The QuickSilver dump truck bed liner is one of the leading products in dump truck performance technology. Designed specifically with your equipment’s needs in mind, these protective plastics work to prevent your truck bed from any haul-related damages. The QuickSilver liner is particularly effective at handling very hot or cold materials, resisting harsh impacts from abrasive objects, and even reducing the likelihood of dents and punctures. But, if that’s not enough to convince you of their durability and strength, these are some of the mechanical properties of QuickSilver bed liners and how they’re tested in manufacturing.
Hardness is the property that measures the amount of resistance a solid piece of material has when an attempt is made to deform it. It’s often measured by exuding a large downward force on an object to determine whether it will dent, tear, or give way. Once installed in the bed of a truck, the QuickSilver model measures at a hardness of 66—which falls closer to the higher end of the hardness scale. This is to ensure that the product is hard enough to resist impact from sharp items.
Tensile strength has more to do with the amount of tension present within the material when a force is acting on it. The more tension there is, the closer the item is to breaking. This property is tested at various different temperatures in order to accommodate the needs of different loads. QuickSilver liners are specifically tested at well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure they can handle hot materials like asphalt. At normal temperatures, they can handle up to 4400 psi of pressure, while at 150 degrees they can withstand 400 psi.
Another important mechanical property of QuickSilver bed liners to know about is their flexural strength. While tensile strength is the measure of the tension within the material as it bends, this factor is the maximum amount of force a material can withstand before it bends under the weight. It’s often key in determining what environmental conditions certain products can handle before they yield to the pressure and become damaged. For the QuickSilver, the ideal flexural strength measures at 3500 psi.
All the above mechanical properties are essential to producing a quality and effective liner. Whether it be our QuickSilver model or one of our heavier duty truck bed liners, we use these factors, among others, to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each item. It’s this constant testing, measuring, and improvement of our product lines that make Linings Inc. one of the best options for your dump truck performance needs.