The tarp net is fitted using a pole, with a rod at the end that goes into the sleeve of the netting.
We have added a handle to facilitate the usage of the SAFECOVER® tarp system.
These accessories are protected by 2 European invention patents and are key parts of the LiteCover and SAFECOVER® tarp systems. They have also evolved over the years and in response to equipment changes and customer feedback.
Originally, the pole was a well-known off-the-shelf product but it very quickly proved itself too fragile. The rod was cumbersome as well.
Customers therefore asked us to develop a stronger, more user-friendly pole for skip tarping and detarping operations.
In answer to these difficulties, OTEXIO worked with an engineering and design department at INSA in Lyons to design a more ergonomic product. After several trials and errors, we developed a simple and lightweight pole with a roller so it can run over the side of the skips. The rod itself has been streamlined and simplified. The whole unit weight has gone from 4.5 kg to 2.5 kg.
Then our customers asked for handles. We developed a unique product that can be adjusted anywhere on the pole to suit every user of the Litecover/ SafeCover® tarping system.