Industrial Equipment and Supplies: The Right Choices for Your Industry

Whether you own a restaurant, a drilling rig, a contracting company or any other types of company, you may have to buy or hire industrial equipment and supplies. However, the best equipment and supplies vary based on your industry. Hi, my name is Joe, and as a jack of all trades, I have worked in countless industries. As I am the type of person to notice everything, I have picked up a lot over the years. In this blog, I am going to share that wealth of knowledge with you. Here, I am going to discuss how to pick the best industrial equipment for your industry and help you make tough decisions about repairs, buying-versus-hiring and much more. I hope you enjoy my blog, and I'm glad you found it.

3 Things to Avoid When Picking Out a Lift Gate


Trucks are great to have; they can carry heavy loads around and more. Because of this you need to have the right tailgate for the truck you have. There are also a lot of other things that you should take into consideration when it comes to picking out the right tailgate. Below are the top things that you should avoid when picking the tailgate out.

A Lift Gate Incompatible With the Height of the Truck

This issue happens more times than you care to know; it is where you get a lift gate that is meant to be a tuck away one and the truck you are putting it on doesn't have a bed that is loaded enough to handle it. This means that the clearance of the height is not enough for the gate to even go on. When it comes to this issue you need to focus on the laden and the un-laden of the tail gate. Laden is the height of the bad when it is fully loaded and un-laden if the height of the bed when it is completely empty.

Lack of Weight Capacity Requirements

This is very important; obviously you always want the best as well as the most out of your truck, so under-specifying the capacity of the weight can lead to a lot of problems. In fact it is the direct result to the lift gate not lasting as long as it could. Consider what all will be in the bed of the truck to max it out; the weight of the items and the containers of the items, the weight of the device used for loading it all and unloading it all, and the weight of the driver and or other passengers as well.

Not Enough Platform Depth

This issue is similar to not measuring the weight correctly; the type of lift gate used determines how you can use it and what it can hold. For example a tuck away lift gate may be cheaper in cost but you limit yourself to what you can carry and the overall amount. If more of a platform depth is needed such as forty inches or so a lift gate like this won't work, there will not be enough space but it will still be able to handle the weight. A rail style lift gate is the best kind to go with, the platform can fold and it can go up to eighty-four inches in depth.


26 June 2015