Protecting Tarps

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by RoginVa, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Ive got it all. Each has its use. What you carry is your business.

    PS- once all the ribs and corners are cut off a bucket segment will actually wrap and bend surprisingly well. If youre knockin it i'll assume you havent tried it.
     
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  3. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I just go by the rule that if they want it tarped, they should shrink wrap it. lol

    I tarped for years, then just left all but a smoke and one small machinery tarp (which I kept out of sight) at home. I did miss a load now and then, but I don't think it really affected my revenue a whole lot.
     
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  4. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    These days 4s arent enough to keep me moving on good runs. Had to patch the 8s.
     
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  5. Good bloom

    Good bloom Light Load Member

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    tarp protector: 2 dollar yellow plastic corner ball works well for extremely sharp corners. It has small hole you can tie to straps or something.
     
  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Edge protectors. There's corner protectors also.

    And lots of other good ideas already mentioned.

    I used corners and carpet.
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Those things are awesome. They work very well if u have something thats in a metal rack or something similar. I use them when hauling glass they put all the glass in those metal racks and i put those plastic balls on top of the metal posts. have saved alot of time and effort keeping my tarps from ripping. Ive also found good ol duck tape works well on metal racks .. A couple times around the edges and it softens the edges very well... Sometimes i just wish i had a conestoga :D
     
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  8. FoolsErrand

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    I cut gatorade bottles to go over my pipe stakes for tarp protection. Works so far.
     
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