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6 Foot Drop Lumber Tarps

What are 6 Foot Drop Lumber Tarps?

6 Foot Drop Lumber Tarps are flatbed tarps specifically built with 6 foot drops and a tail to protect cargo loads from harsh environmental conditions on the road. We offer 6 foot drop lumber tarps in standard, lightweight, and three-piece models using 14 oz. and 18 oz. vinyl.

Haulers typically purchase 6 Foot Drop Lumber Tarps in sets of 2 to fully cover a flatbed. Many drivers like to purchase 6 foot drop lumber tarps over 8 foot drop models since they are not hauling tall loads that require 8 foot drops.

What makes a 6 Foot Drop Lumber Tarp?

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

Heavy Duty PVC Coating

Our lumber tarps are made from pure 18 oz. and 14 oz. vinyl to prevent the tarp from fraying over time. This material is guaranteed to keep your load safe and dry through harsh weather conditions on the road.

Reinforced Tarp Tail and Gussets

At Harp’s Tarps, we bar weld each tail on our Domestic 6 Foot Drop Lumber Tarps to ensure longevity. Each lumber tarp requires a heavy duty tail to withstand the backwards force of the load.

Dee-Bands and Dee-Rings

Instead of three rows of Dee-Bands like a standard lumber tarp, our 6 foot drop models features two rows of Dee-Bands to adjust for the shorter drop length. The two rows of Dee-Bands are sewn every 26 inches on the sides and tail.

Grommets

Rust-resistant brass grommets are placed every 2 inches to allow haulers to secure the tarp with rubber bungees to the flatbed.

Why choose a 6 Foot Drop Lumber Tarp?

There are many benefits to choosing a lumber tarp. A main benefit is that lumber tarps are built to be larger than steel tarps. Since lumber is not as dense as steel, the loads can be taller. To accommodate taller loads, lumber tarps will often have either 6 foot drops or 8 foot drops.

Lumber tarps are also specifically built with a tail to support the strain of the load caused by a truck’s forward momentum. Harp’s Tarps bar welds the tail on each lumber tarp to ensure a longer life for the tarp. Our lumber tarps also feature a sewn in gusset to keep the load dry and safe throughout your trips.

Variations of Lumber Tarp

There are three different styles of lumber tarps that we offer, including:

Standard Lumber Tarps

Our standard lumber tarps that are made from heavy duty 18 oz. vinyl on the top, sides, and tails.

Light Weight Lumber Tarps

Our lightweight lumber tarps are made from 18 oz. vinyl on the top and 14 oz. vinyl on the sides. We do this to make the tarp easier to use while also maintaining the integrity of the tarp.

Three-Piece Lumber Tarps

Our three-piece lumber tarps feature a set (2) of end tarps and a center piece tarp. Three-piece lumber tarps are great for hauling a variety of loads are often called a “universal flatbed tarp” due to their versatility on the road.

How do you use a Lumber Tarp?

If you’re just getting started in the hauling business, we highly recommend you read our flatbed lumber tarp guide.

While your tarp keeps your load protected, you also have to make an effort to protect the tarp itself. In our guide, we talk about the necessary tools for the flatbed business and how to get the most mileage out of your tarp.

Domestic or Import Lumber Tarp?

The answer will vary from buyer to buyer. We offer both domestically produced and import lumber tarps to give you the most options.

Advantages of Domestic Lumber Tarps

  • Bar-welded lumber tarp tail and sewn gussets
  • More customization options (Color, Logo Stencil, Stainless Steel Dee-Rings)

Advantages of Import Lumber Tarps

  • Lower cost for hauling on a budget
  • Pre-made, meaning shorter turnaround time

Why choose Harp’s Tarps 6 Foot Drop Lumber Tarps?

Because we are a small, family-owned business that has been supplying haulers across the United States since 1976. Our domestically-produced flatbed tarps 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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