Merlot’s Panel Tarp is unlike any other accordion style cable tarp system available on the market today. Operationally, every cable tarp system is virtually the same. Comparing the functional operation of a Mountain Tarp Tarp-N-Go to the Aero Crank-N-Go to the Cramaro Slide-N-Go to the Pulltarps Top Slider to the Merlot Panel Tarp will prove futile as all of the systems operate on the same premise. That is they utilize a series of cables, pulleys and support bows to transport the tarp back and forth along the length of the dump body or trailer. However, only the Merlot Panel Tarps patented “Panel” tarp design allows for quick and easy replacement of tarp panel(s) in the event of damage or wear. All other systems require the entire tarp be replaced at a much higher cost and time commitment. The Panel tarp comes standard with strong extruded aluminum bows, two piece nylon bow ends and ground level hand crank. An electric drive can be added for additional convenience.