Here you can find some helpful tips for our Truck Bodies. Need more advice or help give us a call at 800-330-1229. You can also find more helpful articles on our Blog.
Van Maintenance Tips
Add extra shelves or racks to your Van to keep your employees organized so can service more customers per day. – Mike Wool
Check the alignment of body spacers and/or filler strips and tighten body mounting U-bolts upon initial delivery, after 30, 60 and 90 days of operation and every 15,000 miles ( and at least once per year) thereafter. – Mike Wool
DO NOT operate a vehicle with the door in the open position as this will place additional load on door track and roller assemblies and could possibly damage the door & void the warranty. – Mike Wool
Liftgate Maintenance Tips
Check regularly for fluid leaks from the cylinder, hoses, and all fittings. –Mike Wool
Check the oil level in the reservoir. –Mike Wool
Lubricate the lift chains and pivot points with clean, high quality, nondetergent, petroleum-based oil DOT NOT USE GREASE. –Mike Wool
Truck Mounted Crane Tips
Operators need to ensure all parts of crane have been checked and they are in good working condition before attempting any lifts. By identifying these issues before a lift, you can prevent damage from occurring and avoid accidents. –Mike Wool
Inspect crane for leaks, make sure to include the hoses. Check the wire rope for frays or kinks that could pose a potential problem, and look for hazards caused by defects in equipment due to wear and tear. –Mike Wool
Crane operators should understand their load and never perform a lift when they cannot see their load – Operators should be accomplished at understanding how much they are lifting. –Mike Wool
Year Long Tips
By cleaning your battery connections to your switches & motors on you dump bodies, lift gates & cranes will keep you from have an expensive break down in the field.
The growing season is here. Are your truck and body ready to make money? Things to check: Have you serviced your dump body, does it go up and down? Are there any leaks in the hyd’s, is your fluid level correct? Have you greased your grease fittings on all your moving parts? Is your tarp in good shape? Does your body need and repairs or patchwork? If you need our help please call or bring in so you are not down when you should be making money.
Make sure to keep your hoist and rear hinges greased on your dump body to keep in optimal performance. -Mike Wool
During the rainy summer months you want to check your Tarp, and Tarp Rollers regularly for wear, tear, or rust. –Mike Wool
Spring is right around the corner and so is the grass growing season now is the time to make sure you have greased all your dump body grease zirks so your dump body works when it is needed.
Landscape business will be slowing down soon and you may not be dumping your dump body as often by raising your bed a few inches at end of day this will let any water drain out so it doesn’t rust out your floor.