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Truckman makes light work of pick-up tailgates

Truckman, the UK’s largest manufacturer of 4×4 accessories and hardtops, has launched a new innovation, which takes the effective weight out of opening and closing pick-up truck tailgates.

Ideal for families, dog owners and commercial users, the Tailgate Pro-Lift reduces the effective weight of the vehicle’s tailgate by 95 percent.

Utilising gas struts and a specially-designed spring system for easy operation, the Pro-Lift enables the tailgate to be opened and closed with one hand.

Quick and simple to install, Pro-Lift is available for and can be fitted to all UK pick-up truck models from Fiat, Ford, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Pro-Lift is also available through Isuzu dealerships, having recently secured Approved Accessory status from the pick-up truck manufacturer.

The Tailgate Pro-Lift retails at £198 (including VAT), and is available to order by calling Truckman on 0044 1384 485405 or emailing them on – and please don’t forget to tell them where you read about it.

Mike Wheeler, Executive Chairman of Truckman, said: “This is a great innovation that can make a huge difference to pick-up truck owners, particularly families and dog owners who will benefit from the controlled, gentle opening of the tailgate.

“As well as significantly reducing the effort required to open and close the tailgate, through the use of gas struts and springs, Pro-Lift’s operation offers additional safety benefits protecting the operator from the weight of the tailgate.”