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Your dump truck bed liner can handle harsh loads. However, they’re still susceptible to damage. Read this guide on how to identify when it’s time to replace your bed liner. This will help you understand the signs of trouble!
Purpose of Dump Truck Bed Liner
Dump truck bed liners are protective layers that prevent damage to dump truck beds. Installing a liner reduces material stickiness, corrosion, and equipment damage. Heavy-duty bed liners allow material to easily glide off the dump truck, making hauling operations more efficient. And with lightweight durability, bed liners offer better resistance to abrasives, corrosion, and chemicals than their steel or aluminum liner counterparts.
Identifying Signs of Trouble
To identify when it’s time to replace your bed liner, you must first recognize a few signs of trouble. For starters, material caught under the liner will cause wear and tear, leading to damage and holes. Asphalt emulsion build-up will prevent loads from easily releasing from the dump truck bed. And improper loading of hot materials can cause liner buckling. If you notice excessive damage or buildup on your liner, it’s time to replace your unit. However, if you catch issues early, you can prevent further damage and continue to use your bed liner.
Preventative Maintenance Tips
After reviewing signs of trouble, you may wonder what are some ways to prevent damage to your dump truck bed liner. Fortunately, we have some preventative maintenance tips that can help you!
- Always remove trapped material under leading edge protector. If your liner can’t expand freely, it’s likely due to lodged material, and removing it will prevent buckling.
- Understand the types of loads your bed liner can handle. Not all ed liners can handle the same loads, and hauling the wrong material can damage the liner. For instance, the Haulk Liner can only handle material up to 180 Fahrenheit, so hot asphalt will damage it.
- Perform frequent inspections. Inspections can prolong the lifespan of your liner as you can correct improper hauling practices. Checking for trapped material, wear and tear to liners, and minor damage will help you catch problems early.
- Clean your dump truck bed liner. Material buildup can make it difficult to dump loads, so washing your bed liner after a hauling job will remove debris.
Here at Linings, we take pride in providing you with the best dump truck bed liners. And we want you to get the most out of your products, so following our guides will help you maintain your liner. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
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