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Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2011, Posted On: 1/27/2011

Maxon Unveils U.S.-Made GPC Cantilever Liftgate With Load Leveling

Tim Sanford
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Maxon Liftgate

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA -- Maxon Lift Corp. has introduced what it says is the first North American-made cantilever liftgate. The GPC 22/33/44 was designed in Europe and is manufactured here.

"The GPC provides the precision, stability and control you expect from a European cantilever gate, thanks to four separate cylinders for lift and tilt operations," Maxon reported. That configuration allows the user to level the load easily, in any position, to simplify loading and unloading on uneven surfaces.

Maxon explained that it previously sourced the GPC, which is a niche product in the U.S., from a leading German supplier; it now is bringing its own GPC product to the market. "Maxon customers will no longer need to be concerned with overseas delivery timing for spare part supplies, additional overseas sourcing costs or product specification constraints," the company observed.

The GPC is offered in a variety of platform sizes, in both steel and aluminum, for a wide range of bed-height requirements. It features stainless steel pins, low-maintenance bushings and grease fittings on all pivot points, a heavy-duty motor with thermal protection, lock valves on all cylinders, optional dual cart stops and bolt-on installation plates for quick installation.

The new domestic GPC liftgate also uses standard Maxon parts, and is backed up by an expert support and service team available by dialing a toll-free number.

Maxon Lift Corp. was founded in 1957. That same year, owner Max Lugash invented the Tuk-A-Way liftgate, which Maxon says is still the bestselling liftgate style in North America.

Information on Maxon may be found at maxonlift.com/conventional, or by calling (800) 227-4116.

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