Australian made coverage solutions

Queensland-based company Retractable Tarps has set a new standard of load coverage with its wind out hood tarp systems.

Designed to protect loads in rain, hail or shine, the Australian-made solution is a durable, flexible and essential addition to your heavy vehicle fleet.

The system can be controlled manually from ground level or via an electric drive, making it a user-friendly experience for operators.

Leveraging a carefully designed tensioned pulley setup, support bows and combing rails, the system quickly covers the load and secures it.

Retractable Tarps technical sales manager Chris Vitnell says the tarp material itself was customised to suit each client’s needs, with a range of options available.

“Particularly popular is our quarry spec mesh, which is specifically designed for dust suppression and quarry use,” Vitnell said.

“It’s a heavy-duty, mono-filament mesh and the dense weave catches and contains fine dust blown off the load during transit.

“The material is reinforced with high strength stitching, is extremely UV resistant and has a service life of four to five years.

“The durability is only enhanced with double reinforcement on all bow pockets, stainless hardware anchoring the tap to support bows and high strength material edging the tarps.”

Vitnell added Retractable Tarp’s waterproof PVC material was also popular, as was their high temperature hood tarps designed for hot mix asphalt applications.

The wind out hood systems also mean operators can cover the load using a remote or in cab switch, saving them from having to leave the truck cab to manually cover a load.

The electric solution improves site efficiencies and workplace health and safety, as it reduces employee exposure to dust-heavy environments.

The wind out hood systems are purpose-built, can come in complete kits or be retrofitted to existing infrastructure.

The systems are complemented by Retractable Tarp’s fast-selling hood tarp mesh kits, another industry standard-setting product. Vitnell added that these are another proudly Australian offering.

“They are produced at our Brisbane manufacturing facility,” he said. “We also have strong international partnerships and we are the Australian distributor of Roll Rite, a premium product with an ultra-durable hydraulic gearmotor widely used in the mining sector.

“These are the best performing arm kits on the market, designed to perfectly fit side tipper applications. Get in touch to find the best fit for your operations.”

The Retractable Tarps range of solutions includes wind out hood tarps, waterproof hood tarps, dual arm rollover systems, low profile single arm systems, single arm systems, alloy pull-out tarp units, budget single cable systems, electrical components, basic rollover systems, manual arm rollover systems, tower tarp systems, ute and box trailer tarps, pivot arm systems, drawbar covers, Quicksilver lining and Auto Glaze Liquid Crystal.

To find out more, please visit the company’s website at retractabletarps.com.au.

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