Special Guide Bar

When installing a tail lift on a vehicle with a body equipped with rear doors the normal guide bar allows the platform to come too close to the doors, thus, risking damage to the lock bars and the platform.

This special guide bar which replaces the standard 40mm rubber model is welded to the lift arm providing an arm stop which keeps the platform 80mm from the doors. This leaves sufficient space for the rear door locks. Cut outs have been made for the lock bars at floor level.

Note that with this special guide bar installed it is not possible to lock the tail lift platform with the standard mechanical locks.

From the aspect of safety it is therfore preferable to install one electric safety valve on the lift circuit and one on the tilt circuit to ensure that the platform movement is limited in case of hose breakage.