Smart Tarp From Merlot Available For Dump Haulers
By Steve Pollock
VERONA, PA… Merlot Tarp of Verona, Pennsylvania is proud to announce that after ten years of design and engineering, the Smart Tarp System for dump trucks and trailers is now available. Smart Tarp is a 100% waterproof panelized self-deploying tarping system, designed and engineered for durability and low cost of maintenance.
At the heart of the system is a specially designed bow end. The bow end is held together with a single nut and bolt, providing easy disassembly and allowing each bow end to be individually removed from the cables. By removing 4 bow ends (2 on each side), a single tarp panel can be removed for replacement. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and is easily performed at home. Many customers will keep an extra panel or two on hand, at a cost of about $75 per panel. The tarp panels eliminate the need to remove the entire tarping system for tarp repairs, saving much time and money for the owner.
The Smart Tarp System is designed to come over the sideboard or trailer top rail giving 100% waterproof protection for the loaded material. A single electric direct drive gear motor moves the cables on both sides of the trailer. The tarp panels slide into a square bow that is channelized and the end of the tarp panel rides on the bow end bracket, reducing chaffing against the sideboard or trailer top rail. The entire system is more rigid than standard tarp and bow systems, substantially reducing the tarps flexing in the wind and further reducing chaffing on the tarp. The end result is a self-deploying tarp system for dump trailers that is water tight, more durable and offers panelized tarp replacement.
Merlot Tarp is the inventor of the Vango, the panelized tarping system for flatbed trailers. The patented panelized system on the Vango inspired the engineers at Merlot to design the Smart Tarp system for dump haulers. It took 10 years of design change, testing and prototypes to develop the Smart Tarp System before Merlot could offer this quality product to their customers.
For more information about this new and innovative product designed for all types and sizes of open top trailers, call 800-443-TARP or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.