“Necessity is the mother of invention.”It’s an adage which we have heard since we were kids crawling through our fathers’ garages. It is also the story of the LiftGator. The idea for the LiftGator came to be when the co-founder of LiftGator was working as a fabricator in Goleta, CA. He needed a way to load welders, generators, and air-compressors into his truck, but wasn’t willing to cut the truck apart and weld a permanent liftgate in place. He felt that there was a better way and began the development of a liftgate, which would fit in the truck’s hitch, being there only when he needed it. From humble beginnings, building LiftGators in a family barn, LiftGator has grown to be a premier manufacturer of hitch mounted liftgates. Today, LiftGators are manufactured in Watertown, SD, and sold throughout North America and Europe. Each unit is built by experienced fabricators from American made materials. High-quality product standards have always been a focus, guaranteeing each LiftGator will hold up to real-world abuse.
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A Brief Introduction to Our History
Every little step counts
First LiftGator Takes Life
Production Begins in a Barn in Bakersfield, CA
Tech Pitch Winner and Audience Choice Award
LiftGators Ship to Customers
World Ag Expo Top 10 New Product of the Year
Innovation Quest Winner
North American Trailer Dealers Association Top New Product of the Year
LiftGator moves operations to Mt. Pleasant, TX, and greatly expands production capacity.
National Truck Equipment Association 2017 Innovation of the Year
Our Commitment Speaks for Itself.
Award-Winning Manufacturing, Sales, and Performance.
NTEA 2017 innovation of the Year
NATDA 2016 Top New Product of the Year
World AG Expo 2016 Top 10 New Product of the year
2016 Innovation quest winner
2015 Tech pitch winner & Audience choice award