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1. (WO2017173189) SIDE TO SIDE ROLLER TARP SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/173189    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/025215
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 31 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B60J 7/08
B60J 7/00
B60J 11/00
B60P 7/04
B61D 39/00
F16H 48/11
Applicants: ROLL RITE, LLC
Inventors: HUNTER, Stephen
PICCARD, Douglas
MALCOLM, Robert
PINON, James
Title: SIDE TO SIDE ROLLER TARP SYSTEM
Abstract:
A roller tarp system for covering a truck bed includes a first pivot arm assembly pivotally coupled to one side of the truck bed and a second pivot arm assembly pivotally coupled to an opposite side of the truck bed. A generally hollow and cylindrical tarp spool extends along a longitudinal axis between opposite first and second ends. The tarp spool is rotatably coupled between the first and second pivot arm assemblies for rotatably supporting a flexible tarp cover. A drive assembly is housed within the tarp spool adjacent one of the first and second ends. The drive assembly is operatively coupled between one of the first and second pivot arm assemblies and the tarp spool for selectively rotating the tarp spool and actuating the tarp system between an open position uncovering the truck bed and a closed position covering the truck bed.