How Heavy Is Too Heavy?

How Heavy Is Too Heavy?

Our installation and customer service teams get asked about weight a lot.  The truth is, “heavy” can mean a lot of things to a lot of people.  Your half ton truck can’t haul as much as a one ton, but that doesn’t mean you want the payload from either dropped on your...
Understanding the Liftgate Challenge

Understanding the Liftgate Challenge

For three generations, companies like Tommy Gate have built and designed hydraulic and electronic lifts that replace the traditional tailgate in trucks of all sizes and make life a WHOLE lot easier for loading.  It doesn’t matter if that truck is a pickup hauling...
A Good Set of Tools

A Good Set of Tools

For a lot of us, our fathers, uncles, and grandfathers all reinforced a singular lesson to us in our formative years:  buy good tools, take care of them, and they will last a lifetime.  More importantly, those tools will do the jobs you ask of them and possibly make...
Finally, a Tough, Modular Truck Topper!

Finally, a Tough, Modular Truck Topper!

When your grandfather bought that truck you remember when you were a kid, you remember it, the two-toned Chevy with the fiberglass topper with aluminum trim, he had to make a decision. As soon as he installed that topper, he knew he was going to lose a lot of the...
The Truth About Dump Bodies

The Truth About Dump Bodies

There’s a dirty little secret in the trades, and we’re about to let it out on you: Dump trucks make money. Dump beds – even on a standard pickup chassis – make money. The truth is, a dump body mounted on a one-ton or larger cab and chassis can give you and your...
What If You Only Had One?

What If You Only Had One?

Seriously!  What if you only had one of something?  One knife to do all your cutting?  One wrench for all mechanical work?  One pair of work boots? For a lot of us, that’s a no-brainer:  we couldn’t get the jobs we get paid to do completed properly, or in some cases,...
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