Though most dump trucks can manage the delivery of standard materials, not all of them have what it takes to accommodate stickier items. As such, whether you’re transporting clay, fertilizer, or coal fly ash, part of getting the job done effectively is ensuring your truck is adequately ready for the task. This is where Durapro bed liners make the optimal choice. Designed with more strength and tear resistance, these products can withstand more stress than the models that came before them—and do so with ease. Here are some of the mechanical properties of Durapro bed liners and the difference they make for your vehicle.
Elongation at Break
Elongation at break, also referred to as fracture strain, is the difference between an item’s starting length and the length that it ended up with when broken. This property determines an object’s ability to resist breakage or alteration in appearance when stretched rather than bent. In the case of the Durapro liner, this resistance is 200 percent, meaning that, once installed, it takes a great deal of stretching force to cause it to deform.
Overall compressive strength is also an essential mechanical property of Durapro bed liners. Similar to elongation at break, this measurement notes how much resistance to breakage a material has. However, instead of dealing with the strain of stretching, compression strength calculates the repelling nature of an item in response to a crushing force. This calculation determines how much weight a liner can withstand at maximum so that truck operators can understand how to avoid this limit. The Durapro can hold up to 2800 psi worth of pressure.
Coefficient of Friction
Then, lastly, the coefficient of friction is the amount of force necessary to pull two objects over one another. In this instance, it would mean the sliding capabilities of materials while they sit on the bed liner. Due to the slicker surface of the Durapro model, it offers a coefficient of 0.080—0.020 below the standard measurement of 1. This makes it easy to unload these materials and save time on deliveries.
Our Durapro dump truck body liners are among the strongest products we offer at Linings Inc. As a result of top-of-the-line testing and industrial science, these accessories can handle some of the toughest loads your truck can carry. For more information on this or any of our other liner models, give us a call.