This lift has been designed for utility and light commercial vehicles with flatbed or drop-sided bodywork. With a lifting capacity of 500 kgs, the lift provides a facility to load the rear of the vehicle over the lowered platform without having to unfold the platform, reducing the possibility of damaging the platform. It also has a much-reduced drag effect on drop-sided vehicles when travelling, due to the folded platform, and gives the vehicle better fuel economy than with a full depth platform.