Are you in construction or landscaping? Have you been unsure which tarp system might be the best for the different types of jobs or hauls you might be pulling? Let's take a moment to cover these questions since we've started to find many operators asking, "Is there a better system out there for me?"
Cable or Flip, What's the Right Choice?
If you are hauling asphalt, it's almost a given the best system for you is a Cable System. The bows, combined with the tarp, provide a very well designed and watertight system for hauling heavy loads. If you're handling landscape, dirt, sand, or gravel, then the Flip System is your clear choice!
Some of the best types of tarps to use with the flip system are the mesh tarps. They allow for ease of use while keeping you on the go quickly. These are more for smaller types of dump bodies that usually are less than 24' long. The only thing to remember is that these tarps are not waterproof, so if that is something you may require, it might be better to go with a Cable System.
What Are Some of the Differences
There are many subtle and not so subtle differences between the two systems, but there are 2 HUGE ones to consider. The Flip System is a very 'quick' and 'easy' system to use. You can throw landscaping tools, supplies and additional items in, cover it, and quickly get on the road. The cable system is a very 'maintenance-heavy' system and meant more for demolition, road construction and general containment when weather conditions are not a concern.
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Are you on the lookout for a new Flip system or do you just need to upgrade your old one? There are small but subtle differences between a manual and an electric system that may make the system right for you. Each has it's own set of pro's and con's, the difference is making sure that the system is suited to your needs.
The real question is what are you hauling and what are your needs?Are you pressed for time and trying to move many loads in a day? Does your job site require you to stay in your truck? If this is the case you will want an electric flip system. The golden rule might be more time equals more loads, which in turn equals more money! Also remember, it is sometimes best to keep an extra motor on hand in-case your current motors burns out. This can always save time and money in the future.
Are you not as pressed for time? Maybe you're not going to need to tarp that often. Then a manual tarping system might be right for you. Why spend the extra money on an electric system if you're not going to use it often? Let's take a look at some of the small but important differences between these two systems and what will lead you to making your choice.
Manual Tarp Systems
- Manual Flip Systems are more cost effective
- They also take less time to install since you won't be installing any electrical connections.
- They're simple and use less parts than an electric flip system.
- They take more time in hauling loads since you will be getting out to open and close the sys