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    Hitch Lifts - Looking for FeedBack

    OK gang, here is a new one for ya. I am currently looking at hitch lifts for my truck and would like your input on these devices. I am seriously looking at this one Pit Bull Hitch Lifts. I would like any and all input on any lifts you may have knowledge of. I was originally thinking of adding a permanent tailgate lift but ran across these receiver hitch lifts. What is really nice about them is that they are not permanent and they can lift up to 1500 lbs. Oh, all for less then $2000. My problem has always been the loading of the truck away from my shop. I have all the equipment to unload stuff once I am home. I am really liking this option. So, lets hear your thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    My problem has always been the loading of the truck away from my shop. I have all the equipment to unload stuff once I am home.
    Randy,

    How often do you have to load your pick-up away from your shop? Seems like a lot of hardware to be hauling around if you don't need it frequently. Also, seems like these power liftgates tend to require periodic maintenance due to corrosion with hydraulic motor connections, switches and relays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superglidesport View Post
    Randy,

    How often do you have to load your pick-up away from your shop? Seems like a lot of hardware to be hauling around if you don't need it frequently. Also, seems like these power liftgates tend to require periodic maintenance due to corrosion with hydraulic motor connections, switches and relays.
    If you haven't noticed, I am a big Craig's list buyer (see attached pic for my latest purchase). Fortunately, this seller had some able bodied help on his end. I may need to haul that three point hitch attachment home. But, I think you are missing the point on this one, it is a receiver hitch mounted lift. You attach it when you need it. It's exposure to the elements are going to be extremely rare. I am just not seeing the concerns you are.

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    Hitched mounted? Yeah I missed that point.


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    I do not have anything to add, but I sure like it!!!!! Thank you Randy, I sure did not know this even existed. I will be following this thread!!!
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    It's basically a 12 volt winch that uses a strap to lift and lower the linkage. No hydraulic system to mess with, winch contacts are built for that sort of load, and they solved the stability question I had. I was concerned about the 2" receiver mount twisting with a load that was heavy on one side, but it looks like there are brackets that go underneath the bumper that help stabilize it.

    Looks like a pretty handy piece of equipment.
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    For something I didn't know existed it sure looks like it does the job and looks cool. Like the way it hooks up...and with remote.
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    New one on me

    That's a new one for me. Everyone that I've seen in this area uses a Tommylift but those are permanent mounts and hydraulic plus they are fairly heavy. This one is lighter, removable and might be better for the occasional use where you want a regular truck most of the time.

    Very cool piece of equipment. I'm starting to think about adding one to the side of my equipment trailer!

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    Pretty neat device.

    I have this problem also - whenever I buy something large I have to make sure that the seller can load it for me as I can't even help. In the past however I would just bring my trailer with the ramp - can usually push just about anything up on that.
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