The 16- and 18-foot optional Safe-T-Lifts for pull-style tarping systems for truck tarps are designed for 8- to 10-foot-high body sidewalls and are widely used by state DOTs across the country, the company says.
Pull-style tarps typically come equipped with a mid-rope that the driver must pull up and over the load while walking back to hook and latch on a J-hook at the rear of the truck body. Because the truck sidewalls are tall and loads can be coarse, these systems can be difficult to pull. In many instances, the driver is required to climb up on the sidewalls to reach the pull rope or move the pull bar over the load. This can place the operator in an unsafe situation. The Safe-T-Lift is a spring and arm system that lifts the rear pull bar over the load. Its spring-tensioned arms use a light single spring on each side, permitting the driver to easily pull the tarp and walk it to the back.