A quicker & safer way of unloading your pickup - Simply fits on to tailgate - no drilling or welding
What model Loadhandler do I need for my truck?
It’s all about the width between the wheel arches. We think most of the UK pickup trucks will need the new mid-size LH2200M which is new to the UK. This model has a dragsheet width of 107cm (42”) and a maximum length when unrolled of 450cm (177”). This should fit the Toyota Hilux, the Mitsubishi L200, Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Isuzu Rodeo, Mazda BT50, Volkswagen Caddy and Peugeot 504. (Note: If you have a variant with twin tailgate latches rather than a central handle please phone for advice.)
There are also two other models; the LH2200 (notice that the M is missing) and the LH3000. These are wider and in the case of the LH3000 of higher capacity incorporating heavier bearings. They are also manufactured in smaller quantities as we really don’t have the large 'US style' pickups over here that these are designed for. However with the addition of some modest customised brackets and a bit of ingenuity, these would be suitable for Transit style non-tipping flatbed trucks and also for all sorts of agricultural or plant trailers that have no tipping capability.
If you wanted the heavier duty LH3000 model for your regular truck, the dragsheet can simply be cut down in width with a sharp knife or fabric shears.
Here are the sizes: Loadhandler
Model Comparison Table
We're particularly interested to learn about the new
'thicker' tailgates appearing now on some new trucks and can supply
brackets to suit. The standard brackets supplied with your Loadhandler
Unloader will encompass tailgates up to 75mm (3”) thick.
Is it as easy as it seems?
Yes it is. The Loadhandler kit fits direct on to your tailgate and is held
in place with sturdy straps. There is no welding or drilling required (and
when you've finished, it simply comes off again). Properly fitted with the
padded brackets and sturdy fixing straps supplied, the Loadhandler
Pickup Unloader will not damage your truck.
What should I watch out for?
Material building up behind the wheel arches. Clear this if it stops the
load or if it's a recurring problem and you use the Loadhandler a lot, why
not knock up a plywood shield to prevent filling behind the arches.
How do I deal with any soil, compost or stones left behind?
If you have any loose material left in after unloading, it can easily be raked out afterwards. Or if you have a moulded load liner, why not use the Loadhandler Bedliner Rake – a purpose designed tool that easily fits any standard broom handle or telescopic painters handles and will assist in removing topsoil, gravel, woodchips, bark, sand, snow etc – it even has 3 different sides of teeth moulded in that will clean the grooves of most truck bed liners.
Can I use the Loadhandler to unload my flat-bed Transit or trailer?
We know unloading non-tipping flatbed trucks or a conventional towing
trailer has the same issues. Many of use trailers behind 4x4s e.g. Ifor
Williams, Weeks, Batesons etc. and the suggestion is that with a little
DIY in the farm or yard workshop, the new Heavy duty
could be adapted. Ring us for a chat and some more details.