bunker tarps

Understanding The Needs of the Customer

At Polytex Tarpaulins, we understand the needs of diverse types of consumers across the country. We know that people in the industrial or manufacturing sector will require strong and durable tarps for keeping their machinery and equipment safe. We also know that some business owners would require tarps that can serve as effective factory dividers or curtains. This is useful when you want to create partitions in a large space.

Similarly, in the agricultural sector, we know that farmers will need weatherproof and sturdy tarps. Some farmers will use these tarps as cattle shade structures or poultry curtains. Others will want these tarps to protect their grain and hay. To meet the diverse requirements of all these consumer profiles, Polytex Tarpaulins specialises in producing versatile, tough and long-lasting tarps. This enables you to use the tarps you obtain from us in a diverse range of ways.

As mentioned earlier, not all farmers have the wherewithal to construct permanent onsite storage facilities. Having these facilities onsite can be undoubtedly beneficial. But, permanent onsite storage facilities have certain drawbacks as well. Investing in permanent facilities such as hay sheds will require loads of money. More importantly, it might take several years for you to realise those savings.

Similarly, many farmers rotate the crops they grow in their fields. As such, what might be a convenient location for your permanent facility at present might be an impediment in the years to come. As land use changes, you might require storage facilities at different spots in your fields. Clearly, you will not be able to keep constructing multiple storage facilities all over your field. Some farmers find themselves dealing with short harvest windows. In such a scenario, purchasing permanent storage facilities can be quite challenging. For these reasons, farmers often look at using bunker tarps for securing their grain.

Quality Tarps For All Purposes

Tarps typically come into use in cattle shade structures and poultry curtains. But, they are useful for covering vehicles and, in trucks, the cargo too. Securing a tarp around the cargo is quite easy in a pickup truck. But, securing the tarp around the load in dump and flatbed trucks can be a trickier proposition. While plying on the roads, loosely fitted tarps could experience wind whip. This phenomenon refers to the ballooning of the tarp because of the air pressure. Invariably, wind whip will result in tearing the tarp, which could lead to the loss of cargo.

Polytex is a major supplier of tarps for use as pig shelters and other shelter covers. But, we specialise in manufacturing custom made trucking and machinery covers too. From trucking rollovers to covers for equipment and machinery, we manufacture it all. In fact, we specialise in producing bulk runs of specific types of tarps. We use cutting edge computerised equipment for drawing, nesting, plotting and cutting tarps. This enables us to provide tarps of accurate dimensions without compromising on their quality.

In addition, we use unique welding machinery as well. This helps us to produce tarps with completely welded seams, reinforcement wear strips, welded sleeves and welded rope edges. Not surprisingly, our completely welded PVC tarps and protection products have won us renown throughout the country. Whether you’re looking for hay or bunker tarps, you will hardly be able to find tarps that can measure up to our exacting standards from other suppliers.

Quality Tarps for Trucks and Other Purposes Courtesy of Polytex

Truck tarps are also far easier and more convenient to use compared to other types of truck cover systems. In most cases, the tarp can simply be pulled back in order to expose the truck’s cargo, and whatever items that need to be unloaded can be removed with ease. Finally, when the cargo has been unloaded, the truck tarp be installed back into the trucks’ cargo frame, or folded or rolled up as you would other tarps like bunker tarps, whichever is easier and more convenient for the user.

When compared to container trucks and cover systems, having truck tarps can be more effective in terms of efficiency and costs, since truck drivers will be able to make multiple delivers to different customers all in one load as opposed to having to set individual containers for each of their customers.

As can be gleaned from the paragraphs above, there are certainly a lot of benefits can truck owners and drivers can enjoy by using truck tarps. It helps to protect their loads from the elements, and at the same time helps to secure and keep them in place so they don’t fall off during the travel. That being said, truck tarps help to make transporting goods in flatbeds, dump trucks, and pickup trucks much easier and safer. And just like any other tarps manufactured for other purposes like hay tarps or shelter covers, truck tarps are available in a variety of styles and sizes suitable for any type of truck and kind of load being transported.

If you’re looking for high quality tarpaulins for your trucks, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1300 059 003. You can also leave a message in our contact page and we’ll get back to you the soonest possible time. Aside from truck tarps, we also offer a wide assortment of top of the line tarpaulins which are suitable for a variety of purposes—from factory dividers to grain bunker tarps and so much more.

Choose Polytex for your Tarpaulin Needs

At Polytex, we offer tarps of various shapes and sizes. These are ideal for use as wall dividers or even, as grain bunker tarps. Some tarps can even double up to meet other requirements as well. For instance, you could use our products to cover your swimming pool too. But, if your swimming pool is not rectangular, you will likely require a custom-made tarp. With custom tarps, you can not only select the material of your choice. You can specify any additional requirements as well. For instance, you could opt for tarps that keep out bugs, leaves and other debris, but let the rainwater through. Or, you could opt for tarps that keep the rainwater out too.

If you want the best protection for your vehicle from tree saps, bird droppings and harsh weather conditions, form-fitting tarps will be your best bet. We have extensive experience in providing readymade and custom tarps designed for use as eco shelters and factory curtains. In addition, we can make such tarps in accordance with the make and model of your vehicle.

Custom-made tarps will not flap loosely in the wind. Nor will they sag or leak while in storage. Similarly, custom truck tarps will not only keep your cargo secure. They will be able to resist the constant pull of gravity that they will invariably experience as the trucks move at high speeds uphill, downhill and around curves. We reinforce our tarps with heat-sealed seams, reinforced corners and strategically placed D-rings for additional strength too. This is why our bunker tarps and pig shelters offer years of use.

Polytex Tarpaulins is the name to trust when you require premium-quality tarps. We are the suppliers of choice to several businesses in the agricultural and industrial sectors throughout the country. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities supply grain and hay tarps to each corner of the country. Rely on us to offer quality products and prompt deliveries. Check out our comprehensive range of products here.

Create Effective Compartments with Polytarps

Commercial factories and warehouses abound throughout Australia. In many cases, these facilities carry out their operations on expansive tracts of land. This is essential because these establishments typically carry out a diverse range of activities. For instance, factories will have people engaged in fieldwork or working in cattle shade structures. They will have people in desk-based jobs as well. Both sets of workers will require different environments. For this, they will naturally work in different buildings. In case certain departments require secluded workspaces, the business owners will partition areas with the help of tarpaulins.

However, in some cases, factory and industry owners will have large plants or warehouses on their properties. Not all of them will be making optimal use of the space available. As such, it is more than likely that large sections or areas in these facilities will lie vacant. As and when required, the factory owners will be able to use these vacant spaces. But, in some cases, they might require creating physical barriers in these vacant spaces. For this, they will not even think of creating permanent structures. Instead, they will prefer relying on polyethylene tarpaulins (or polytarps) for using as poultry curtains or curtain dividers.

For several years, Polytex Tarpaulins has been the supplier of choice when it comes to tarpaulins. Our tarpaulins come into use in a myriad of ways. This is why people in the industrial, mining and agricultural sectors rely on our products at all times. Some farmers utilise our tarps as livestock shade structures for keeping their animals safe. Others keep their agricultural produce safe by using them as bunker tarps. This attests to the versatility of our diverse range of products.

Shade Structures: A Final Word

Live load, or those brief temporary loads that is caused by someone or something atop the cattle shade structures and thus putting weight and stress on it. In a solid roofed structure, these live loads are often caused by humans standing on top of the roof probably fixing something. In the case of shade fabric structures, these live loads may be caused by water that has pooled onto the centre of the shade fabric after a light rain or falling branches from nearby trees. In the case of water log, shade cloths are often design with mesh and holes to allow the water to disperse and thus avoid pooling. However, it sometimes happens that these holes become clogged and thereby prevents the water from falling off.

There may be other things that can cause undue stress on your cattle shade structures and the shade fabric that you used, but the three kinds of load mentioned above are the most common issues that owners of cattle shade structures usually encounter. However, as can be gleaned from the above paragraphs, these issues can be remedied using the proper materials and correct installation. This is why while building your cattle shade structures (or any other livestock shade structure like pig shelters and others), you may want to consult an engineer or a professional builder to help you out. Doing so may cause you to spend more money than what you originally intended to spend, but the investment will definitely be worth it.

If you are looking for quality tarps and shades for you cattle shade structures, poultry curtains, or shade cloths and fabrics for your hay tarps or bunker tarps, please feel free to get in touch with us at 1300 059 003 or leave a message in our contact page for all your enquiries. We have a wide range of high quality tarps and products that make for excellent factory dividers, grain bunker tarps, and other uses.

Quality Polyfabric Tarpaulins Make Ideal Shelter Covers and Curtains for Your Poultry and Livestock

Quite a number of Australians raise chickens on their properties. For the average family, chickens rank quite highly when it comes to food-producing possibilities. Raising chickens also compares favourably to other meat-producing enterprises. For starters, raising chickens does not require a lot of investment. Yet, it provides the quickest returns. It offers high levels of adaptability. It does not cost much in terms of maintenance expenses. Lastly, being white meat, chicken meat makes for a healthier addition to any diet plan.

But, for all its benefits, you cannot neglect your responsibilities when it comes to keeping your poultry safe. At the outset, you will need to house your chickens securely. For this, you will need a reasonably sized coop – depending on the number of chickens you’re rearing. In addition, you will require proper shelter covers or poultry curtains to ensure that your chickens are comfortable in all weather conditions.

When you need the best eco shelters for keeping your livestock safe, it’s best to trust the experts. Polytex Tarpaulins is among the leading suppliers of big tarpaulins in Australia. We supply a myriad of tarps to suit the needs of the agricultural, industrial and mining sectors. In addition, our blinds, tarpaulin covers and liners are ideal for use in the poultry and piggery industries.

The ideal poultry housing structures will be adequate in size. They will free from dampness and excessive levels of moisture. They will provide ample protection from various pests and enemies. They will have sufficient vents that facilitate the cross-ventilation of the structure, thereby eliminating the problem of drafts. In addition, they will have sufficient windows that let in appropriate levels of natural light and sunshine.

It is worth mentioning that you’ll need to keep your birds comfortable throughout the year. Only then will you be able to enjoy satisfactory growth in your meat and egg production rates. Naturally, you will need to have poultry and livestock shade structures that consider the varying climatic conditions. You’ll typically need to protect your birds from sudden changes in temperature. For this, you’ll require poultry houses that are well insulated.

At Polytex, we provide a diverse range of products tailored to suit different kinds of industries in the country. Our high-quality tarps are invaluable for the agricultural industry. Our grain bunker tarps and hay tarps can protect your agricultural produce from pests and rodents. And, they provide ample protection from the elements too. Similarly, we offer products designed to keep your birds safe. Some of most popular offerings include:

  •  Zippered cool cell covers that restrict the air flow in the colder months to maintain peak production levels
  •  Fan covers that automatically release once the fan starts in the hotter months
  •  Innovative polyflex door systems ideal for poultry and pig shelters
  •  Poultry shade sails – including modular-designed shades for engineering systems and replacement sails for existing systems
  •  Welded side blinds (including concertina, rollup or folded blinds) with end caps to specification for the poultry industry
  •  Triple layer thermal side blinds that decrease internal summer temperatures and increase winter temperatures that yield significant reductions in heating and cooling expenses and,
  •  Brooder curtains that minimise cool air flows coming into the production area, while restricting the areas that require heating in poultry and cattle shade structures

People in residential and commercial establishments typically rely on polyfabric tarps for a myriad of applications. These fabrics are ideal for creating low cost shelters, which provide superlative levels of protection from the elements. In addition, you can use these tarps for prolonging the life of your machinery too. Many mills and factories use our tarps as factory dividers to create specific partitions or sections in large halls. And, if you’re a farmer, you can use our tarps for minimising your crop losses during storage and transportation. It is worth highlighting that our bunker tarps are very popular among farmers especially during the harvest season.

With over 50 years of accumulated experience in the fabrics industry in Australia, Polytex Tarpaulins is the leading manufacturer of tarpaulin products. Our tarps are durable, versatile and offer superb levels of protection. This is why we’re the supplier of choice to clients from WA to the eastern seaboard. For more details, call us at 1300 059 003.

Your Investment In Fires Retardant Tarps Never Goes Waste

Whether you run an agricultural venture or a mining establishment, Polytex is the brand to bank on for the best quality tarps. We produce fire retardant tarps that you can use as poultry curtains. These tarps are especially designed for keeping your livestock shelter comfortable and safe. In addition, you could use our tarps for protecting your crops and grain too. It is worth mentioning that we supply some of the best and most cost effective bunker tarps in Australia.

Fire retardant tarps typically come as silver tarps or white polytarps. It is worth highlighting that these tarps will possess the same characteristics as other polytarps feature. Thus, they will be rot-resistant and waterproof. But, their most important feature remains their ability to protect your belongings from the risk of fire.

These tarps enable people to protect or conceal their equipment, supplies and crops. In addition, they virtually eliminate the chance of condensation. This is because these tarps come with flame retardant finishes that do not support combustion. This is why many people use these tarps as interior divider curtains, pig shelters, welding curtains, paint booth curtains etc.

Australian Hay Tarps!

Farmers in Australia have usually relied on hay barns for keeping their hay safe. But, not all farmers have ample space on their fields for constructing these permanent structures. Others simply don’t have the budget that the construction and maintenance of these structures typically involves. The use of hay tarps helps in circumventing the issue.

The hay tarps that Polytex produces are not the same as the plastic hay tarps that are commonly sold across the country. Those tarps offer good protection while minimising field transportation. As such, farmers can store their bales of hay in their fields, without having to build permanent structures. These tarps are cheap and will keep water off the bales of hay. In addition, you could even use those tarps in your cattle shade structures too. But, as the bales of hay dry, these tarps could end up trapping significant levels of moisture. Moreover, they usually do not offer any protection from exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

In contrast, the hay or bunker tarps that Polytex supplies are the best in the industry. We make our tarps with a breathable material that lets moisture out of the bale. In addition, this material also prevents the precipitation from penetrating it. This superior material ensures that:

 The hay remains secure even in the heaviest of rains
 The hay remains secure because the tarp can resist wind lifting
 The passage of air and vapour prevents the occurrence of moulds
 The tarp permits maximum drying of damp straw even after the heaviest downpours
 The tarp is tear-resistant and,
 The tarp can withstand ultraviolet lights just as our pig shelters and poultry curtains do, thereby keeping your produce safe

Event and Sports Centres

Many larger establishments like ampitheatres, event and sports centres also make use of shade sails to provide additional sheltered space for their patrons. You can usually observe these in events like concerts, sporting events and other similar events. Because of the large space, establishments will usually use several larger shade sails. However, in order to avoid a cluttered look, they will usually employ the help of design experts to come up with a large, functional, and beautiful shade sail structure. They will also make use of varied coloured fabrics in order to enhance the appeal (as opposed to the plain coloured tarps or fabric used in bunker tarps) In addition, because of the large space, the poles where these shade sails will be anchored must be set solidly and firmly to keep them working for longer.