Having a good roll tarp system in place on your dump truck will serve as an invaluable asset when you are hauling loose loads of aggregate. While most automatic roll-top systems will give you years of use without a single problem, occasionally, things can go wrong--especially with older roll-tarp systems. Here are a few of the most common problems you may run into if you have an older roll-tarp system in place on your dumptruck's bed and the simple solutions you need to know.
Problem: Your tarp constantly gets stuck while extending or retracting.
Cause and Solution: The tarp that is implemented into the roll-tarp system should have a perfectly square shape. Over time, the tarp that is part of the rolling tarp system that you have on your truck can become misshapen and warped. When this happens, the automatic rolling system will have a difficult time extending and retracting the tarp in an even manner. You may notice that the tarp gets caught as it is in the process of rolling either in or out. In these cases, it is best to have the tarp itself replaced with a new one.
Problem: The automatic roller motor seems to be struggling to maneuver the tarp and may be excessively noisy.
Cause and Solution: When you hit the button to get the motor of the automatic roller to kick in, it does work, but not without a seemingly major struggle. You may hear grinding and pops or even screeches and squeals as the motor struggles to maneuver the tarp into place. Unfortunately, this could mean that the motor of the automatic tarp-rolling system is starting to fail, so it will eventually need to be replaced.
Problem: The roll tarp is coming out to one side.
Cause and Solution: Automatic roll tarp systems have two tension arms on either side that work to keep the tarp in line as i is being rolled out over the dump truck bed. If one of these tension arms has managed to shift to one side or the other, you will notice the tarp is coming out off kilter and not offering the amount of coverage that it should. You can usually adjust the tension arms by tightening the bolts of the mounted pivots that secure the tension arms in place and straighten them back into position. Contact a business, such as Glider Systems Inc for more information.
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