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Off-Road Loading is Easy with EasyLoader

Off-Road Loading is Easy with EasyLoader


The versatility of utility, pickup and 4x4 vehicles can be extended following the introduction of a new version of the Easyloader Tail Lift from Penny Hydraulics to provide a simple and effective method of handling loads up to 550kg. The Easyloader’s unique cantilever action and pillar-free design ensure there are no components underneath the vehicle that can snag on the ground during off-road driving. Using a tail lift for loading and unloading helps owners and operators to comply with manual handling regulation and reduces the risk of personal injury or damage to the load and vehicle.

“The unique design of the Easyloader and its compact profile allows us to fit it to a wide range of pickups and utility vehicles,” says Richard Short, Sales Director at Penny Hydraulics. “This makes it possible to add a new handling capability to these increasingly popular vehicles for use across all sorts of service, engineering and delivery applications.”

The Easyloader is a lightweight and compact tail lift for loading utility, pickup and 4x4 commercial vehicles, including Land Rovers, with items weighing up to 550kg. Its unique design incorporates all the advantages of a cantilever platform lift and has no under slung columns, ropes or chains. This promotes reliability and eliminates the risk of components grounding out or getting bent underneath the vehicle during off-road driving. It also makes the Easyloader an ideal choice for pick ups where ground clearance may be less than on larger vehicles. The cantilever action moves the platform away from the rear of the vehicle as it lowers to the ground which means that standard towbars can be fitted and used without any modification to the vehicle. This action also eliminates the potential risks associated with toe-trapping. Hydraulic power ensures smooth, precise and controlled operation for assured load handling.

Designed and manufactured by Penny Hydraulics for versatility across a wide range of applications, the Easyloader can be installed with minimal impact on the vehicle's floor space while its light weight of just 150kg means it has little effect on payloads. A choice of painted or galvanised steel, expanded mesh aluminium or stainless steel platforms provides users with complete flexibility to specify the right solution for their requirements.

The Easyloader is supplied as standard with remote and static controls, battery isolation switch and hydraulic overload protection for optimum operational safety. An optional backup hand pump is ideal for applications where failure of the vehicle’s power could result in the pickup being stranded in a dangerous or immovable position.

Penny Hydraulics designs and manufactures lifting and load handling equipment for use in a wide range of applications. Products include the Swing Lift range of medium duty cranes for use on pick-ups, drop-sides and flat-beds and the Step Lift, Load Lift and Tail Lift lifting platform ranges for use on pick-ups, drop-sides and vans. The company also manufactures the Mezz Lift for handling loads between ground floor and mezzanines and specialist equipment for handling wheels, tyres and barrels in vehicles and at customers’ premises. Penny Hydraulics is a privately owned family business based in Clowne, Derbyshire.

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