NEW Lifting Solutions for Today's Vehicles!

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 06, 2015

The team at L P International Inc. the manufacturer of PowerMate® stair climbing hand trucks and LiftGates have introduced two new products to assist customers working with smaller more efficient service and delivery vehicles. First – the NEW PowerMate® LV-2 LiftGate!

Today, the PowerMate® line of LiftGates are being used in full-sized vans all around the world. The LiftGates have been installed in vehicles produced by almost every major auto manufacturer. They include a growing number of vehicles manufactured by: Ford, GMC, Chevrolet, Dodge, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Isuzu, to name just a few. The numbers are only expected to increase with the introduction of the NEW PowerMate® LV-2 LiftGate!

ford-transit-connect-05 There is a growing trend for companies to move to smaller more efficient vehicles, for many reasons. Advantages of these smaller compact vehicles include: greater maneuverability in urban areas, reduced space requirements for parking, lower fuel costs, lower insurance premiums, lower business taxes/tolls, lower initial capital or operating expenditures and fit with efforts by many businesses to strive to become greener and decrease their footprint on the environment.

In North America, the new Ford “Transit Connect” (pictured above), has led to the introduction of a new PowerMate® LiftGate Product the LV-2. Offering similar functionality to the LG-3 and LG-6 PowerMate® LiftGates the new LV-2 was specifically created for businesses utilizing smaller, more efficient vehicles. The LV-2 is available in both left hand and right hand versions that can be installed either at a side or rear door and come in a 250lbs / 113 kg model and a 500lbs or 227 kg “B” model.

Depending on where you are in the world, there are different manufacturers that produce and sell smaller, more efficient solutions around the world. The Citroen “Jumpy”, “Berlingo”, Fiat, Mitsubishi, Peugeot “Partner” are manufacturers internationally offering vehicles to meet the demand for this type of solution for businesses, all around the world.

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The New PowerMate® LV-2 LiftGate is expected to fill a niche currently not being filled in providing safety lifting solutions for one vehicle or a fleet of vehicles. It was designed for smaller more efficient vehicles and accommodates the smaller door opening size and lower ground to bed height of these vehicles.

In countries where there is already a minimum lifting law of 20 kilos (45 pounds), like CE countries in Europe, this solution has not come a moment too soon! The PowerMate® LiftGates provide a mechanical lifting solution that will protect both the people using it and the product being transported.

In countries where the practice is to drive on the left hand side of the road, most companies generally select the left hand version of the PowerMate® LiftGate. This allows the LiftGate, regardless of model, to be installed on the curbside side door (against the cabin bulkhead), or rear door on the side of the vehicle away from the traffic. Alternatively, in countries where the practice is drive on the right hand side of the road, the right hand version of the LiftGates are the most preferred.
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The height and width of the door opening, the dimension from the ground to the bed of the vehicle and the approximate size and weight of what you plan to move with your LiftGate are essential in determining the appropriate PowerMate® safety lifting solution for you! Further, you will need to specify if your require a cylinder attachment, for a cylindrical load such as gas bottles or a flat strap bar for square and rectangular loads such as boxes. For more information on the dimensional requirements for your LiftGate you are invited to review pages 5-8 in the FREE PowerMate® LiftGate Presentation.

Regardless of the make and model of your delivery/service vehicle, the side of the road you may drive on or; whether you are looking for one LiftGate unit or enough for your entire fleet, why not Contact PowerMate® today to confirm which PowerMate® safety lifting solution is right for you and your business.

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About L P International Inc.:

L P International Inc. manufactures a comprehensive line of stair climbing hand trucks, tail gate lifts (LiftGates), and value-added accessories including; offering product built to the more rigorous CE Standards, where required. L P International Inc. has been in business under the same ownership since 1976, manufacturing and selling thousands of PowerMate® Safety Moving Systems worldwide. The company is headquartered in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. It has achieved an excellent reputation for supplying the highest quality products as well as providing superior operator training and customer service. For more information please visit: www.PowerMate.info