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Those in the logistics and transportation industry understand the need to have their fleet outfitted with protective rolldown doors that can either keep goods refrigerated to prevent spoilage, to keep them safely contained, and of course to keep loads properly secured from tampering or theft. Unfortunately, dry freight and refrigerated aluminium rollover doors do take damage from time to time, either from accidents or avoidable activities, or from gradual wear and tear as they are used. Keeping these doors in optimal condition requires a bit of careful attention, regular inspections and maintenance, and replacements as soon as they are needed. So, here are some components in your truck’s doors that you will need to keep a close eye on in this respect.
The Springs Most rollup doors make use of spring systems to make opening and closing it much easier for the operator, they also have a part to play in supporting and balancing the door. Should they become damaged it can make operating the door nearly impossible, and in some cases, even dangerous to use. So, keep a close eye on the springs and look for signs of stress, bending, cracks, rust or galvanic corrosion. Should there be any reason for concern, have them replaced as soon as possible to avoid further damages and the likelihood of injuries when operating the door.
Door rollers Dirt, grease, inadequate maintenance, accidents and misuse could cause the door’s rollers to become misshapen or bogged down, which often leads them to detach which can make the door’s operation particularly difficult. So, ensure to keep them clean and keep a close eye out for damages, having them replaced or repaired when the need arises.
The door tracks
The door tracks contribute to its seamless operation and safe usage, though this can be undermined when they become bent, worn or clogged with debris; essentially making them difficult and unsafe to use. Hinges are not always easy to fix when going the DIY route, so it is better and safer to have a pro look at it.
Make use of professional repair and maintenance services
With all of these components, it is important to avoid DIY when conducting repairs, replacements or maintenance. Not only do you run the risk of causing further damage to the doors, but also put yourself at risk of injury. It is far better to have a professional technician with experience behind their name have a look for you; as it will result in less fleet downtime and longer lasting doors.
Contact Tailifts South Africa today
For further information on how you can source Titan Doors for your fleet, contact a representative from Tailifts South Africa today, or visit our website for further information.