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Manual Tarp Wind-Up Systems

What are Manual Tarp Wind-Up Systems?

Manual Tarp Wind-Up Systems are hand-operated tarping systems designed specifically for use with dump trucks, dump trailers, and landscape trailers. These systems are designed to be a lightweight, lower-cost alternative to Electric Dump Truck Tarping Systems.

Manual Tarp Wind-Up Systems are becoming increasingly important on the road. Local governments across the United States are implementing laws to ensure that dump trucks and trailers have adequate tarping systems to protect loads and other drivers on the road. Manual Tarping Systems are great for smaller trucks and haulers on a budget.

Our Manual Tarp Wind-Up Systems are designed to be universal and easy to use, meaning you can put a system on a dump truck or trailer and immediately starting saving time and money throughout the day.


What makes a Manual Tarp Wind-Up System?

There are several key components to these systems, which we define as:

Manual Tarp Crank/Winder

The manual tarp crank attaches to the front of the trailer and is used to cover or uncover the truck or trailer bed using a tarp. Mesh tarps are typically attached to the tarp crank via bolts placed through the tarp’s grommets. The manual tarp cranks we offer are 4-position and easy to operate, saving you time and money throughout the day.

Heavy Duty PVC Mesh Tarps

Manual tarp wind-up systems rely on a quality tarp to ensure the load is protected throughout a trip. PVC Mesh Tarps attach to the manual tarp crank and can be secured to the dump trailer bed using bungees, cables, or a tarp pull bar. We offer heavy duty PVC mesh tarps that are made in USA and guaranteed to last longer.

Optional Tarp Pull Bars

This section would only apply if you are planning on placing a manual tarp system on a Dump Trailer or Landscape Trailer.

The Tarp Pull Bar is a long metal bar that attaches to the end of the tarp to hold the tarp in place when fully rolled out. Typically mesh tarps will have a pocket on the end that the tarp pull bar slides through. Tarp pull bars will also have to discs on the side to ride along the sides of the dump trailer.

Optional Tarp Arm System

This section would only apply if you are planning on placing a manual tarp system on a Dump Truck.

Dump Truck Tarp Arm Systems are designed to attach to the pocket of a tarp and hold the tarp over larger dump beds. Tarp arm systems can be made from either Steel or Aluminum and can adjust for a variety of dump bed sizes between 16 and 40 feet.


Why choose a Manual Tarp Wind-Up System?

There are many benefits to choosing a Manual Tarp Wind-Up System. Not every dump trailer or dump truck requires a complete electric kit to tarp its load.

Our manual tarping systems are designed to be easy to use and can be a convenient solution for older trucks or smaller dump trailers. Our manual systems are telescopic and can adjust to nearly any dump bed width. Additionally, we offer a ground control wind-up system so that you do not need to climb up on a ladder to operate the system on larger dump trucks.

Furthermore, manual tarp wind-up systems cost less than Electric Tarping Systems and can present fewer costs for repairs in the future.


Variations of Manual Tarp Wind-Up Systems

There are four different styles of that we offer, including:

Standard Manual Tarping System

Our standard GHS 1200 / I-LS 1200 manual tarping systems include a aluminum mounting brackets and a telescopic pull bar to adjust to the width of your dump trailer or landscape trailer.

Premium Ratcheting Tarping System

Our premium GHS 1500 / I-LS 1500 ratcheting manual tarping systems are similar to the standard unit and also include a ratchet mechanism on the side to hold the tarp crank in place. This style of system is recommended for when you want to place a manual tarp system on a dump truck since it can be used with tarp arms.

Ground Controlled Tarping System

Our GHS 1600 Ground Operation Manual Tarping System is specifically designed for use with taller trucks. The system uses a chain and crank to allow for ground operation when tarping. This system is a convenient alternative for larger trucks that do not want to use an electric system.

Spring Loaded Tarping System

Our GHS 1700 Spring Loaded Tarping System includes a torsion spring within the tarp winder to remove the need for winding the tarp crank. This system is operated with a nylon cable that attaches to the unit and is used for winding and unwinding the tarp.


How do you use a Manual Tarp Wind-Up System?

If you’re just getting started in the hauling business or landscaping business, we highly recommend that you get started with one of our Manual Tarp Wind-Up Systems.

Our manual tarping systems are easy to install and have pre-drilled mounting brackets that can be bolted or welded to any dump truck, dump trailer or landscape trailer. Our systems are “plug and play,” meaning that once it’s attached to your trailer, the system is good to go and you can hit the road.


Why choose Harp’s Tarps Manual Tarp Wind-Up Systems?

Because we are a small, family-owned business that has been supplying haulers across the United States since 1976. Our dump trailer and landscape trailer tarp systems are:

    • Made in USA

    • Last longer

    • Built using quality materials

We know how hard you work for your money and we want you to get the most value from your purchase.

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