Securing Hay Tarps and Other Tarpaulins

By: polytex_admin

Posted on: 2020-11-17

Tarpaulins are essential in industry and agriculture for protecting materials and spaces, and this cannot be done unless they are properly secured. It is also vital to protect the tarp itself from unnecessary damage and improve its lifespan. The prolonged movement of hay tarps such as flapping in the wind can cause major damage. There are many different methods of securing a tarp, including ropes, ratchets, weights, and studs. Each of these will be used for different purposes such as securing flat tarps, bunkers, or stacked bale hay tarps.

The simplest method of securing tarpaulins is using weights to hold it against the ground; this is only useful for tarps directly on the ground. Ratchets are another method of securing tarps; these are the best way to prevent wind damage to highly placed hay tarps. These secure the tarp around the top of the hay bale tightly to prevent the wind from catching underneath. The Polytex Ratch-e-Tarp is a high-quality tarpaulin product making use of ratchets.

Grommets are metal eyelets that are punched into the edges of tarpaulins; these can be used in a couple of ways. The first involves using ropes to secure these to a point on the ground such as a peg and spring to absorb force. This method is best for large surface areas such as grain bunkers. The other is using a bungee rope passed through all eyelets to secure hay tarps; this is best for securing a tarp around something like over the top of hay bales.

To learn more about installing tarpaulins for agriculture and hay tarps, contact Polytex.