Polytex Ratch-e-tarp for the Hay Industry

By: Elizabeth Horsfall

Posted on: 2015-05-25

The well know Ratch-e-tarp has proved to be a hay tarp winner within the hay industry. Many hay producers are using the Polytex Ratch-e-tarp to cover their hay stacks. 1 bale wide (2.4m) by 10 bales long (12m). When stacks are constructed 4 to 5 bales high it makes it an ideal ‘truck load stack’

As a hay tarp the Polytex Ratch-e-tarp is a time saving innovation becase it utilises webbing and ratchets to secure the tarpaulin very quickly & securely using a minimum amount of tie downs to fasten the hay tarp against wind. It is well known that eyelet tie downs are not successful or sufficient to secure hay tarps against wind damage. The most important feature of a hay tarpaulin is to keep it tight therefore protecting the hay cover as well as the product being covered.

The ratchet tarp is also used in the cotton industry for the covering of square modules (8’ x 40’) Also another innovation of Polytex is the Emergency Round Bale Ratch-e-tarp for the cover of Cotton Round Bales when they are damaged.

The Polytex Ratch-e-tarp is protected by IP Australia registrations.