Contact: Jim Stephens     |     Phone#: (727) 452-0174     |     eMail: parts @ ahtliftgates.com

Servicing the AHT Tailgate Loader
(Report any defects to your supervisor immediately)

DAILY INSPECTION:

  • Check all bolts and washers for tightness
  • Check for leaks, under the vehicle, and in the hydraulic system
  • Check the platform lock for operating properly
  • Check the switches, UP, DOWN, OPEN & CLOSE for proper operation
  • Check the hydraulic oil level, if leaks are apparent

MONTHLY INSPECTION:

  • Pressure wash unit, being careful not to pressure wash inside the power pack
  • Check all bolts and washers for tightness
  • Check all welds for cracks and repair if necessary
  • Lubricate all grease fittings (12 fittings)
  • Replace any worn or broken parts
  • Check the lifting and lowering speed (Be sure it is safe)
  • Check the oil level, and add if necessary (Do not overfill)

    Procedure for Checking Oil Level:

    • Platform must be on the ground and tilted down to properly check reservoir level
    • Remove power pack cover and the black filler cap. The dipstick is on the filler cap. Oil level must be kept between the lines on the dipstick at a minimum. (Always leave at least 1” of space in reservoir. Replace the dipstick and power pack cover.

ANNUAL INSPECTION:

  • Check all electrical cables for chafing or breaking, repair if necessary
  • Check all hydraulic lines for leaks, cracks or chafing, repair if necessary
  • Drain the hydraulic reservoir; clean the filter and the reservoir
  • Fill reservoir with a good, clean grade of hydraulic oil, ie: Fuchs Renolin AW 22
  • Check the lifting capacity (Consult the data plate for correct capacity of this unit)
  • Check all safety devices (Flags, Roll stops, Edge Guards, etc.) for proper operation
  • Check the wear plates and/or rollers and replace, if necessary
  • Check all electrical connections for corrosion and tightness. Repair if necessary
  • We recommend Fuchs Renolin AW 22 hydraulic oil
  • Note: Depending on frequency and usage the hydraulic hoses should be changed after three years of usage.
    • Clean hydraulic oil guarantees trouble free operation.
    • The hydraulic oil should be changed once a year to give the unit longer life.

 

The following oils, or their equivalent, may be used:
TEXACO-HD 22, HD AZ 22,
SHELL-TELLUS 22,
MOBIL-DTE 22
VALVOLINE-HD 22, AW 22

 

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