There are two common types of rear door for small to medium sized vans (discounting special purpose roller shutter doors) – the lift-up tail gate type and the barn door type.
So why aren’t tailgates more popular? The first thing that occurred to me was a simple factor that a tailgate on a low van would be too low to stand under and would just get in the way. The second thing that I thought of on my quest for enlightenment was that a tailgate on a high sided van would be too heavy and awkward to lift. What about all the rest of the vans though? Who wouldn’t want to have shelter on a rainy day?
I’m sure there are many reasons for peoples’ choices, but after my enquiries, one reason in particular caught my attention…… several people I asked cited poor fork lift access as their reason for not choosing a tailgate, as a tailgate would prevent a high mast forklift truck or pallet stacker from getting close enough to a van to load and unload pallets.
This was particularly of interest to me as I realised you could have the best of both worlds with our MULETRAY system. You don’t need to get the forklift close to the van, because the base of the van comes out to meet the forklift. We can provide multi tiered versions to accept multiple pallets each above the other, which could could be a huge bonus to bakers, motor factors or anyone else delivering high volumes of small items from their vehicles. The great thing is, when you don’t need to carry palletised goods or trays of hot cross buns, you can easily take the system out.
So if you are a service engineer, meals on wheels driver or vending machine re-stocker why not take a look at our system…… or even better call Garry on 07775 923010 and arrange a demonstration and discuss the storage and handling options available to you……