By following these best practices to extend the lives of your dump truck liners, you can minimize the risk of damaging the liner material. These suggestions are great for all dump truck operators, including you! Don’t forget to implement this advice.
After every hauling job, inspect the dump truck bed liner. Doing so allows you to understand the status of the liner and pinpoint issues. For example, if you see a hole in the liner or notice scratches, you can undergo preventative maintenance that resolves the problem. After all, fixing a small hole is better than replacing a liner with major wear and tear that has accumulated over time due to neglect.
The quickest way to shorten your bed liner’s lifespan is to load materials that the liner can’t handle. For instance, the Haulk liner can exclusively handle loads up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning you can’t load hot asphalt on the truck bed. Always read the liner’s manual and only load permitted materials. This will keep you and the bed liner safe during hauling projects.
Understanding the signs of trouble is a good practice to extend the life of your dump truck liners. If you notice your liner not expanding freely or see noticeable wear and tear, there may be an underlying problem. In many cases, trapped materials or a part of the liner trapped under the leading edge protector is the root of the issue. Pay attention to the liner and don’t dismiss “minor” mishaps because they can lead to bigger problems.
You can prevent debris buildup by cleaning the bed liner periodically. Sweeping away loose debris and power washing the liner ensures a clean truck bed. Frequent cleaning is an essential part of prolonging the lifespan of all heavy equipment, including liners. Create a washing schedule and thoroughly clean the truck bed to maintain the liner material.
Efficiently load and unload material with a heavy-duty bed liner. The Haulk is our strongest liner, and an awesome option for you to consider. It can handle aggressive load applications like holding pig iron, bottom ash, and auto fluff. However, if you need a different liner, no problem! Linings has a quality selection of dump truck liners perfect for your truck bed. If you have any questions, contact us today.