Waltco Liftgates

Lifting Made Easy



A WALTCO liftgate, (sometimes referred to as lift gate), is the ultimate reliable and steady partner that will elevate your business productivity. Leading technology and quality performance will help to unlock the full potential of your load handling operations. Smart solutions help to maximize uptime while keeping both the operator and the working environment safe. From purchase through to after sales service and maintenance, the total cost of ownership of a WALTCO liftgate pays dividends for your business.

American Designed Liftgates Helping you deliver more every day

WALTCO liftgates are designed for both urban city use, heavy duty long haul, and specialty applications. American design and ingenuity deliver lightweight liftgates that can handle heavy loads, quickly. Making each day smoother and more productive.

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New - WALTCO FM Series Delivery Made Easy

In collaboration with Morgan Truck Body, the WALTCO FM Series is changing the industry with this All in One Final Mile Solution. With the liftgate integrated into the truck body as the rear door, you get the benefit of having a liftgate without the added weight.



New - WALTCO HDC and ZS to boost your business

Introducing the HDC 33/44 and the ZS 33/44 MK2, the new generation of heavy duty liftgates. Both the HDC 33/44 cantilever lift and the ZS 33/44 slider lift are designed to maximize uptime and provide reliable support for your operation.



Liftgate accessories bring technology and safety features that help to increase uptime, deliver precision accuracy, and minimize risk for the operator and the environment.

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WALTCO liftgate parts that go the extra mile

Retain your investment's value, performance and safety with regular routine servicing carried out by a certified technician in our global service network. Using original WALTCO parts will keep your WALTCO liftgate running at an optimum level with minimum downtime, reducing the total cost of ownership over time.

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WALTCO Liftgates Covering your Lifting Needs

No matter what vehicle you have or where you work, there is a WALTCO liftgate that will fit your business needs. From cantilever to slider, lightweight, full-platform, half-platform, double-acting tilt cylinders to separate hydraulic units, the range has the versatility and quality to safely handle all logistics and distribution specifications.

WALTCO cantilever liftgates

Cantilever Liftgates

Make light work of heavier loads with WALTCO cantilever liftgates for trucks 3,300 lbs to 4,400 lbs. Easy to deploy and use means quicker drops and improved productivity. Find a cantilever liftgate for sale with the link below.

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WALTCO Slider Lifts

Slider lifts

While being stored completely under the trailer and requiring no trailer modification, WALTCO slider liftgates offer strength and reliability while still being able to lift the heaviest loads. The large level ride platform is ideal for a wide variety of trailer distribution applications.

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railgate liftgate

Railgate Liftgate

The smooth and reliable WALTCO railgate is the perfect lift solution for any vehicle even with a limited ground clearance. The WALTCO railgate liftgate range can handle loads from 1,200 lbs up to 6,600 lbs and brings day to day versatility. It is also an ideal solution for your gas bottle deliveries.

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WALTCO Flipaway Liftgates

Flipaway Lifts

Flipaway liftgates give perfect access to the vehicle when the lift is not in use. Choose from a range of single and dual cylinder options to meet all your lifting needs, be it low intensity or heavy duty every day operation.

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A HIAB is not just a piece of machinery, it is a crucial business partner - an investment in your future, with the latest technology onboard, to control your fleet, optimize workload and uptime. Always with safety as a priority. All covered by HIAB’s exceptional global service network.

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WALTCO Liftgate Company History

The HIAB liftgate journey has crossed international borders to become the most trusted on-road load handling equipment provider; a history forged in the deep forests of Sweden and modernized with engineering technology from the North American aerospace and energy industries.

Over the past 50 years our lift range has grown to include cantilever, column, slider, tuck under, and special application lifts. A strong tradition in innovative and lightweight design, using the toughest and most durable steel and parts has always kept us one step ahead.

High-tech digital solutions are now reshaping our history and underpin the safety of ZEPRO, DEL and WALTCO liftgates that make up the Hiab liftgate family.

Today, HIAB's reliable, versatile and enduring lifting continues to set the standard and push boundaries, lift after lift after lift.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Lift Gate? 

A lift gate is a device that allows you to raise or lower the height of your vehicle. The lift gate is a foldable metal platform usually located at the rear of the vehicle. In countries outside of the U.S, liftgates may be referred to as "tailgate"

Why would you need a liftgate? 

A liftgate is used when there is either no equipment available to load/unload cargo or when using that equipment would be impractical. If the loading dock is a platform, then a liftgate can serve as a bridge for the loading of goods. 

What is the difference between tailgate and liftgate?

The difference between a liftgate and a tailgate is that a liftgate is a mechanical device that raises and lowers during loading and unloading of heavy cargo. A tailgate is a hinging board or hatch at the back of a vehicle that can lower for loading and unloading.

What is a power liftgate?

A power liftgate is a motorized hatch that is opened and closed electronically. This system can be activated by pressing a button on the inside of the car, key fob, or the hatch. Some iterations may need the vehicle to be unlocked using the key fob before you are able to activate the hatch.

What is a liftgate truck?

A liftgate truck is a vehicle used for lifting heavy cargo. Using a liftgate, the cargo can be lowered from the truck's bed to the ground or from the ground to the trucks tailgate.

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