View Full Version : Spring Cleanup Tarp!!!

03-14-2008, 09:59 PM
I just bought my first tarp today. I got a 12 X 24. I know I could have searched the posts, but is that too big?

03-14-2008, 10:07 PM
That's a good size for two people. don't worry, you'll have to buy more anyway.

03-14-2008, 10:15 PM
Amen you will go through them trust us. Get you a couple 10s as well so you can handle it by yourself.

03-14-2008, 10:36 PM
Like 8 X 10 or 10X 12? Those work?

03-14-2008, 11:40 PM
If you are dumping grass clippings in them, and need to carry them over your shoulder, a 7X7 is the best size. Anything bigger hangs too far over the back, drags on the ground.

For leaves, I use nothing bigger than 8X10. I work solo, so don't have the advantage of another set of hands to lift and/or pull a larger tarp.

Carolina Cuts
03-14-2008, 11:48 PM
I got a 12 X 24. I know I could have searched the posts, but is that too big?

if so, then fold it in half.:rolleyes:

03-14-2008, 11:55 PM
Carolina is a good guy to have on the LS team. No BS and solution driven. I was going to take the tarp back, but folding it works nicely!!

03-15-2008, 12:01 AM
8x8 is a good size for a solo operation

Carolina Cuts
03-15-2008, 12:05 AM
I try.:clapping:

Jason Rose
03-15-2008, 12:53 AM
I like my 8x10 for hauling grasses and leaves. Wouldn't mind a 10x12 once this one finally holes out. Anything bigger and it's just too much to haul around, and folding up a bigger one is a mess for one person!

03-15-2008, 03:36 PM
I alway keep a couple new tarps in the trucks all the time, you will go through them pretty fast are tarps only last 2-3 jobs each.

03-15-2008, 04:14 PM
12 x 24 is WAY too big. You will find yourself wrestling aound and handling more tarp than material in alot of cases. With that much surface, it is a waste, because the material is way heavier for safe or comfortable lifting, therefore, you only load the tarp a smaller portion of the way. With this, you are rolling tarp over to choke up on it to lift it into the truck. Well,...as soon as you get it in the truck and jump up in back to empty it, you are lifting 10 ft. of tarp up before it even starts to dump out. On top of all the flapping and folding over, it just get to be a hassle. I've always found that somewhere around 12x14 or 10x12 are th optimum sizes for handling material and just handling.

Carolina Cuts
03-15-2008, 04:18 PM
12 x 24 is WAY too big
that's not what she said.:laugh: Size does matter. The bigger the better... and don't sweat the small stuff. Tarps are $15.00 at Walmarts.