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Thieman Tailgates

Thieman Tailgates, Inc. markets a full-line of hydraulic liftgates for light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Toplifters, Stowaways, Railgates, Sideloaders, and Conventional models are all part of the Thieman line-up. For many years Thieman has been customizing liftgates to meet specific needs. From 1000lb to 6600 lb lifting capabilities, Thieman can provide a liftgate for almost every application.

Pickup / Service Body Liftgates (Top Lifters)

  • Thieman TT-12 TopLifter Series - The THIEMAN TT-12 Series is completely assembled into one compact unit - ready to run. Simply bolt or weld it to the truck bed and connect the battery cable. Installation is fast and easy. And years from now, it will be just as simple to remount the TT model on a new truck. The lifting mechanism is completely enclosed for a neat appearance and protection from the elements. TT12 Toplifter TailgateThe towing rated swing-away bumper is also
    standard on the TT-12. The THIEMAN TT’s overall design makes it the toughest liftgate available in its class.
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • Direct Cylinder Lift, No Chains or Cables
    • Heavy-Duty Steel Diamond Plate Platform & Threshold
    • Fully Enclosed Power Unit and Cylinders
    • Fast and Easy Installation
    • 5000 lb. Tow Rated Bumper
  • Thieman TT-15 TopLifter Series- The THIEMAN TT Series is completely assembled into one compact unit - ready to run. Simply bolt and/or weld it to the truck and connect the battery cable. Installation is fast and easy. And years from now, it will be just as simple to remount the TT model on a new truck. The lifting mechanism is completely enclosed for a neat appearance and protection from the elements. The towing rated bumper is also standard on the TT15. The THIEMAN TT’s overall design makes it the toughest liftgate available in its class.Thieman Tailgate Top-lifter Series
    FEATURING:
    • Reduced Maintenance
    • New Streamline Design
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • Direct Dual Cylinder Lift, No Chains or Cables, Wide Opening to Truck Bed
    • Heavy-Duty Steel Diamond Plate Platform
    • Fully Enclosed Power Unit & Cylinders
    • Fast & Easy Installation
    • 5000 lb. Tow Rated Bumper
  • Thieman TT-16 TopLifter Series - The THIEMAN TT-16 is completely assembled into one compact unit - ready to run. Simply bolt and/or weld it to the truck bed and connect the battery cable. Installation is fast and easy. Plus, years from now the TT-16 will be just as simple to remount onto a new truck. The lifting mechanism is completely enclosed for a neat appearance and protection from the elements. The large platform makes awkward material a breeze to load and unload. The TT-16 overall design makes it the toughest liftgate available in its class.Thieman Tailgate Top-lifter Series
    FEATURING:
    • 50" Bed to Ground Travel
    • Reduced Maintenance
    • New Streamline Design
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • Direct Dual Cylinder Lift, No Chains or Cables
    • 1,600 lb. Capacity
    • Heavy-Duty Steel Diamond Plate Platform
    • Fully Enclosed Power Unit & Cylinders
    • Fast & Easy Installation

Stowaways

  • Thieman LRST Series - The LRST (Level Ride Stowaway) is designed for handling loads of up to 4,000 lbs. and features a self-leveling action and an adjustable platform to provide a stable, “level with truck” surface for all types of loading conditions. With maintenance being a major concern among fleets today, Thieman has incorporated self-lubricating Teflon bearings at all of the LRST pivot points. The LRST has a unique design so the cylinder rods are retracted during transit to protect them from road debris. The LRST also includes a standard plastic pump enclosure for protection from the weather. All of these features reduce the need for maintenance and keep your trucks and trailers on the road. Along with a large 80" x 60" aluminum platform and self-lubricating bearings, is the industry’s strongest lift frame. This makes the THIEMAN LRST the most efficient, reliable and durable Level Ride Stowaway in its class.Thieman Tailgate Stow-Away Series
    FEATURING:
    • Self-Leveling Action
    • Large 80" x 60" Platform
    • Heavy Duty Lift Frame
    • 4000 Lb. Lift Capacity
    • Dual Cylinder Lift
    • Maintenance-Free Bushings
    • Pump Enclosure for Protection from Weather
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
  • Thieman LST Series - LST Series are designed for use on stake and van bodies, and trailers. The outside arm design gives the operator maximum stability when handling sizeable loads. With its many different features and available options, the THIEMAN LST Series is an excellent choice for many applications. Thieman Tailgate Stow-Away Series
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • 72" x 36" Platform Size
    • 2000 lb to 3000 lb Capacities
    • Bed Height Range 42" to 54"
    • Spring Assist Closing
    • Dual Manual Controls
    • Built-in Light and License Plate Pockets
  • Thieman M Series - The THIEMAN M Series Stowaway is the industry standard for handling medium-duty loads. Designed for fast and easy installation, the M16/20/25/30 includes a pre-assembled pump and cylinder. With the dual torsion spring assist, the operator can fold and unfold the platform with much less effort. With its durable design and many standard features, the THIEMAN M Series is the choice among general purpose Stowaways.
    FEATURING:Thieman Tailgate Stow-Away Series
    • MAINTENANCE FREE BUSHINGS
    • Fast and Easy Installation
    • 1,600 to 3,000 lb. Capacities
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • Snubber Kit
    • Heavy-Duty Reinforced Spacer
    • Pre-Mounted Pump and Cylinder
    • Torsion Spring Assist
  • Thieman ST 20 / 25 / 30 Series - Built with the strongest lift frame available, the THIEMAN ST series continues to be the most durable Stowaway liftgate in the industry. The ST-20/25/30 series is designed for use on stake bodies, van bodies, and trailers, and stores under the truck bed for direct dock loading and easy access to the cargo door. Of the many benefits the THIEMAN ST series has to offer, the one you will most appreciate is the savings through increased efficiency.
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • 72" x 36" Platform Size
    • Bed Height Range 42" to 54"
    • 2000 lb. to 3000 lb. Capacities
    • Steel and Aluminum Platforms
    • Heavy Duty Lift Frames
    • Dual Cylinder Lift
  • Thieman ST 22 / 31 Series - Built with the strongest lift frame available, the THIEMAN ST-22 and ST-31 are the most durable Stowaways in their class. Both of these units are designed for use on stake bodies, van bodies, and trailers, and store under the truck bed for direct dock loading and easy access to the cargo door. If you’re searching for a cost effective Stowaway that is built to last, the THIEMAN ST series is your answer.
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • 84" x 40" Platform Size
    • Bed Height Range 48" to 56"
    • 2200 lb. and 3100 lb. Capacities
    • Heavy Duty Lift Frames
    • Snubber Kit
  • Thieman ST 40 Series - Designed for handling heavy, palletized loads, the THIEMAN ST-40 continues to be the industry choice among the heavy-duty, large platform Stowaways. With maintenance being a major concern among fleets today, Thieman has incorporated self-lubricating Teflon bearings at all pivot points. This virtually eliminates the need for maintenance. Along with a large platform and self-lubricating bearings, is the industry’s strongest lift frame, which makes the THIEMAN ST-40 the most efficient, reliable, and durable Stowaway in its class.
    FEATURING:Thieman Tailgate Stow-Away Series
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • Up to 4000 lb. Lift Capacity
    • Dual Cylinder Lift
    • Maintenance-Free Bearings
    • Heavy-Duty Lift Frame
    • 84" x 40" and 84" x 52" Platforms

Railgates

  • Thieman TDR Railgate Series - Designed for palletized, cart, and large cargo handling, the THIEMAN TDR Series has Thieman Tailgate Railgate Seriesthe benefits you need in a fullyhydraulic railgate. With maintenance being the major concern with today’s fleets, the TDR offers you maximum performance and reliability with minimal maintenance. With its many standard features and available options, the THIEMAN TDR is the #1 choice among the fully-hydraulic railgates.
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • Direct Cylinder Lift
    • Maintenance-Free Bushings
    • Built-In Lights
    • Audible Safety Alarm
    • Safety Cut-Off Switch
    • Power Unit Enclosure
    • 4400 to 6600 lb. Capacities
    • Dual Closing Cylinders
  • Thieman TVL Railgate Series - Designed for use on van and stake bodies, cutaways, and step-vans, the THIEMAN TVL railgate series is the most reliable, lowmaintenance, general-purpose liftgate available in the industry. This popular railgate has the widest range of lift capacities in its class and is available for above-bed and special low-bed applications. If overall weight is a concern, the THIEMAN all-aluminum TVL could be the answer. With its many standard features and versatile options, the TVL series from THIEMAN continues to be the leader of the general-purpose railgates.Thieman Tailgate Railgate Series
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • Fast and Easy Installation
    • Fully Enclosed Pump and Cylinder
    • 75" x 30" to 95" x 66" Platforms
    • Steel or Aluminum Platforms and Frames
    • Level Ride Platform
    • Auto Safety Latch System
    • 1250 to 3000 Lb. Capacities
    • Torsion Assist Platform Closing
  • Thieman VL Railgate Series - Designed for handling heavy palletized or bulky loads, the THIEMAN VL series is available with platform sizes up to 90" wide x 72" deep. The THIEMAN VL platform lowers below bed height for dock loading and easy access to the cargo door. Thieman Tailgate Railgate SeriesDesigned for strength and durability, the VL is built with the strongest "H" frame in the industry. With the heavy duty frame, high quality roller bearings and a cycle tested, premium lift cable, the THIEMAN VL is the leader of its class.
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • Pre-Assembled Pump and Cylinder
    • Power Unit Enclosure
    • 90" x 36" to 90" x 72" Platforms
    • 3,000 to 5,000 lb. Capacities
    • Direct Docking
    • Power Close Platform
    • Cable Brake

Conventionals

  • Thieman TWL Series - Designed for use on stake and van bodies, the THIEMAN TWL series is the most versatile and durable general purpose conventional style liftgate. The TWL features a wide range of bed heights which makes it possible to meet a variety of delivery needs. The THIEMAN TWL’s proven track record of dependability makes it a top choice for many applications.Thieman Tailgate TWL Series
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • 66" x 26" to 90" x 32" Platforms
    • 1250 to 2000 lb. Capacities
    • Cam Activated Power Close Platform
    • Gravity Down Lowering
    • Adjustable Cylinder Shaft
    • Bed Height Range 33"-47" and 37"-52"
  • Thieman WT Series - Designed for use on stake and van bodies, the THIEMAN WT series is the most durable, dependable, conventional liftgate on the market today. The WT is built with many standard features including a widearm, dual cylinder lift, giving maximum lifting stability when handling sizeable
    loads. With the addition of cast bronze bearings at critical wear points, this conventional style liftgate is built to last for many years. If you’re searching for a conventional liftgate that improves efficiency and saves your company dollars, the THIEMAN WT is your answer.Thieman Tailgate WT Series
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • 84" x 36" to 90" x 48" Platforms
    • 2,000 to 4,000 lb. Capacities
    • Bed Height Range 40" to 54"
    • Dual Cylinder Lift
    • Sealed Toggle Switch Control
    • Latch Chains and Snubber Kit
    • Power Down Lowering
    • Cast Bronze Bearings at Pivot Points

Sideloaders

  • Thieman SL15 / 20 Series - Designed for both truck bodies and trailers, the THIEMAN SL series is the most cost effective side-loading liftgate available. With the use of a high-strength extruded aluminum platform and teflon composite bushings at the major wear points, the THIEMAN sideloader's life expectancy is much longer than other models on the market. If you're searching for a sideloader that is cost effective, built with strength and durability, and requires minimal maintenance, the THIEMAN SL is your answer.Thieman Tailgate Sideloader
    FEATURING:
    • Meets TMC Electrical Guidelines
    • 48" x 36" Extruded Aluminum Platform
    • 1500 and 2000 lb. Lift Capacities
    • Maintenance-Free Bearings
    • Dual Folding Assist Springs
    • Dual Cylinder Lift
    • Up to 10" Rub Rail Clearance
    • Sealed Toggle Switch Control
    • Power Down Lowering of Platform
    • Level Ride Platform
 
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