Large and Bulky Machines Require Machinery Tarpaulins During Transportation

By: Elizabeth Horsfall

Posted on: 2018-01-20

Hundreds of Australians use tarpaulins on a regular basis to meet a myriad of needs. This attests to the immense versatility that tarpaulins offer. Not all homeowners have garages on their properties. As such, keeping their vehicles safe from the elements can be somewhat difficult. But, if you have a tarp, you could simply use it and keep your vehicle safe. Or, if you want to create a small shed or garage on your property without having to build a permanent structure, a tarp could be immensely useful.


However, tarps are even more important in the industrial and commercial sector. Seldom will you find a factory or warehouse that doesn’t use a tarp in one manner or another. Tarps make excellent factory dividers. So, factory owners wanting to create compartmentalised spaces in their facilities use tarps to segregate different areas in their facilities. Similarly, owners of distribution centres and warehouses often use tarps to create silos or compartments in their large facilities. These warehouse divider curtains and walls offer higher levels of flexibility than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.


It is common knowledge that the transportation sector utilises tarpaulins quite extensively too. Truckers will often use tarps on their vehicles to keep their cargo safe. As they move from one location to another, truckers can experience different weather conditions. Thus, if they were to leave their cargo uncovered, the rain, hail or snow could easily damage and destroy the cargo. This is regardless of whether the truck was moving personal belongings or raw materials. For these reasons, the use of truck tarps is becoming quite widespread throughout the country.


Polytex Tarpaulins specialises in manufacturing quality tarpaulin products. Since the 1990s, we have been manufacturing tarps to suit the requirements of a diverse range of setups and business establishments. Our tarps find widespread use in the construction and building industry. In addition, industrial and mining establishments use our tarps as well. But, it is hardly surprising that people engaged in agriculture probably use our products the most. Hence, farmers who grow crops will always feel the need for additional hay and grain bunker tarps. Similarly, those rearing livestock will use tarps in their pig shelters.


At Polytex, we use cutting-edge machinery and equipment to deliver durable and flawless tarps. In fact, our facilities feature highly specialised and state-of-the-art equipment. This enables us to manufacture welded tarpaulin products tailored to suit our clients’ requirements. Unlike other tarp suppliers, we specialise in the fabrication of long and large covers. In addition, we can do bulk production runs for all kinds of tarpaulin products as well. Manufacturing in excess of 15,000 square metres of tarps on a daily basis is not a challenge for us. This is one of the major reasons behind our reputation as the supplier of choice for high-quality tarps.


When you’re rearing cattle or livestock, you will need to take proper care of them. This will include providing them with healthy and hygienic living conditions. In addition, you will take great pains to ensure that they remain sheltered from the inclement or harsh weather. So, you will not think twice about installing eco shelters and poultry curtains in your livestock shed or structure. Similarly, transporting goods or raw materials worth thousands of dollars by truck is not easy. You will want your cargo to reach the destination in perfect condition. Thus, you will only ship your goods via truckers who can take proper care of them throughout the journey.


When it comes to cargo, most people will invariably think of smaller objects (even if present in bulk quantities). But, on occasions, it becomes imperative to transport large and heavy machines via trucks or trains. For instance, consider the situation when you need to transport cranes to different locations. Whether you use the crane for lifting smaller items or for constructing skyscrapers, shipping a crane can be quite difficult. You might well need to disassemble the crane to ensure that it fits the container of the truck. More importantly, you will need to ensure that the crane remains secure at all stages of the journey.


To secure large machines and irregular loads, flatbed truckers often use machinery tarps. Our dam liner and machinery tarps are heavy-duty vinyl products. They invariably come with reinforced webbing and double stitching. They will feature evenly spaced grommets throughout the perimeter of the tarp. And, they will come with strategically placed D-rings that help in securing the load more comprehensively. Unlike steel tarps, machinery tarps are not very wide. Instead, they are significantly longer than steel tarps. This design enables truckers to use these tarps for covering loads of irregular shapes and sizes, without needing to use multiple tarps.


When you need bunker tarps or machinery tarps, think of Polytex. We have the wherewithal to manufacture tarps tailored to suit your needs and specifications. Whether you need trucking rollovers or rollback covers, we can provide anything that you require. We have the ability to provide covers for all kinds of machinery. This is regardless of whether you want to transport the machinery via trucks or trains. From rail covers to tyre covers, we can give you any kind of machinery tarps that you need.


When you want to secure loads on your flatbed trailers or step decks, you will inevitably need machinery tarps. These tarps are ideal for transporting farm equipment such as milking machines, harvesting equipment etc. In addition, these tarps can provide adequate levels of cover for manufacturing equipment such as CNC lathes etc. It is worth mentioning that these tarps are durable and flexible enough to securing irregularly-sized loads with minimal fuss. Thus, it is hardly surprising that many customers source their hay tarps and machinery tarps from us. To order a custom tarp, click here.