Solutions To Frequent Mistakes When Measuring Specs On A Truck Lift Gate
While measuring the specs for a Truck Lift Gate is not necessarily the hardest thing in the world to accomplish, there are some mistakes that are quite common to those who are generally unfamiliar with the process. Here are descriptions of the issues with their individual solutions.
* Insufficient room on the bottom when the lift gate is installed is due to not correctly measuring both the laden and unladen bed height. The laden height refers to the height of the bed when it is fully loaded. This will cause the suspension in the rear to lower. The unladen height refers to the height of the bed when it is completely unloaded. If unsure about how to properly take these measurements, the manufacturer of the truck will have both the laden and unladen spec numbers.
* The Truck Lift Gate is not strong enough to lift the load. This results from incorrectly estimating the maximum load that the lift gate will have to lift. Many newbies will forget to factor items that are in addition to the product load, such as the weight of any equipment that needs to be lifted and the weight of the driver or other workers.
* The load is just to big in size to be properly lifted by the gate. This problem comes when whoever is taking the specs is looking strictly at weight requirements and failing to also look at the measurement requirements. This can result in a lift gate that can handle the weight but does not possess enough size to lift the load. This can result in a serious safety hazard.
* The loads tend to be unsteady when lowered to the ground. This is from failing to take the surface of the ground into account. Not all terrain is leveled the same and many cities have extreme instances of steep hills. It is this uneven ground that must be considered when installing a lift gate.
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