pig shelters

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.

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.

Cost and Expenses

When it comes to the cost, the prices for truck tarps will vary as it is influenced by a variety of factors. This is true not only for truck tarps but for other types of tarps as well like those used as eco shelters, pig shelters and so on. Usually, these factors include the type of tarp you intend to buy, the quality and the thickness, and many others. Some people contest that the prices for these truck tarps are quite high and expensive, but in fact this can be very cost-effective considering all the benefit that you will get from using them. With that in mind, it is safe to say that if you have a truck or run a trucking or cargo company, then truck tarps are great investments that will give you excellent returns for your investment.

There are different materials that are used in making truck tarps. In general, these materials should be make of hard wearing fabric in order to ensure their longevity. To make them sturdier and stronger, the fabric is coated with PVC which provides them with better resistance against tear and abrasion as well as protects them from the harmful effects of ultra violet rays. This is worth noting since in most cases, your truck tarps will be exposed to the sun and other elements as you use them. Truck tarps can also be specially manufactured and treated to make them suitable for specific purposes like hauling agricultural or mining cargoes. Some truck tarps are specially manufactured for industrial and other severe applications.

Create Sections in Your Factories and Warehouses

Partitioning a large plant can be quite useful. It can help you make effective utilisation of your available space. At the same time, it can yield smaller workspaces that are more efficient and manageable. Erecting a permanent divider or wall will be costly. It could well be a hindrance too. This is especially so if you require flexibility or if your needs keep changing. To create temporary (or permanent) factory dividers without spending too much, factory and warehouse owners often use tarps. These tarps can enhance safety levels in the partitioned areas. In addition, they can reduce the volume of sound as well to boost the efficiency levels of your workers.

When you purchase polytarps from us, you will come across an extensive range of products. Our fabric wall and divider curtains are a cost-effective solution. They are ideal for use in areas that need partition systems. And, if you use them in enclosures, they make ideal covers for cattle and pig shelters. They can provide effective dust and air control, which is essential for keeping your belongings safe. This is regardless of whether your belongings comprise livestock, hay or crops or expensive machines and equipment.

As mentioned earlier, constructing a permanent wall will be costly. It could consume a lot of time as well. And, if you only require the divider for a few months, a permanent wall could well become an impediment. By using tarps as your industrial curtains, you will not have to spend much money. Tarps are easy to install and remove too. Moreover, in terms of flexibility and versatility, they are second to none. This is why you can consider using them as eco shelters for some time and as grain bunker tarps on other occasions. As divider curtains, these tarps can enhance privacy levels. In addition, they can provide a physical separation without compromising on flexibility or durability.

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

Low Energy Costs

When it comes to energy consumption, hoop structures provide a better option than the conventional pig shelters. This will of course depend on your own particular wants and needs. For instance, there is lesser need for installing ceiling fans or cooling units in hooped structures because they allow for excellent ventilation already with their open ends. This natural ventilation even allows for better air movement and circulation inside the hooped structure, and thereby helps to eliminate foul odors without the need for sophisticated ventilation equipment. Lights may also be necessary in hooped structures, but because of the open ends, natural light is able to better penetrate inside the hooped structure which then reduces the need to keep the lights turned on all day.

Building Hoop Structures for Pig Shelters

Hog raising is a lucrative business, considering that pork meat is very much in demand, and will probably always be. This is one of the reasons why many people are engaging in hog raising business, from small scale hog raisers to large industries and corporations. Nowadays, there are several options for hog raisers when it comes to their pig shelters, and one of these options are hooped structures. There are many reasons why such structures are becoming more and more popular among hog raisers, and we’ll outline them all in the following paragraphs along with some of their disadvantages to help you decide whether they fit your needs or not