- 30 years of trucking and tipping industry experience
- Excellent turnaround time on tarps kits and installs
- Good quality tarps from materials that last
- Range of materials & colours to suit your needs
- PVC for a more water proof application
- Tarps supplied in kit form (Australia Wide & Overseas)
- 12 month warranty on Tarp Product and Workmanship
- Affordable prices
Our all weather retractable tarp utilises the same twin cable design which is simpler in design and reduces ongoing maintenance costs.
The front shaft is a 304 stainless polished bar and is mounted on the std pillow bearing or our proprietary bearing with an extruded alloy cover incorporating a sail track groove for mounting the front of our tarps.
The rear pulley brackets are a unique design and fully enclosed so debris cannot penetrate and damage the bearings. They also guide the cable towards the pulley to ensure the cable doesn’t throw because of small pebbles.
Our shafts are driven by a v belt with a handle mounted on the front sheet that locks in 8 positions so our tarps can always be locked in a taught position.
The ribs are made from 20 x 20 SHS 1.6 wall thickness which provides adequate strength whilst light enough to not cause undue wear to the top alloy rails.
The ribs are curved to the edge of the body to stop any ponding of water. The all weather skid leaves the body at 60 degrees .This angle (being closer to vertical) encourages the tarp to fold out away from the body thus reducing wear and tear. The side drop is 160 mm covering most rails and also stops lower cable from damaging the body and paint.
The rib ends (skids) are cnc cut from our exclusive UHMWE sheet in a natural white colour that has UV additive for long life. This product provides a low friction quality on the top rail and cable holes whilst performing well to wear, these measures ensure the tarp operates smoothly with less effort required.
Operating cable height is 10 mm below top rail which also reduces tarp wear. The tarps are fabricated from 1 piece of fabric with pvc welded on our unique travelling head high frequency welder that can produce flawless welds up to 9 M long. Stitching is minimised to maintain weatherproofing but any stitching that needs to be done is performed on a twin needle machine with extra heavy UV stable threads.
Hems are folded twice with extra wear strip applied to underside proving a 3 layer edge which means they are extremely strong. This means the super strong hem is the only part of tarp that contacts the body to minimise wear and tear down the sides of our tarps.
Tarps are drawn in CAD and cut on a 11M x 4M computer operated plotter. A drawing file number is located behind top left corner of the Powertarp logo on the rear banner so we can reproduce your tarp with no delays in the event of a mishap.
We only use the heaviest premium quality ripstop pvc available from reputable suppliers so you have the best tarp available.
All weather tarps include a roll down rear flap to cover rear space as well as a straight drop curtain if the weather is fine.
We have available a silicone coated fabric that is designed for hot mix that is very strong and extremely durable under high temperature.
Let us know what sort of work you do and we can recommend the most suitable system.