JSC Engineering introduces "Droptail" at
SEMA in Vegas. Wins award for best new truck product. I was there!
I love it when new innovative
products come to market! The pickup truck tailgate is a constant problem.
They can be very hard to open after a few years. Tailgates become the two handed
jerk. I've worked on them, reattaching the rods, oiling the latches. Some trucks
are harder than others to latch the tailgate and with taller trucks now,
it's more difficult to get above the tailgate to get leverage on the latch.
Do you remember when you were
a kid and you stuck your hand out the car window to play with the wind? All
that wind bouncing over your truck cab and then hitting the tailgate full
force creates quite an Air Brake! This robs your power and fuel
mileage. JSC Engineering has the solution using your existing factory
tailgate without the need for an
aftermarket air flow notched
tailgate or those
attractive belted strap tailgates.
|The compact actuator
mounts to the bed rail, inside the face edge of the tailgate and
can be used with most spray-on or under-rail bedliners as pictured
This new product, remotely
controls your truck tailgate to decreases drag, improve aerodynamics, fuel
mileage, and performance. In auto mode it will adjust the opening for air flow
to 50 degrees and close your tailgate when you stop and you can lock it. Now wouldn't that
be something to remotely open your tailgate as you back up to the
gooseneck/fifth wheel trailer
or to see the toddler chasing the cat that just
ran behind the truck!.
We are getting used to opening
our car trunks with the push of a button, why not open your tailgate when your
hands are full by pushing a button. Just push the button again and the
tailgate is up and locked to secure your cargo. You can even use the Droptail
to put pressure against the tires of your motorcycle or riding lawnmower to
keep them secure.
There are so many
computer-controlled features from JSC Engineering's Droptail,
that it can sense an obstacle stuck in the tailgate and open itself, give you
some warning beeps and await your next command. From it's auto mode which
adjusts the tailgate according to speed, to selectively holding the tailgate
in any position including closed and locked, the Droptail is a useful new
tool. Backing up a truck is challenging, you need all the tools at your
disposal, mirrors, rear window, wouldn't it be nice to open the tailgate as
you back up to see what's below eye level?
Simple to attach, and folds neatly next to the
bedrail of your truck, this automatic tailgate actuator will give you years of
trouble free service. Not much higher than an aftermarket air flow tailgates.
And try to pour a load of corn or dirt in your bed with a vented tailgate.
I have friends who always have
something in the bed and close their tailgate when pulling. The trucks I had on
the ranch that didnít have the bed tore up from dropping round bales in it, had
to haul corn or something so I couldnít use an air flow tailgate. When I was in
Vegas last month at the SEMA convention I saw this automatic tailgate
called Droptail. This tailgate has an electric cylinder that would automatically
open the tailgate when driving above 40 mph to be more aerodynamic. Then when
you stop it closed. That was in the auto mode. In manual mode you pushed a
button to lower the tailgate to back up to a trailer and pushed a button to
close it and lock it. I canít say itís not practical, who would have thought 10
years ago weíd have backup sensors, heated seats, mirrors and power adjustable
brake and gas pedals on trucks. This is the next feature for a well equipped
You don't need an aftermarket air flow tailgate
or those attractive belted strap tailgates. With the Droptail, you can close a
real tailgate or turn it into a spoiler and save fuel. Droptail uses your
factory tailgate and maintains factory load capacity.
or call 1-877-707-TAIL
for more details
Automatic Tailgate you can buy!
or Automatic Tailgate! How would you like to
remotely open your tailgate as you back up to a
gooseneck or fifth wheel trailer? This
new product, controls your present truck tailgate to decreases drag, improve
fuel mileage, and performance. In auto mode it will adjust for more air
flow, close your tailgate when you stop and lock it. You don't need one of those attractive
belted strap tailgates. With
DROPTAIL, you can push a button to close a
real tailgate without slamming it closed, or jerking it open.
back worth or your nails?