The control is a separate push button that can be moved to a convenient point on the platform. The cylinder actuator is either mounted under the platform for units with at least 8-in. lowered heights or on the side of the platform for lower units. Platform working space is never compromised. Truck bed deflection is automatically compensated for in the fully deployed position with a bridge float hydraulic circuit. Solid steel bridges up to 48-in. long can be used with this option.