TARPGUY TALK

The goal of Tarpguy Talk blog is to provide tips and information specific to truck tarp systems and heavy duty tarps for covering dump trucks, dump trailers, roll-off trucks and open top containers. Check back often for more updates and new blog entries.

Accordion Style Cable Tarp Systems | The Big Picture

Accordion Style Cable Tarp Systems | The Big Picture

Accordion Style Cable Tarp Systems My first “real” exposure to the dump truck and dump trailer tarping industry was to install an accordion style, cable tarp system, specifically the Merlot Panel Tarp system.  I was sold!  What a great way to cover a dump truck or...

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Side Dump Roll Tarp Systems

Side Dump Roll Tarp Systems

Shur-Co, Ironside | Aero, SideKick 2 | Mountain Tarp, Smooth Roll | Roll-Rite, STS Side Dump Tarp Systems We here on the east coast don't get the opportunity to see too many side dump tarp systems in our neck of the woods.  Traveling through the midwest and western...

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Roll-Off Tarp Systems | Fully Automatic Auto Tarper

Roll-Off Tarp Systems | Fully Automatic Auto Tarper

Roll Tarps ROLL OFF TARPS SYSTEM -  I had to put that in bold caps as the roll off tarps system is the toughest, most heavy-duty tarping system manufactured. Also, Roll off tarps systems are pitted against the toughest environments every day and they are built to take...

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Truck Tarps |  Dump Truck Tarp Systems & Trailer Tarps

Truck Tarps | Dump Truck Tarp Systems & Trailer Tarps

Truck Tarps I really enjoy speaking with customers from all over the country about their truck tarps systems needs.  Whether they need a dump truck tarp system or trailer tarp system I always enjoy the conversations.  It’s so uplifting to learn about hard-working men...

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Industrial Dump Truck Tarp Systems‎

Industrial Dump Truck Tarp Systems‎

Industrial dump truck tarp systems ! I like the sound of that. Anytime the word “industrial” is added to a description, the item or piece of equipment immediately gains more respect.  It’s not just a dump truck tarp system it’s an “industrial” dump truck tarp system. ...

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Pull Tarp Truck Tarping Systems

Pull Tarp Truck Tarping Systems

Pull Tarp Systems Pull Tarp Style Tarp Systems -  Are a cool alternative to the more common flip tarp or swing arm tarp systems for dump trucks and trailers.  Why?  Well, the pull tarp is a very basic. It's  easy to use, and easy to install tarp system with fewer...

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Dump Trailer Tarp Systems

Dump Trailer Tarp Systems

Dump Trailer Tarp Systems come in all shapes and sizes.  End dumps, side dumps, walking floor and bottom dumps are just a few.  Likewise, the tarping systems that contain the loads hauled by these trailers come in a variety of styles, designs, functionality, and...

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Truck Tarp Covers  | Whats the best tarping solution for you?

Truck Tarp Covers | Whats the best tarping solution for you?

Truck Tarp Covers  ...Since I am the “Tarpguy” it seems appropriate to have at least a couple of blog posts discussing the actual “tarp” or “canvas” that covers and contains the load.  In a previous post, I suggested that the mechanics of the tarp system is the heart...

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Dump Truck Tarping Systems

Dump Truck Tarping Systems

Dump Truck Tarp Systems get no R.E.S.P.E.C.T! I have found that when I tell people that I sell dump truck tarp systems they tend to think of the “tarp” (the material) component of that description and not the “system” component.  The tarp gets all of the attention....

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Dump Truck Tarps

Dump Truck Tarps

Dump Truck Tarps Systems I just recently received a call asking me “what is a flip tarp?”  “Is that the same as a tarp system for a dump truck?”  Absolutely!  Like so many industries, we in the truck tarp industry use a lot of generic terms to describe our products. ...

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Truck Tarps | So, Exactly What Do You Do?

Truck Tarps | So, Exactly What Do You Do?

I Sell Heavy Duty Truck Tarps... Often when we meet somebody new, the question of “what do you do” (for a living) will generally come up at some point during the conversation. I have a variety of ways to describe my “job”, “business”, or “profession” but almost every...

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What is the best “tarp” for my application?

What is the best “tarp” for my application?

Truck Tarping Applications Truck Tarping Applications -One of the most common questions I am asked by my customers is "what tarp material is best for my truck".  What they really mean is what material is best for my application.  Generally speaking, there are three...

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Tarp Systems What Truck Tarp System Is Best ?

Tarp Systems What Truck Tarp System Is Best ?

Pioneer HR1500 Automatic Tarp System on a Roll-Off Truck Decisions, Decisions...What Tarp System to choose? Selecting a tarp system for your Dump Truck, Dump Trailer or Roll-Off Truck can be a difficult decision.  You desire the best load containment but also want...

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