Original series so special is the all-steel design, military-quality cabling, and plenty of options to make sure that everything you need a liftgate to do can be done. At the same time, the fully enclosed hydraulic system keeps maintenance worry-free for years. In fact, with the wide range of customizing options, including remote controls, the Original is as up-to-date as any other Tommy Gate.

Tommy Gate - G2 Series

The G2 Series

The G2 design came about due to the direct need for a slightly smaller drive system that could still offer parallel arm technology in a fully enclosed hydraulic system. Just as importantly, as vehicle design changed and more and more hitches were being mounted higher into vehicle frame rails, the need to design a successful liftgate to allow Tommy Gate owners to still be able to tow became critical. Enter the G2. As robust as the original, but built for vehicles that needed to provide unhindered access to beds and cargo areas by flush mounting the frame and still leaving room for towing.

Tommy Gate - Cantilever Series

Cantilever Series

As experts in upfitting cargo vans into custom-built work vehicles for fleets and the trades, Expertec knows that a well-designed and executed van can often work circles around a pickup truck in terms of efficiency. With the addition of a Tommy Gate Cantilever Series liftgate, though, you can raise a lot more than the bar!

Since the unit bolts on, no exterior modifications are needed to install it and the majority of the Cantilever Series is self-contained under the van. Just as importantly, the ramp folds in half and stores in front of the left door, providing easy access to the cargo area of your van – no need to wait to get to your equipment, but easy to deploy when you have to load up.

Tommy Gate - 650 Series

The 650 Series

Without a doubt, the 650 Series is the perfect lift for light-duty use when “light duty” is still heavy. What makes it so perfect is that the entire unit is self-contained within the cargo area of the van and takes up comparatively little space, but can still be deployed to move up to 650 pounds easily and safely. As a result of the unit being so powerful and yet so small, this is the perfect solution for tradesmen who don’t always need a lift and while it takes up little more space than a dolly, the 650 Series can make all the difference in how you can use your van. The 650 is available for many applications, including the Sprinter, the Promaster, the Transit series, all Chevrolet van platforms, and many others.

Tommy Gate - Railgate Series

Railgate Series

Anyone who has ever run a delivery route knows that hydraulic gates can be fussy in bad weather and if you are operating it continuously for long periods of time – as in loading or unloading with no dock, the system can slow down due to that heat. That’s why Expertec recommends the Tommy Gate Railgate series. Available in a range of styles to fit the needs of box trucks, the Railgate Series can be customized for high-cycle users, docking applications, and even with a folding platform to make the most of any situation.

The Railgate uses high-quality captured steel rollers to reduce drag and keep fluid temperatures down while using many of the same tried and true industry leading innovations that Tommy Gate has pioneered over the years – still hand built and inspected by craftsman who are expert machinists, welders, and designers.

Barry Janzen
Barry Janzen
14:37 18 Oct 17
Attention to detail best describes Expertec. My business uses Promaster City vans and Expertec have all the fixtures and accessories to make the best use of the cargo space. They take pride in their work and it shows.
Justin Campbell
Justin Campbell
19:55 12 Oct 17
As an employee I cant say enough about how great it is to work here, very friendly atmosphere and everyone helps each other out, simply the best team of salespeople, management and technicians that I have ever been a part of, very proud to be part of this family.
Natalie Leduc
Natalie Leduc
01:14 19 May 17
Reliable service
Igor Cefko
Igor Cefko
13:04 05 Aug 16
Langfoo
Langfoo
17:15 01 Mar 18
Good quality of work, but you pay for it
Adrian Fernandes
Adrian Fernandes
06:27 13 Mar 18
Brett Walker
Brett Walker
17:33 01 May 18
Expertec did a very professional job of up-fitting our new Pro Master van. Rod and his team where very patient and professional. I was very pleased with the end result. I would defiantly recommend them to anyone looking for a custom upfit.
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Trent Modrall
Trent Modrall
19:03 25 Oct 17
Had a couple of vans shelved here. Where decently priced and their installer was happy about his job it seemed which makes me feel more confident it was done right. Thx guys.
Paul Tallon
Paul Tallon
20:20 02 Jan 18
Great knowledge of products.
Geoff Matthews
Geoff Matthews
21:42 02 Aug 17
Great suggestions for configuration and a well executed install.
Jeremy Mahar
Jeremy Mahar
15:47 18 Mar 17
Great service and knowledgeable about their business.
Gift Cards
Gift Cards
16:31 30 May 18
Really helpful, organized and did a great install
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