Looking around you’ll see the use of gas struts in many differing applications. Most common are the struts that hold up the bonnet, boot, tailgate and hatchback on your car . Then there’s the application in a majority of recreation vehicles, caravans, trailers and boats. You’ll also find struts being used in the home, being applied to items such as sewing machine cabinets, overhead cupboards and toolboxes.
When gas struts fail, they can be dangerous as they will no longer perform the job that they’ve been designed to do. As an example you’d appreciate how annoying it would be if your strut holding up the tail gate of your car kept falling down on you while you’re loading the shopping or trying to get a stroller into the car. If you own a pop-top caravan, you may have noticed that it is getting harder to lift the roof or your bed won’t stay up. Your struts need attention!
Horse Floats, Pantechs, Earthmoving Equipment and Agricultural Equipment all use gas struts, also know as gas springs or gas lifts, extensively and all are prone to failure. The problem is easily solved so don’t put up with it any longer!