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    Waht if anything are other depts using to lubricate your extension ladders?

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    We keep our ladders clean, and once a month during truck maintenance we get them out and extend or open the ladders. Have never had an issue as to needing to lubricate them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSNCAIN1 View Post
    Waht if anything are other depts using to lubricate your extension ladders?
    Dry lube like graphite, or waxing the rails. Do not use spray oil on anything other than maybe the dogs, or pulleys, and do not be excessive with the amount of oil used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSNCAIN1 View Post
    Waht if anything are other depts using to lubricate your extension ladders?
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    Actually, ours get cleaned monthly and we also haven't had any issue with them needing to be lubricated that I'm aware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Dry lube like graphite, or waxing the rails. Do not use spray oil on anything other than maybe the dogs, or pulleys, and do not be excessive with the amount of oil used.
    i agree. DON'T use the spray on oils...I would hope for obvious reasons
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    The Aerial ladder rail tracks should be lubricated by the shop whose has the responsibility for maintenance of the rig.

    All ground extension ladders should be kept cleaned and the tracks can be lubricated with paraffin wax to ensure good travel. The lock, dogs or pawls can be lubricated for light weight oil, using a squirt type oiler can and wiping off any leftover oil to keep from dripping.

    The rails, guides, which the ladder rides in and out on the truck can be waxed with a good automotive wax to help the ladder movement.
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