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What Sets Pulltarps Tarp Systems Apart from the Competition?

By Pulltarps Mfg | March 10, 2020

Pulltarps Truck and Trailer Tarp Systems

Pulltarps leads the competition when it comes to product quality and durability. We manufacture our products in USA, and we ensure high standards with every tarp and tarp system we make. Our SuperShield Automatic Tarping Systems are the number one selling system because you can deploy the tarp and cover the load from inside the cab; this is safer, quicker and lets you get through more loads per day.

Quality & Durability – Pulltarps Systems Last Years on the Road

Pulltarps manufactures Simply the Best semi-automatic and automatic tarping systems. Our 12 gauge steel construction offers the best protection from falling debris and keeps your system operating for years down the road. Pulltarps systems are powder-coated to resist corrosion and include steel bolt-in spring shaft anchors and mounting brackets.

Safety – Pulltarps is a Division of Safe Fleet

Safe Fleet and Pulltarps are committed to safety on the road. We promote a safe work environment for our employees while also making products that keep everyone safe while driving. Many state laws mandate the use of tarp systems because of injuries people sustained from debris flying out the back of a truck. We invented the pull tarp system to be an easy solution to this issue. Our pull tarp systems are fast and easy to deploy, and our automatic systems keep drivers in the cab, which reduces work-related injuries.

Made in California – Dependable, American Tarping Company

Pulltarps systems are manufactured, sold and shipped from southern California. Our customer service department works with each customer to ensure the correct fit for your use. You can be assured that each part is the same and that quality is held to a high standard with Pulltarps.

If you are unfamiliar with which tarping system you are leaning towards, consult the Pulltarps Automatic System Overview Page and the Semi-Automatic System Over Page to see the options.

You can also get referrals or ask your salesperson questions, including:

    • What size truck-bed does the system cover?
    • How long does it take to operate?
    • What type of arm system does your truck require?
    • What size tarp will it hold?
    • Do you think the system could get damaged by falling debris?

You have decided on which tarping system to buy, now what?

Use the Pulltarps.com Build-A-Tarp System Configurator to add the system and tarp that meets your needs. If you have specific questions or want to order a custom system over the phone with a sales representative, then call (877) 426-1409.


Before system installation, find out if your truck can have a tarp system added to it. Is there adequate room for the installation? Is the exhaust system in the way? Will the hoist need to be moved back? Will the frame need to be sectioned? Is this something that you would feel more comfortable having a professional handle?

Working with a local dealer/distributor can make the installation process easier by having them handle the purchase and installation of the tarp system. Find out from your dealer what you are required to do to keep your tarp system in warranty. If you need to locate an installation document, you can find them in our Installation Docs in the Technical Documents section of the website or by calling our customer service department. Ask for training from the dealer in the proper way to use the tarp system. If training is not available directly from them, check our Technical Documents resources or contact our Customer Service department at [email protected].

What’s Next?

Once your company has purchased a tarping system based on the features and style you want and it is installed and ready to go, test the tarp system to see if the arms lift together in unison. If they do not, the system needs to have the tarp or arms adjusted. What you do is dependent upon which tarp system you have.

Train your drivers using the information provided by the our Resources section. Additional points for truck drivers to consider are:

  • Being aware of telephone and power lines before operating the tarp system.
  • Un-tarp the load before he or she tries to dump or unload the container. Nothing takes a tarp system out of commission faster than unloading a container while the container is covered by the tarp system.
  • If the arms do not move or only one moves, check to make sure that there aren’t any obstructions coming from the container. If there are no obstructions, then troubleshoot the problem so that the system can be fixed before arm damage occurs.
  • If the load is heaped above the container, then you may need a tarp with flaps that properly secures the load. Avoid getting a littering citation or harming the environment by contacting [email protected] and tell them the size of side flaps you need.

Lifetime of the Tarping System

The lifetime of a tarping system depends on several factors— the system components, the maintenance schedule that you currently have in place, the type of load you are covering, the condition your containers are in, tarp material used, and each driver’s attention to the system. If you have a driver who constantly has to get his truck serviced due to abuse or neglect then no tarp system will last very long. If you have a truck that rarely requires service coupled with a driver who is meticulous and has considerable attention to detail, then you should be able to get a long life out of your tarp system. On average where the tarp roller is mounted to the arms and the tarp is rolled out over the load, a tarp should expect between nine to 12 months of usage or longer.


Pulltarps Guarantee:
Pulltarps guarantees customer satisfaction of all of our products sold. Pulltarps will assure that each and every customer is provided with the highest level of service and respect, and Pulltarps guarantees to do everything possible to satisfy all requests within our guidelines. All warranty requests must be approved by a Pulltarps representative. Additional explanations, information or pictures may be required. Ask a Customer Service Representative for more details.

What is covered: All, parts, components, and tarps are covered against defects in material and operations as well as defects in workmanship.