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National Fleet Products Introduces ArtLift Cargo-Lifting Appliance

Posted On: 2/19/2018

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BUFFALO, MN -- New from National Fleet Products is a compact lifting platform designed for installation in a truck's rear or side cargo doors. The lift platform tilts vertically to slide inside the vehicle.

The ArtLift apparatus is powered by a 24V. motor (a converter for 12V. electrical systems is supplied).  The motor drives a worm gear that lifts and lowers cargo weighing as much as 440 lbs. through a vertical distance of up to 3.28 ft.  The diamond-plate cargo platform measures 33" x 29.52", and is formed with beveled edges to simplify loading and unloading items on dollies and carts. The vehicle-side platform edge folds at a right angle to serve as a backstop that immobilizes the payload during vertical travel.

When folded, the apparatus is only 11.81" thick and stores flat against a sidewall, bulkhead or the rear faces of front seats. It occupies about the same amount of space as a handtruck. Weighing less than 200 lbs., it is engineered for easy installation.

"The ArtLift is very versatile and will serve the typical cargo loading and unloading needs of the vast majority of delivery vehicles," said Steven Peterson, president of National Fleet Products. "It also enables awkward, difficult-to-manage freight and carted items to be handled without tipping or navigating truck-mounted ramps."

The system's compact design is designed to fit delivery vehicles of all types with deck heights of 39.37" or less. It is said to be particularly well-suited to vans and small box trucks. It will be displayed at the upcoming 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN (Mar. 6-9), sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association.

National Fleet Products is a leading North American supplier of aftermarket accessories for commercial vehicles, including loading ramps, vehicle-mounted hoist systems, ladder racks, truck and trailer fenders, exterior vehicle security locks and suspension assist spring kits. The family-owned company serves as a North American master distributor for well-known European product lines including Jonesco Plastics, WM Systems, MAD Tooling and Serrature Meroni. It serves the United States and Canada through an extensive distribution network.
ARTLIFT: Designed for small delivery vehicles, National Fleet Products' new ArtLift lifting platform mounts to rear or side doors. It swings up and folds inward for storage.