The use in recent years of “liquid” calcium or magnesium chloride for highway de-icing has posed major problems for vehicle equipment manufactures. Runway style lifts are especially vulnerable to rust and corrosion.
Despite the fact the every platform style TLS lift undergoes a thorough “double bake” powder coat finish, corrosion can begin inside an unpainted tube, channels or weld seams. Jacking beam jacks have been a particular problem.
TLS explored all options and decided that “KROWN” RUSTPROOFING offered the best product for this application. “KROWN” is used in the assembly plants at Volvo Truck, International and Mack while the vehicles are on the assembly line.
Although this process ads extra labour and material costs it greatly extends the life of the lift and reduces maintenance costs. TLS strives to optimize the cycle life of every lift by using premium components. All of this is enhanced with the “KROWN” rustproofing protection.
TLS believes so strongly in this process that it warranties the structural components of every platform lift for five (5) years (parts only). For further information place call 877-799-LIFT.
For more information, please read TLS News – KROWN Rust Protection announcement.