Pioneer introduces PowerGlide tarping system

Pioneer introduces PowerGlide tarping system

Wastequip subsidiary also unveils new logo and website.

March 15, 2017
Waste Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Pioneer, a supplier of automated tarping systems for the waste, recycling and construction industries, is now offering its new HR2500 PowerGlide tarping system. The PowerGlide has been designed to provide “a versatile and extremely durable solution for medium-duty applications,” according to the company.


The PowerGlide is suitable for single- and multiaxle roll-off hoists and slides forward and backward 24 inches to accommodate various size containers. The hydraulic system includes an adjustable gantry that moves 60 to 96 inches, says Pioneer. It also describes the HR2500 as “requiring less maintenance than electric systems, and boasting heavy-duty torsion springs that provide a 10- to 15-year service life.”


The system’s heavy-duty windscreen prevents whipping of the tarp, while the reinforced rear pocket provides increased tarp strength, according to Pioneer. The maintenance-free slider carriage bearings provide easy movement and will last the life of the system.


“From developing the incredibly strong and reliable Rack ‘n Pinion tarping system in the 70s to offering the industry’s best warranty and most experienced dealer and service network, Pioneer has always been the undisputed tarp system market leader,” says Chris Nicolazzo, Pioneer general manager for tarps. “The new PowerGlide will allow us to address growing industry demand for medium-duty systems for the waste industry. We are happy to round out our product offering to provide the unparalleled expertise and value that are hallmarks of the Pioneer brand to a whole new set of customers.”


The PowerGlide can be installed in less than eight hours through Pioneer’s dealer and service center network, says the firm.


Pioneer also has announced the launching of a rebranding campaign, including a new logo and a revamped website that the firm says is more customer friendly. Pioneer says the website now has a cleaner and more attractive design and a more engaging and streamlined user experience for both dealers and end customers. The site also features an “easy-to-use parts finder,” says Pioneer.


The new logo “is designed to capture the essence of Pioneer as a leader in the tarping industry, receiving the first-ever patent for a truck covering device,” says the company.


“Just as its name implies, Pioneer has always been the tarping system market leader in everything from our technology and service to the support we offer our customers through our industry-leading three-year warranty,” says Nicolazzo.


Pioneer has been making tarping systems for the waste, recycling and construction industries since 1967. It is part of Charlotte-based Wastequip, a manufacturer of several types of waste and recycling equipment whose brands include Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Mountain Tarp, Cusco, Go To Parts and Accurate.