Lightweight lumber tarps give flatbed drivers a faster and safer method of covering their loads. A typical 8' drop flatbed tarp can weigh up to 120 lb, whereas our Heavy Duty Lightweight Lumber Tarps come in at just 82 lb. That's 30% lighter!
These Lightweight Lumber Tarps are made with a specially designed PVC-coated nylon fabric, which makes the tarp about 30% lighter! Other lightweight tarps are typically made of thinner material, such as parachute or airbag material, or 14oz vinyl. But the weaker material just results in expensive tarps that are easily damaged. After researching and testing several options, we decided to make our lightweight tarps with industrial grade abrasion resistant PVC-coated nylon. We were able to create a flatbed tarp that is just as strong and reliable as standard 18 oz PVC tarps, but not nearly as bulky and burdensome.
Flatbed tarps take a beating, and nylon takes it on the chin. It holds up well to being poked, dragged, walked on, and even yelled at. The PVC coating on one side prevents moisture from penetrating the fabric, but it is a thin layer, so do be mindful of the possibility of condensation forming on the underside of the material. Trucking is hard work, but we've tried to create a rugged tarp that will get the job done without requiring a trip to the chiropractor afterwards!
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