Take a look at the many options of tie downs we have to help you secure your tarp to your flatbed truck. Choose either a Natural Rubber Tarp Tie or an EPDM Tarp Tie from a wide variety of lengths, each offering a strong and ...
secure way to help keep your load protected. Tarps are usually lined with rings that allow for you to easily attach our Tarp Ties and form a pattern of your choosing to hold the tarp firmly in place. To accomplish this, each of our Tarp Ties are equipped with zinc plated S Hooks that are made with tempered steel with enough ductility so that they can be easily formed to however you need them. Our Tarp Ties come fully assembled and are packaged with 50 per box.
Determining which Tarp Tie you need mostly relies on how Mother Nature is feeling. Those located up north who experience colder winter months will definitely benefit from our Natural Rubber’s resistance to cold temperatures while those located down south who experience hotter summer months will need our EPDM Rubber Tarp Tie’s natural resistance to UV rays. Since the trucking industry involves a lot of travel to areas that experience both kinds of weather, it’s a good idea to have both types of Tarp Ties on hand.
We offer a wide variety of lengths for our Tarp Ties, including the following: 9 inches with an overall length of 14 inches with a maximum safe stretch end to end length of 14 inches; 15 inches with an overall length of 19 inches with a maximum safe stretch end to end length of 23 inches; 21 inches with an overall length of 25 inches with a maximum safe stretch end to end length of 32 inches; 31 inches with an overall length of 35 inches with a maximum safe stretch end to end length of 47 inches; and 41 inches with an overall length of 45 inches with a maximum safe stretch end to end length of 62 inches. The length you need depends on the size of the load, the truck, and the tarp.
Tarp Ties 101 is part of the Kinedyne Education Series of introductory videos created by Kinedyne LLC. This series of videos is designed to teach the basics of cargo securement products: what they are, what they are used for, and how to choose the right tools for the job and more.
Natural Rubber Tarp Ties
When it starts getting cold outside, it’s time to whip out our Natural Rubber Tarp Ties. These types of ties are naturally resistant to cold, sub-zero weather that could otherwise freeze and stiffen other kinds of materials. Not our Natural Rubber Tarp Ties. These ties remain flexible and stretchy, making them the ideal tie to use in chillier climates. For truckers who constantly find themselves hauling their loads through colder areas, this is definitely the kind of Tarp Tie they need to help keep their cargo securely covered.
This Tarp Tie is equipped with a pair of tempered steel S Hooks. These kinds of hooks are very easy to use since they quickly hook onto the tarp in a reliable grip. While retaining their strength, our S Hooks can be easily molded to whatever shape you need them to be for a more flexible tie down solution.
EPDM Rubber Tarp Ties
Don’t sweat about tying down your tarps in hot weather because our EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) Rubber Tarp Ties are naturally resistant to the effects of the sun and heat. When traveling through the desert or during the heated summer months, instead of leaving your cargo out in the open and at the mercy of the blazing sun, keep it all covered with a tarp that’s securely held down by the strength of our EPDM Rubber Tarp Ties. Even when faced with some of the hottest weather, these ties don’t melt down and they aren’t negatively affected by UV rays, making them ideal for that kind of situation.
To help with the tie down, our EPDM Rubber Tarp Ties are equipped with a durable pair of tempered steel S Hooks, which are designed to retain their strength even though they are flexible enough to be easily molded and shaped to suit the job. These hooks are designed to easily slide into the tarp’s holes to form a strong and solid connection to keep the tarp from flying off.