About Steel Tarps
Steel tarp, similar to lumber tarp, is a flatbed trucking tarp without an end flap. Steel tarps are designed to protect flatbed trailer loads for steel sheets, rods, cables, coils and machinery.
Pro-grade flatbed steel tarps are UV resistant and tear resistant. Reinforced edges and webbing reinforced heavy duty welded D-ring for easy tarp tie-down and durability.
What are steel tarps used for?
Steel tarps are used for commercial flatbed trailer trucking to cover steel sheets, rods and equipment.
What's the difference tween lumber tarps and steels tarps?
The difference is lumber tarp has an additional tail end flap, while steel tarp does not. See lumber tarps for comparison.
How long are steel tarps?
Steel tarp lengths are from 16 ft, 20 ft, 25 ft to 27 ft depending the overal steel tarp size.
What is a steel tarp?
A steel tarp is a flatbed trucking tarp in a rectangle shape without an end flap. Steel tarps cover aluminum and steel sheets, plates, rods, coils and other products on semi flatbed trailers during transport.
How to tie down steel tarps?
Use flatbed trucker tarp bungees with S-hooks to tie-down steel tarps by the D-ring and grommets.
Please use flatbed trucker grade bungees, not marine bungee cord, canopy bungees or light duty home use bungee cords.
Lumber tarps vs. steels tarps?
Lumber tarp is a rectangle tarp with an extra end flap, while steel tarp is a rectangle tarp without end flap. Lumber tarp is more versatile and can cover longer loads because of the extra end flap, although you would have to fold in the end flap, if it is not needed when covering a short load. When the load length is long and end flap is required, lumber tarps are used instead.
When to use steel tarps?
When you have flatbed trailers hauling steel coils, steel rods, sheets, other steel or aluminum freight, you use steel tarps to protect your cargo from weather, dirt and debris on the road.
Steel tarps are also used on other loads when the length of the load is short and no end flap is required.
Coil bag tarps are for tarping standard steel coils, cable spool or other round shaped cargo that is on a flatbed truck trailer. They are made from the same heavy duty 18 oz vinyl coated PVC tarp material that steel tarps are made of.
Can I use lumber tarps for steel loads?
Yes, but you may have to fold in excess height of tarp material. Steel loads are usually 4 ft tall or less because steel is heavier than lumber or drywall materials, you could use a 4 ft drop lumber tarp or if you use 6 ft lumber tarps or 8 ft lumber tarps to cover steel loads, you would need to fold in extra length of the tarp at the bottom.
Steel tarp materials
MyTarp.com's steel tarps are made from the heavy duty 18 oz vinyl coated polyester tarp material. Thickness: 20 Mil thick. Fabric weight: 18 oz per square yard.
Steel tarps grommets are heavy duty #4 brass grommets.
D-rings are heavy duty welded D-rings, box-stitched for durability.
Lightweight flatbed tarps?
Yes, MyTarp.com has lightweight flatbed tarps.
Used flatbed tarps for sale near me?
For quality and safety reason, MyTarp does not sell used flatbed tarps. All our flatbed tarps are new.
Heavy duty steel tarp?
What is a coil tarp?
Coil tarp is a faltbed tarp designed to cover a steel coil. Coil tarp can be unfitted or fitted. Unfitted coil tarp is a square rectangle flatbed tarp for a steel coil. Fitted coil bag tarp is shaped like a square or contoured bag to cover a steel coil.
Custom steel tarps?
Need custom steel tarps? Go to Contact Us page and tell us the steel tarp size and material with grommet and D-ring requirement for pricing and availability.