Truck & Trailer Classification
Articulated Truck

Articulated Truck

Class 9
Haul Truck | 53,000 pounds (24,040kg) +


Articulated (Off-Highway) dump trucks are heavy construction equipment and share little resemblance to highway dump trucks. Bigger off-highway dump trucks are used strictly off-road for mining and heavy dirt hauling jobs. There are two primary forms: rigid frame and articulating frame. The term “dump” truck is not generally used by the mining industry, or by the manufacturers that build these machines. The more appropriate U.S. term for this strictly off road vehicle is “haul truck” and the equivalent European term is “dumper”.

  • Class 9 Weight Limit: 53,000 pounds
Recommended for Class 9 Articulated Truck
Super Shield 9500E System

SuperShield™ 9500E System

This is the strongest, most durable Automatic Tarp System available in the industry. The fully-welded 12 gauge steel construction offers the best protection from falling debris. Designed for longer applications up to 40 feet. Includes a black powder-coated finish and a 1.3 HP electric motor with a 5 year warranty. Includes: Tarp Roller Tube, Housing, Arm Pivots, 1.3 HP Electric Motor, 12 Volt Switch Kit

Starting Price: $3193

X-Pando Automatic System

X-Pando™ (Automatic) System

The X-Pando automatic tarp system holds up to 30′ of tarp and features protective housing that adjusts to fit any truck width from 78” to 100”. This EZ-Fit System is able to slide and expand to fit your exact truck body specifications, simply slide each side of the galvanized steel housing to the desired position and secure. A 1.3HP motor and in-cab 12V smart switch are included for electric tarp operation.

Starting Price: $2222

Open 9000e System

Steel Protector +™ (Automatic) System

The Steel Protector +™ Automatic Tarp System is designed for longer applications that require some protection from falling debris. The Steel Protector+ holds 28′ of tarp and works with all types of dump truck bodies. Includes steel bolt-in spring shaft anchor and mounting brackets. Includes: Tarp Roller Tube, System Housing, Arm Pivots, 1.3 HP Electric Motor, Smart Switch Kit

Starting Price: $2227

Frequently asked questions

1. Can I install this Pulltarps Tarping System myself or do I need to bring it to a Service Center?
If you need to have a Tarping System installed and don’t have the ability to do it on your own, you can use our Locate A Service Center page locate an approved Service Center in your area. We also provide detailed instructions and hotline telephone technical support so you can install the systems yourself or have your local truck repair or welding shop do it for you.

2. How hard is it to install a Tarping System?
That depends on your technical and mechanical abilities. Hard to install may have a different meaning for different people. Although there is nothing that is terribly complex about our tarping systems, we supply easy to follow instructions. We have found that most people who have difficulty installing the system did not read the instructions until they had a problem. Normally our systems take only a few hours to install.