Dump Truck Tarps
We've put together some information to help you find the right tarp for your application, but if you have any questions please contact us and we'll be happy to help.
If you don't see what you need listed here, we can make you a custom tarp to fit your exact requirements in a variety of tarp materials, colors, and styles. Call (786)708-6662 to get a quick and easy custom tarp quote.
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What size tarp do I need?
You should use the following formulas when determining the tarp size for your truck:
Tarp width: Take the width of the tarp axle/roller and subtract 4 inches.
Tarp length: Take the length of your truck body and add 2 feet. The additional length allows the tarp to cover a heaped load.
Which tarp material do I need?
The type of tarp material you need comes down to your application use as well as your budget. The first question to ask yourself is if you need waterproof protection, or not.
Non-waterproof mesh tarps are the most common dump truck tarps and use an open weave mesh design. Mesh tarps are ideal for hauling gravel, sand, rocks, landscaping and agricultural debris, and any other use for which you do not need 100% weatherproof protection. There are several types of mesh truck tarps available to choose from, including:
- Economy black mesh - lighter weight, lower cost
- Heavy duty black mesh - sturdier and longer lasting
- Multi-mesh - made of multi-color strands, as strong as heavy duty black mesh but priced lower due to multiple colors
Waterproof vinyl tarps are made of solid vinyl and are designed to keep the contents of the dump body completely dry. Vinyl tarps are classified by the weight of the vinyl. The standard weight of vinyl truck tarps is 18oz. Vinyl tarps are ideal for hauling perishable items, such as grains and other food items, as well as fertilizers due to their waterproof and UV protective qualities. Vinyl truck tarps are also perfect (and sometimes required) for applications that require heat resistance, such as asphalt hauling.
What style of tarp do I need?
We offer several types of tarp styles for different hauling applications.
Standard tarps can be used with any of our front-to-back style electric or manual dump truck tarp systems.
Our landscape tarps are designed for use with any manual crank-and-pull style tarp system and are often used by the landscaping industry for the removal of debris.
We carry many styles of specialty tarps, including:
- Side roll tarp systems
- Cable tarp systems
- Side dump tarp systems
- Roll-off tarp systems
We can make any tarp custom to any specification. If you don't see what you need on our site, contact us today for a quote.
I don't see what I need.
Not a problem! We can make custom tarps to any specification. Front-to-back systems, manual systems, side roll, sliding cable systems, roll-off systems—we can do it all.
Contact us for a quote!