Roll Up Door: Model 988

Model 988:

The Trac-Rite® 988 door is designed for commercial uses in everything from shipping docks and warehouses to car washes and auto body shops. Available in custom sizes from 11’W x 8’H to 16’W x 16’H in 1″ increments, the 988 features a 26-gauge, rigid-rib steel curtain that is durable, attractive, and requires little maintenance. The 988’s dead-axle design with torque tube assembly allows the door to operate with ease. Trac-Rite’s 988 door is the ideal choice for interior large door openings.

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Model 988WL (with Windlock System):

The 988WL earns high marks for strength. It’s ideal for a wide range of commercial uses. In addition, Trac-Rite’s windlock system provides maximum wind resistance for this model. As wind blows against the 988WL, the curtain’s windlocks engage with the door guide for a strong interlocking grip. This grip keeps the curtain securely in the guide.

Available in custom sizes from 11’W x 8’H to 16’W x 16’H in 1″ increments, the 988WL features a 26-gauge, rigid-rib steel curtain that is durable, attractive, and requires little maintenance. The 988WL’s dead-axle design with torque-tube assembly allows the door to operate with ease.

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  • Applications
    Model 988 Doors are great for:
    • • Shipping Docks
    • • Warehouses
    • • Post Frame Buildings
    • • Auto Body Shops
    • • Machine Shops
    • • Fabric Span Structures
    • • Agricultural Buildings
    • • High Eave Structures
    Model 988WL Doors are great for:
    • • Shipping Docks
    • • Warehouses
    • • Post Frame Buildings
    • • Auto Body Shops
    • • Machine Shops
    • • Fabric Span Structures
    • • Agricultural Buildings
    • • High Eave Structures

    NOTE: Doors should not be used in applications that require fire rated or explosion proof doors. Heavy industrial and complex HVAC System (high negative or positive pressure) applications should also be avoided.

  • Specifications
  • Wind Load Ratings
  • Installation
  • Measuring Tips
  • Accessories
Model 988 Doors are great for:
  • • Shipping Docks
  • • Warehouses
  • • Post Frame Buildings
  • • Auto Body Shops
  • • Machine Shops
  • • Fabric Span Structures
  • • Agricultural Buildings
  • • High Eave Structures
Model 988WL Doors are great for:
  • • Shipping Docks
  • • Warehouses
  • • Post Frame Buildings
  • • Auto Body Shops
  • • Machine Shops
  • • Fabric Span Structures
  • • Agricultural Buildings
  • • High Eave Structures

NOTE: Doors should not be used in applications that require fire rated or explosion proof doors. Heavy industrial and complex HVAC System (high negative or positive pressure) applications should also be avoided.

Model 988: (scroll down to see 988WL specifications)

Design Type
• Dead axle design with torque-tube assembly. Rotates on a fixed axle during operation.
Torque-Tube Assembly
• Axle is high-yield structural tubing with 1-5/16" outside diameter. Drums are 12" diameter spiral x 1-1/2" wide, 16-gauge, zinc-coated steel with grease-filled ball bearings mounted in the center of the drum to promote smooth operation. EP3 springs are helical torsion, oil tempered, and coated to halt corrosion and increase life. Axle, drums, and springs are enclosed in a 26-gauge galvanized spiral tube to provide even curtain support.
Curtain
• Roll-formed sections, factory seamed from 26-gauge, Grade 80 galvanized steel. Siliconized polyester finish in eleven standard colors. Full-length 2" felt tape for smooth rolling and reduced marring.
Bottom Assembly
• Zinc-coated steel bottom angle mounted to corrosion-resistant aluminum extrusion with stainless steel bolts. TPE bulb-style astragal also included.
Brackets
• Universal mounting brackets are interchangeable for mounting on the left or right side. 10-gauge, cold-formed, galvanized steel, embossed for added strength.
Saddle with Tensioner
• Easily adjustable one-piece saddle accepts 1-5/16" diameter axle. Double cams lock the axle in position and maintain tension on the springs.
Guides
• 16-gauge, zinc-coated, 2-3/4" deep. Featuring polypropylene guide runners to assure smooth operation and prevent steel-on-steel contact.
Chain Hoist
• 8:1 reduced-drive. Mounts directly to the axle on either the left or right side.
Interior Lock
• 12-gauge, zinc-coated steel slide bolt engages a lock strike attached to the side guide. Two locks per door fasten to the bottom assembly and are suitable for padlocking.
Mounting Fasteners
• Steel or wood fasteners included. For masonry openings, mounting clips and anchoring system are sold separately.
Door Stop
• 12-gauge, zinc-coated, L-shaped door stops. Mounts to guides.
Note: Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

NOTE: Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Model 988WL:

Design Type
• Dead axle design with torque-tube assembly. Rotates on a fixed axle during operation.
Torque-Tube Assembly
• Axle is high-yield structural tubing with 1-5/16" outside diameter. Drums are 12" diameter spiral x 1-1/2" wide, 16-gauge, zinc-coated steel with grease-filled ball bearings mounted in the center of the drum to promote smooth operation. EP3 springs are helical torsion, oil tempered, and coated to halt corrosion and increase life. Axle, drums, and springs are enclosed in a 26-gauge galvanized spiral tube to provide even curtain support.
Curtain
• Roll-formed sections, factory seamed from 26-gauge, Grade 80 galvanized steel. Siliconized polyester finish in eleven standard colors. Full-length 2" felt tape for smooth rolling and reduced marring.
Bottom Assembly
• Zinc-coated steel bottom angle mounted to corrosion-resistant aluminum extrusion with stainless steel bolts. TPE bulb-style astragal also included.
Brackets
• Universal mounting brackets are interchangeable for mounting on the left or right side. 10-gauge, cold-formed, galvanized steel, embossed for added strength.
Saddle with Tensioner
• Easily adjustable one-piece saddle accepts 1-5/16" diameter axle. Double cams lock the axle in position and maintain tension on the springs.
Guides
• 16-gauge, zinc-coated, 2-3/4" deep. Featuring polypropylene guide runners to assure smooth operation and prevent steel-on-steel contact.
Curtain Windlocks
• 10-gauge, zinc-coated steel, secured to door with two 3/16" rivets.
Windlock Bar
• Galvanized 12-gauge with holes for fastening to jamb every four inches. Placed inside the guide.
Chain Hoist
• 8:1 reduced-drive. Mounts directly to the axle on either the left or right side.
Interior Lock
• 12-gauge, zinc-coated steel slide bolt engages a lock strike attached to the side guide. Two locks per door fasten to the bottom assembly and are suitable for padlocking.
Mounting Fasteners
• Steel or wood fasteners included. For masonry openings, mounting clips and anchoring system are sold separately.
Door Stop
• 12-gauge, zinc-coated, L-shaped door stops. Mounts to guides.

NOTE: Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Model 988WL Door:

WidthPSF Rating
11'0"32.0 / 134
12'0"29.0 / 128
13'0"24.0 / 117
14'0"24.0 / 117
15'0"21.0 / 110
16'0"21.0 / 109

Model 988:

After reviewing the complete installation instructions, you will find that Trac-Rite 988 doors are easy to install!

Installation Outline

  1. Attach door brackets to header.
  2. Attach chain hoist and tensioning device.
  3. Hoist door in place and attach door to brackets.
  4. Attach guides, tension the door, cut bands, and install door stops.

You’re now ready to use your Trac-Rite 988 door!

Model 988WL:

After reviewing the complete installation instructions, you will find that Trac-Rite 988WL doors are easy to install!

Installation Outline

  1. Attach door brackets to header.
  2. Attach chain hoist and tensioning device.
  3. Hoist door in place and attach door to brackets.
  4. Attach guides, tension the door, cut bands, and install door stops. 

You’re now ready to use your Trac-Rite 988WL door!

Step 1: Measure Framed Opening

Measure your framed opening. Doors are custom made to 1″ increments in both width and height.

FOR EXAMPLE: If your framed opening is 7’6″ wide and 8’0″ high, you would order a 7’6″W x 8’0″H (width first, height second) door. A = Width B = Height

Step 2: Measure Mounting Surfaces

Measure the mounting surface areas. NOTE: all mounting surfaces must be flush.

Minimum Mounting Surface Areas:
944 Door 944 944WL
Brackets
C = Width 4″ 5″
D = Height 7 1/2″ 6 1/2″
Guides
E = Width 2″ (4″ masonry) 3″ (5″ masonry)
955 Door 955 955WL
Brackets
C = Width 5″ 5″
D = Height 13″ 13″
Guides
E = Width 3″ (5″ masonry) 3″ (5″ masonry)
988 Door 988 988WL
Brackets
C = Width 7 1/2″ 7 1/2″
D = Height 13″ 13″
Guides
E = Width 3″ (5″ masonry) 3″ (5″ masonry)

Step 3: Measure Door Clearance

Measure the door clearance. NOTE: Insulated doors require an additional 1″ of back room and head room.

Minimum Clearance:
944 Door 944 944WL
F = Back Room 18″ 19″
G = Head Room 15″
(16″ for doors 7’1″+)
15″
(16″ for doors 7’1″+)
H = Side Room 4″ 5″
H = Chain Hoist 9″ 9″
955 Door 955 955WL
F = Back Room 19″
(20″ for doors 9’6″+)
20″
(21″ for doors 9’6″+)
G = Head Room 21″
(22″ for doors 9’6″+)
22″
(23″ for doors 9’6″+)
H = Side Room 5″ 5″
H = Chain Hoist 9″ 9″
H = Motor Operator 22″ 22″
988 Door 988 988WL
F = Back Room 20″ 21″
G = Head Room 22″ 23″
H = Side Room 7 1/2″ 7 1/2″
(includes standard Chain Hoist)
H = Motor Operator 22″ 22″

Step 4: Select Door Model

Choose Model 944, 944WL, 955, 955WL, 988, or 988WL from the Door Model Selection Chart. If you are unsure of the best choice for your particular application, consider how your door will be used. The Model 944 is ideal for residential and light-duty needs. The Model 955 has heavier springs, brackets, bearings, drums, and guides, while the Model 988 offers the largest door dimensions. The “WL” models may be needed when building codes require a specific PSF rating.

Step 5: Order Your Door

Once you have completed the four preliminary steps for determining your needs, you are ready to order your door. *Trac-Rite strongly suggests contacting your local building inspector before placing an online order. The inspector will be aware of any wind load requirements for your area. Should you require certain wind loads, please contact Trac-Rite at 1-800-448-8979 to place your door order. Our Website is not able to accommodate specific wind load requirements.

Jamb Brush Seal
Jamb Brush Seal optional
Description: Weather strip fabricated from black polypropylene filament brush in a mill finish aluminum extrusion. Attaches to side jamb.
Application: Designed to eliminate air infiltration. Recommended for use in wide-open spaces, dusty weather conditions, and with the insulation accessory.
Header Draft Stop (Field Installed)
Header Draft Stop (Field Installed) optional
Description: 4" wide, consists of a 1" rigid PVC® strip and 3" flexible TPE section. Attaches to the header.
Application: Designed to seal the top of the door to eliminate air infiltration. Recommended for use in wide-open spaces, dusty weather conditions, and with the insulation accessory.
SpaceGuard Exterior Latch
SpaceGuard Exterior Latch optional
Description: Cast zinc alloy with black nickel finish. Latch slide has magnetic properties for use with security system switches. Designed to accommodate two padlocks up to 7/16" shank. Accommodates Trac-Rite's optional SpaceGuard Cylinder Lock, which features an easy over-lock system. The cylinder lock does not penetrate the door.
Application: Provides secure exterior locking capabilities to a single entrance.
Interior Lock
Interior Lock standard
Description: 12-gauge, zinc-coated steel slide bolt engages a lock strike attached to the side guide. Two locks per door fasten to the bottom assembly and are suitable for padlocking.
Application: Recommended where interior access is needed, for example, counter shutter applications.
SpaceGuard Cylinder Lock
SpaceGuard Cylinder Lock optional
Description: Removable security cylinder features easy over-lock capability and protection from bolt cutters. Each cylinder lock comes with three coded keys.
Application: Provides added security, especially for unfenced areas.
Sill Plate
Sill Plate optional
Description: Formed from heavy 20 gauge G90 galvanized steel, the sill plate provides years of protection against wear, standing up to foot and vehicle traffic. Available in sizes from 5’ to 10’ in 1’ increments. Sill plates must be trimmed with a hacksaw or angle grinder to achieve a custom fit.
Application: Provides additional protection against water intrusion and wear on the door opening sill. Ideal for structures with wood floors.
Hood (Available in Iced White only) optional
Description: Covers the door nest. Available in Iced White only.
Application: Keeps the door nest clean, protects the mechanisms from weather, and is aesthetically pleasing.
Insulation (Factory Installed)
Insulation (Factory Installed) optional
Description: Double bubble foil reflective insulation with an extra layer of polyurethane coating on the front side for durability.
Application: Helps maintain desired temperature in heated building applications. Header draft stop and jamb brush seals are recommended with insulated doors.
Narrow Jamb Bracket Plates optional
Description: Dimensions 5" x 5-5/8"
Application: Increases jamb mounting surface width when necessary.
Reverse Rolled Curtain optional
Description: A reverse rolled door is one that coils above the exterior of the door opening rather than the interior of the building. Click here to see examples: [Reverse Rolled Door Examples]. The link opens a new window, which you may close to return to this page.
Application: Use when exterior mounting is necessary due to lack of available head room for interior mounting. A hood may be necessary with this option.
8:1 Reduced-Drive Chain Hoist
8:1 Reduced-Drive Chain Hoist standard
Description: Uses a chain and a two-sprocket arrangement to make the door much easier to lift. Mounts on either side of the door. Chain keeper provided.
Application: When opening large, heavy doors, this chain hoist fits the bill. With one pull, the door opens 1/8 of a revolution. This allows for controlled easy opening. Additionally, this hoist allows tall doors to open completely with little effort.
Medium-Duty Motor Operator
Medium-Duty Motor Operator optional
Description: 1/2" horsepower, medium-duty operator. Wall mounted, this operator drives a sprocket mounted on the shaft extension connected to the axle.
Application: Offers one-touch opening with several accessory options and has remote control capabilities. Ideal for extended operation (up to 12 cycles per hour).