DHOLLANDIA has realized quantum leaps forward in the quality of finished product over the last decade. When DHOLLANDIA introduced Protection PLUS in 2007, this finish was right at the top of the average finish available in the tail lift industry. Some manufacturers offered zinc-phosphate plus powder coating. Other manufacturers offered epoxy KTL. But no one else offered the innovative technologies of 3-cation zinc-phosphate plus epoxy KTL plus polyester powder coating combined in one single finish process.
Today, DHOLLANDIA embraces a prime-quality ZINC-NICKEL plating finish for the smaller mechanical structures, articulation pins, couplings, bolts, etc… ZINC-NICKEL offers a much better corrosion protection than the technologies used so far, apart from other advantages such as improved hardness and reduced hydrogen embrittlement. Qualities that will prove to be extremely useful on specific tail lift components, such has the articulation pins. Current plans also include the zinc-nickel plating of hydraulic cylinders. Apart from the rise in build quality, the assembly of zinc-plated cylinders on hot-dip zinc plated lift frames will definitely lead to more color homogeneity, and improved aesthetical looks.