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West-Trans launches new waste tarp technology

New South Wales transport equipment specialist, West-Trans Equipment, is now distributing TransCover tarpaulin systems into the Australian market.

The new tarpaulin technology is manufactured by UK-based TransCover and is purpose-built for the waste transport industry.

According to West-Trans Equipment, the TransCover system is lightweight, easy to install and economical to maintain. “TransCover had achieved this by developing a tarp cover that could operate in unison with a hooklift or a skiploader, which it called a HyCover and a Mini HyCover,” says Les Carpenter, General Manager of the West-Trans Group.

Carpenter says a key feature of the HyCover and Mini HyCover is that both products use air rather than hydraulics to extend the tower, and a high-duty cycle electric motor to extend and retract the tarp. “This results in a system that weighs just under 200kg, which is half the weight of the traditional hydraulically actuated tarps currently being used in Australia, at roughly 70 per cent of the cost.

“In addition, TransCover also manufactured an entry level tarp system to cater to budget-conscious operators, known as the PullCover. The PullCover system is fixed into the load board and operates with a simple spring-loaded drum, similar in operation to a Holland blind. All versions are available with and without side flaps.”

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