“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.

Commitment to

Innovation

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NTEA 2017 INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

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NATDA 2016 TOP NEW PRODUCT
OF THE YEAR

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WORLD AG EXPO 2016 TOP 10 NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

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2016 INNOVATION QUEST WINNER

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2015 TECH PITCH WINNER & AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Retracing Our Past Steps

Our History

2013

First LiftGator Takes Life

2014

Production Begins in a Barn in Bakersfield, CA

2015

LiftGators Ship to Customers

2016

World Ag Expo Top 10 New Product of the Year

2016

Innovation Quest Winner

2016

North American Trailer Dealers Association Top New Product of the Year

2016

LiftGator moves operations to Mt. Pleasant, TX, and greatly expands production capacity. 

2017

National Truck Equipment Association 2017 Innovation of the Year

2018

Introduction to VLG (Van Unit)

2018

Introduced power stabilizer units to the market.

2019

Moved facilities to Watertown, SD

2020

Redesign of all units and rebranded XTR to TruckGator™ and VLG to VanGator™

A Liftgate when you need one

3 Minutes to Heavy Lifting

That simple, that fast. Try it for yourself today.

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