US Tarp Inc., a manufacturer of load containment and cargo protection tarping systems, has introduced the Safe-T-Lift for pull style tarping systems.
US Tarp now provides a 16- and 18-foot optional Safe-T-Lift for pull style tarping systems for truck tarps. Safe-T-Lift is ideal for 8- to 10-foot high body sidewalls, widely used by state Department of Transportations across the country.
Pull style tarps typically come equipped with a mid-rope that the driver must pull up and over the load while walking back to hook and latch on a J-hook at the rear of the truck body. Because the truck sidewalls are tall and loads can be coarse, these systems can be difficult to pull. In many instances, the driver is required to climb up on the sidewalls to reach the pull rope or move the pull bar over the load. This can place the operator in an unsafe situation, according to the manufacturer.
The Safe-T-Lift features a spring and arm system that lifts the rear pull bar over the load. It is easier and safer to operate than a standard pull style tarp system alone. Its spring-tensioned arms use a light single spring on each side, permitting the driver to easily pull the tarp and walk it to the back. The Safe-T-Lift allows the driver to deploy or stow the tarp quickly from ground level increasing safety and productivity without adding significant cost or complexity to the system.
Safe-T-Lift by US Tarp is a first-fit option for new dump body installations and can be easily retrofit by dealers to most traditional pull style tarp systems. The US Tarp crossbar fits through the tarp pocket and can be adapted to upgrade older competitive brand installations.