Side Roll Tarp for Belly Bottom Dump Trailer Bed - 11oz Open Mesh
- Constructed of 11oz vinyl coated open mesh
- Webbing reinforced hem
- 4" pocket on drivers side
- 2" pocket on passenger side
- 18" strips of webbing reinforce the pocket
Roll tarp systems are commonly used on open top trailers with either a belly dump, end dump, or walking floor feature. They can also be found on roll off containers, grain wagon carts, fertilizer spreaders, and tender boxes. Side roll tarps can be manual or electric and use a pair of pipes to secure the tarp as well as open it from side to side. Most roll systems include a metal front nose cap for the tarp to overlap and belly dump trailers typically have one in the rear as well.
Tarp width is the side to side measurement and is a calculation of trailer width, plus any extra arch added by bows, plus many roll systems require a foot of travel to lock in place. 9.5', 10', and 10.5' are the most popular widths. Tarp length is the end to end measurement. Metal front caps typically have a raised tab to indicate where the tarp should start. Measure from this point to this same tab at the rear of the trailer to learn the length needed. In the event your trailer does not have these tabs plan for at least 6" of overlap at each end.
This replacement roll tarp is built using our 11-ounce vinyl coated polyester mesh fabric. The material has an open weave that is 55% solid allowing water and air to freely pass through the tarp. For many applications it has the same life expectancy as a solid 18-ounce tarp due both fabrics sharing the same 400 abrasion rating. Its durability and lower cost make open mesh an excellent choice for hauling chunky items like wood chips, bark, or gravel that do not need to stay dry. Plus the lighter weight fabric is easier to roll causing less strain on the motor or operator.
Our standard roll tarp design has a rectangular shape. The leading edge is folded over creating a 2-ply thickness known as the hem. Seat belt style webbing is installed to the top side of this hem boosting its tear strength by 800 LBS. The passenger side of the tarp is folded over to create a pocket large enough for the 1" stationary pipe to slide through. The driver side pocket is large enough to hold a 2" pipe and is reinforced using 18" strips of webbing. We use a heavy duty 277 polyester bonded thread sewn in a double lock stitch that has been tested to outperform welded pockets.
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