When dealing with heavy machinery and unwieldy items, a liftgate connected to your trailer is a necessity. Using a liftgate helps to reduce the stress of lifting large equipment and can prevent injuries of excess strain on the back or muscles.
While a liftgate is designed to withstand a great amount of force, it is not infallible and needs to be properly maintained and managed.
Here are some tips to make sure that your trailer liftgate can continue the heavy lifting now and in the future.
Keep the Liftgate Safe
For the liftgate to continue servicing you in the long run, it must be used properly. When loading up the liftgate, make sure that the items you place on it do not exceed the maximum weight the liftgate can support.
The measures noted on the liftgate of your trailer have been tested to make sure the liftgate can operate smoothly and safely and going over these values can damage the mechanism. It is also important for any objects on the liftgate to be even so that uneven strain is not placed on the system.
Keep Yourself Safe
Working with a liftgate and the items it transports can result in some nasty injuries if one is not careful. To avoid any dangerous incidents, make sure to take caution when operating a liftgate on a trailer.
Do not walk beneath the liftgate, lie under it, or otherwise put yourself at risk in the rare case of a malfunction. Considering the size and weight of the objects the liftgate works with, there is always a need to be cautious and conscientious.
Keep Your Items Safe
When you use a liftgate, you want the items you are carrying to be untouched and intact. To ensure this, the liftgate needs to be operating correctly or else your properties can be damaged.
If the liftgate is missing any parts or has significant issues, stop using it and have a professional fix it before any more usage. Even if there are some odd noises coming from the liftgate, have someone look at your machine before lifting any other items.
Proper Liftgate Repair
Your liftgate is an essential piece of industrial work, and it must be running at perfect capacity in order to ensure the safety of you, your items, and the liftgate itself.
At Domer’s, we have professionals that are fully trained to handle any needs your trailer or liftgate night have.
And with a wealth of other services and a state-of-the-art machine shop at our disposal, we are well equipped to handle any problem you come across.