This is a central control that is mounted on the kerb side of the truck. With this control it is possible to operate the tail lift from one location. This includes: extension and retraction, opening and closing, raising and lowering.
The foot control is fitted with a two-button control. Movement stops immediately when one of the two buttons is released. Accidents are prevented because the person who operates the foot control must place his feet on the foot buttons to operate the tail lift.
The control box is permanently mounted on the inside of the cargo body. This only has the drop and raise function, just like the manual controller. To ensure that the upper or lower limbs or the head cannot become trapped between the platform and the rear frame of the truck the inside control can only be operated from inside the cargo body. The inside control is often connected to the safety switch in the control box so that the outside control is disabled when the inside control is operated.
Manual control or remote control
The manual control (hand operated) has the same function as the foot control. Manual controls are available in two- and three-button versions. The manual control is used for raising and lowering. The third button, often in the middle, serves as a safety.
Remote radio control
It is very important to observe the safety requirements when a remote radio control is used. With this control it is possible to operate the tail lift from various locations. This includes: extension and retraction, opening and closing, raising and lowering.