livestock shade structures

Use High Quality Fabrics from Polytex

Your fabric building does so much for you that the least you can do is make sure it is cleaned, inspected, and maintained regularly. Doing so reduces the possible risk of damage to your fabric building and makes it durable so you can use it for longer.

By maintaining your fabric building, you will require less repairs, which makes sense financially and economically. If you are using your structure in your day to day business, you are, in a sense, affecting your livelihood when you fail to take proper care of your building.

Another way to make sure that can use your fabric structure for longer is to use only high quality fabrics in the first place. If you are looking for such fabrics, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Our durable fabrics are used in a wide variety of purposes including livestock shade structures, factory dividers, bunker tarps and more. With our durable fabrics, you will have fabric structures that you can count on virtually anywhere, anytime.

Increasing The Lifespan Of Fabric Buildings, Like Temporary Storage Structures And Others

Many owners of fabric buildings, whether they’re temporary storage structures, eco shelters, cattle shade structures and others, think that once the building’s set up, they don’t need to do anything else. This is one of the mistakes that owners of such structures commonly make.

Although these fabric structures and buildings are durable, this doesn’t mean that they are invincible. They will get damaged especially if they are not cared for properly. This becomes even truer if the fabric and frames used aren’t of the best quality. Many buildings and items won’t last long without proper care and maintenance. This includes fabric structures and buildings.

Fabric buildings provide an excellent alternative for concrete buildings for various reasons. They can be used as farm and hay sheds where you can store your hay, farm equipment and other farming tools. They can also be used as livestock shade structures for different farm animals.

There are many other uses of fabric buildings. In any case, if you want to make sure that you’ll be able to enjoy using your fabric buildings and structures, you’ll need to take certain steps and precautions to ensure that they last you for a reasonably long time.

Overview Of Livestock Shade Structures

Are you planning to build numerous shade structures for your livestock business? The Livestock shade structures main purpose is to provide the needed shade and covering of farm animals like cows during summer. Let me give you further enlightenment on livestock shade, types of livestock shade available in the market including other concerns that will affect your final decision on what particular livestock shade structure will you build.

What is a livestock shade structure?

Livestock shade structures may come in the form of a permanent or portable unit. Its design is to provide enough shading for all kinds of livestock animals, particularly those that are left on pasture areas.  The material component of this type of structure is either from wood or steel pipe and supported by a fabric cloth (polypropylene) which can offer approximately 80 percent of shading.

As mentioned, the livestock shade structures can be built either permanent structure or portable (can be moved around). The portable structure is becoming popular because it is less expensive and can be relocated where the cattle and other animals are grazing. The average size of portable livestock shade structures is around 25 feet by 42 feet.

The type of fabric material used depends on the amount of shading needed as well as the type of type of animal concerned. If you don’t have a clear idea of the best-recommended fabric material that will offer maximum shading for your livestock, better consult an expert with relevant experience in the construction of livestock shade structures.

What to consider before building the livestock shade structures?

There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to building shade structures for your livestock and mostly include the following:

  • The preferred site where you plan to install a livestock shade structure must have proper drainage.
  • It would be appropriate to choose a location which is at least 200 feet away from any water source.
  • The site where you plan to construct a livestock shade structure must be at least 300 feet from a down-gradient well.
  • Lastly, the site where the livestock structure will stand must not be nearer to any building or structure because the flow of air may be obstructed. If possible build the livestock shade structures at least 50 feet away.
  • The distance to water source, mineral including the livestock shade structure itself must be carefully planned during the designing phase.
  • When positioning the long axis of the shade structure it should be at the north-to-south direction to ensure the area is kept dry. In case the shade structure is designed to contain the animals under its shade, then, position the long axis to the east-to-west.

How to prolong the service life of livestock shade structures?

If properly designed and constructed from top quality materials livestock shade structures can offer longer years of service. However, the fabric material used as shading can deteriorate over time due to continuous exposure to extreme weather conditions and may require replacement. You could extend the service life of the fabric material by storing it properly when not in use.

If you want to succeed with the construction of your livestock shade structures talk to any of the experts at Polytex and be guided on the design and the recommended fabric materials suited.

Keep Your Cargo Secure with Heavy-Duty Trucking Tarpaulins

Keeping your poultry and livestock comfortable in all-weather conditions is important. Leaving your animals exposed to the hot rays of the sun or in cold conditions can be counterproductive. This is why farmers devote a significant amount of their time towards building comfortable and ventilated livestock shade structures. In some cases, building permanent facilities can be quite prohibitive in terms of cost. In this scenario, farmers often turn to tarpaulins for meeting their objectives. After all, quality polytarps can make effective eco shelters.

 

But, tarpaulins do not only come into use in the agricultural or farming sectors. They are quite popular in factories, manufacturing units, warehouses and mining establishments as well. Whether you want to protect your machinery from the elements or meet your temporary warehousing requirements, tarps will be able to provide satisfactory solutions in almost any kind of situation.

 

Polytex Tarpaulins is the supplier of choice for all kinds of tarpaulins. Whether you need big or heavy-duty tarps, we can provide exactly what you need. Our bunker covers are highly popular throughout the country because they can cover extremely large stockpiles for bulk mulch producers. When you want to protect your crops, hay or machines from the sun, rain or hail, our grain bunkers and hay tarps can be ideal. Thus, it is hardly surprising that several agricultural, industrial and mining establishments source their tarps from us.

 

In the transportation sector too, large and heavy-duty tarps can be invaluable. Trucks come in a diverse range of sizes. The smaller ones are useful for transporting the personal possessions of people who are moving houses. The larger vehicles are ideal for commercial purposes. They are useful for transporting goods and products from the manufacturing units to warehouses and distribution centres. In addition, they are ideal for transporting the bulky raw materials used in the industrial sector.

 

Trucks do not merely transport valuable cargo from one place to another. They can carry other materials as well. For instance, many waste removal companies have fleets of trucks to collect junk from residential and commercial facilities. In addition, trucks often carry sand, cement and other similar materials to and from construction sites across the country. This necessitates the need for keeping the cargo secure. Just as hay sheds serve to protect the hay they contain, trucks require tarpaulins to protect the cargo they are carrying.

 

It is worth highlighting that leaving the cargo of a truck uncovered could be counterproductive. High-speed winds could easily scatter the cement or waste along the route the trucks take. Similarly, rain or hail could easily damage valuable cargo that the truck is carrying. So, whether you operate a pickup truck, a flatbed truck or a dump truck, you will need to keep your cargo or load secure. To eliminate these concerns, truck drivers often require heavy-duty and large tarps.

 

As mentioned earlier, Polytex supplies a diverse range of tarpaulins to a myriad of industries and business sectors in the country. We also specialise in manufacturing custom-made trucking and machinery covers in variable sizes. Our trucking rollovers and rollback covers are in high demand in the transportation sector. In addition, when truck drivers need replacement trucking covers, they will usually source their truck tarps from us. Unlike other tarpaulin manufacturing companies, we can do production bulk runs of specific trucking covers with minimal fuss.

 

Truckers are responsible for delivering the cargo undamaged to the desired location. But, this is often not so easy to accomplish. En route to the destination, truckers typically need to face an assortment of challenging conditions such as uneven roads, harsh weather conditions etc. Without a tarpaulin, these individuals would hardly be able to arrive at the destination with undamaged cargo. This is why many truckers don’t think twice about investing in quality tarps. The additional expenses involved in purchasing tarps often becomes worthwhile because of the value that these products offer.

 

At Polytex, we specialise in supplying fully welded PVC tarpaulins and covers. We use state-of-the-art welding machines to produce tarps that feature:

 

  • Fully welded seams
  • Welded reinforcement wear strips
  • Welded rope edges and,
  • Welded sleeves

 

Our computerised facility enables us to provide highly accurate cuts of high quality that make our tarpaulins the best in the market. It is worth mentioning that we only use premium quality 900 GSM PVC fabrics for manufacturing tarps. This is why you can expect to receive optimal value for your money each time you shop for bunker tarps or dam liners with us.

 

Finding a quality truck tarp is not easy. These tarps come in a diverse range of sizes. In addition, not all tarps are ideal for securing all kinds of cargo. To meet your specific requirements, consult the specialists at Polytex. As the tarp supplier of choice, we have years of experience in manufacturing tarps for a myriad of purposes. We can give you truck and grain bunker tarps that are waterproof, tear-resistant and mould-proof as well. Our tarps will not only last you for years. They will protect your cargo and your investments too. To share your requirements, call us at 1300 059 003.

 

Obtain Quality PVC Tarps to Meet a Myriad of Requirements and Objectives

Using poly tarps in a wide range of applications is quite common throughout Australia. Their versatility makes these tarps cost effective as well as worthwhile purchases. Many Australians use these tarps to protect their vehicles from the elements. However, the use of tarps is quite widespread in the rural, commercial and industrial arena. These tarps make effective floor and roof sheets that are vital in the building sector. They also make effective warehouse divider walls that enable the facility owners to create several self-contained units in a large warehouse.

PVC tarps are a boon in the agricultural sector too. Farmers often keep their fingers crossed as they hope for an abundant harvest. An abundant harvest ensures that farmers get just reward for their toils. But, a plentiful harvest also raises the problem of storage. Not all farmers have the wherewithal to construct permanent barns on their properties. At the same time, leaving your hay or produce exposed to the elements is not an appealing option either. In these circumstances, grain bunker tarps can protect your harvest from the elements and all kinds of rodents.

Since the 1990s, Polytex Tarpaulins has been a leading manufacturer of quality tarpaulin products. We have over 50 years of experience in the domain accumulated over three generations. This experience and knowledge has helped us manufacture tarps that are long-lasting, sturdy and immensely versatile. Whether you need cattle shade structures or factory dividers, our tarps will offer optimal value for your money. This is why many commercial and rural facilities across the country utilise our products.

In the agricultural and industrial sectors, the use of large machines and equipment is essential. Not many people can afford to purchase these massive machines. In many cases, even hiring these machines can be quite expensive. Naturally, you wouldn’t want to leave these machines out in the open. Instead, you could simply cover the machine with a poly tarp to protect it from the elements. In fact, you could use these tarps in your livestock shade structures too. In cold and inclement weather, these tarps could keep your animals warm and comfortable.

 

Premium Hay Tarps Offer Immense Versatility to Australian Farmers

X-factors are qualities that are hard to define. Yet, they often go a long way towards enhancing the value of any object by several notches. The Australian farmer has, for ages, needed cost effective and durable solutions for protecting their investments. This is vital when it comes to producing an abundant harvest.

 

But, crops and hay are susceptible to the vagaries of the weather. They are prone to attacking an assortment of rats and other rodents as well. This is where premium-quality tarpaulins offer the best value for money. Not only do they offer high-quality protection that doesn’t involve spending a lot of money. They offer immense versatility as well. Hence, you would not need to think twice about using your hay tarps in your livestock shade structures or for meeting your temporary storage requirements.

 

Since the 1990s, Polytex Tarpaulins has become the supplier of choice for affordable and superior-quality tarps. We have more than 50 years of experience over three generations in the Australian fabrics industry. This knowledge has been valuable in manufacturing tarps that offer optimum value to the Australian farmer. At the same time, our products have found widespread use in other sectors as well. Many businesses in the construction, mining and industrial sectors use our tarps as warehouse divider walls or factory dividers. This attests to the high standards and quality of our tarps.

Proper Care and Maintenance of Composting Covers

Another important factor that can help protect and prolong the life of your composting covers—and other types of tarps used as livestock shade structures for instance—is proper storage. More often than not it can be tempting to leave the covers on the ground beside the windrows even when they’re not in use. However, this leaves the covers exposed to rain and the ultra violet rays from the sun, both of which can cause undue damage to the covers. Thus, whenever you remove the composting covers off the windrows, be sure to keep them stored in a dry area. In line with this, be sure that the storage area is free from any rodents or pests that can chew holes into the composting covers. All these may sound like extra work, but the benefits of a longer service life will more than compensate for the effort.

It should be noted that composting covers can be much heavier when they are wet. Thus, this makes them a bit more challenging when being removed. Actually, the same is true for all other tarps used for other purposes like hay tarps and others. As such, it is recommended that they are not immediately taken off after a severe or heavy rainfall, and that they should be left to dry as much as possible before being removed. When they are heavy, it will require more effort and force to remove them, and when done carelessly, this can result to the composting cover tearing.

Tearing is perhaps the biggest challenges with regard to composting covers. In fact, this is also the biggest problems or other tarps used in other endeavours like shelter covers for instance. Even the high quality composting covers can be a victim of such issue when handled improperly and carelessly. But there are actually several ways to keep this from happening.

For one, never pull the covers using equipment or tools that have sharp metal edges or pointed ends that can cut or pierce the composting covers. Another factor that can contribute to this issue is improper set up. When the composting cover is improperly set up, the strong pulling forces on smaller areas of the composting covers can cause it to tear. Thus, when setting up composting covers, the pulling forces should be evenly spread throughout the fabric. It should be spread evenly over the compost pile and grab loops can be used to hold them in place. This also actually applies to tarps used for other purposes like cattle shade structures for instance.

Many Benefits of Shelter Covers

It should be noted though that bad odours can still be a problem even if moisture is controlled. As such, some people often make use of products that can help to reduce the development of bad odours. These products can prevent or discourage the development of the microbes that causes the bad odours, and at the same time helps to promote the growth of beneficial microbes. Some of these products are technologically advanced, and because they are usually water-based or mixed with a good amount of water before they are sprayed onto the compost pile, they can be considered environment-friendly and safe. These are pretty similar to compounds used to remove or minimise odours in livestock shade structures.

There are also products which do not only do the above, but they also help to create a much better version or compost quality and even helps to hasten the composting process which then saves time and operation costs. For large manufacturers of composts, this is something worth considering.

Before making of composting covers though, there are certain things that needs to be considered. For instance, the composting site should have good draining conditions. Without proper drainage, the water that slides off of the covers will just accumulate in the ground where they fall and cause ponding around the compost pile or the windrows. In addition, the composting piles should be set up so that a peak is formed and a reasonable slope is formed so that the water slides of easily and doesn’t accumulate on the composting cover itself, which is sometimes the case when the top of the windrow is flat or forms a plateau.

There are several others considerations that must be taken in mind when it comes to using composting covers.

Eliminate the Hassle of Erecting Permanent Storage Structures by Using Weatherproof Tarps

People who toil daily in their fields will know best the value of a plentiful harvest. An abundant yield can undoubtedly make all the hours of hard labour in the fields seem worthwhile. To many people, it might seem that a good harvest can get rid of all kinds of headaches. But, plentiful harvests do end up creating a different kind of headache i.e. the headache of storing the produce safely. After all, not everyone has temporary warehousing space for storing this yield.

When farmers need to cope with seasonal peaks, they will invariably consider all their onsite storage options. Many Australian farmers use grain storage bunkers and silos for storing their agricultural produce. Prudent farmers often construct these structures onsite. This enables them to increase the volume of grain that they can store onsite. Constructing these structures is not only worthwhile, but also cost effective in the long run. Unfortunately, not all farmers have the means to pay for the construction of these structures. As a result, they need to rely on utilising temporary storage structures that are more affordable and flexible.

For many years, farmers across the country have utilised tarps for a myriad of purposes. For some, tarps offer immense utility as cattle or livestock shade structures. These structures keep the cattle comfortable and protected from the elements. Others use tarps for securing their hay from the elements. For instance, hay and grain bunker tarps can keep your grain safe in all-weather conditions. More importantly, these tarps can protect your crops from a variety of rodents and pests too.

Use High-Quality Truck Tarpaulins to Safeguard Your Business Assets and Cargo

Grain bunker tarps and hay tarps are easy to spot all over Australia. These tarps are invaluable for farmers, especially during the harvest season. Not many farmers can afford to set up permanent storage structures for storing their agricultural produce. Leaving them out in the open could leave them exposed to the elements. Alternatively, leaving the crops uncovered could render them susceptible to attacks by rats and other kinds of pests. In either scenario, leaving your grain or hay uncovered could nullify months of hard labour.

But, tarps do not merely come into use in the agricultural sector. They are invaluable in industries and factories as well. If you have a large expanse of space and want to partition it, you might consider the merits of erecting a wall. However, a wall will be inconvenient if your requirements are temporary in nature. In this scenario, tarps can be very handy. You could use them to create factory dividers or warehouse divider walls. Thereafter, once you have accomplished your objectives, you could easily remove these tarps and put them away for subsequent use.

At Polytex Tarpaulins, we specialise in manufacturing big tarpaulins to suit a myriad of applications. Our products are ideal for use in the agricultural, industrial, mining and transportation sectors. The high quality and versatility of our tarpaulins makes them ideal for use as livestock shade structures in farms. At the same time, you could use them to meet your temporary warehousing needs as well.

People in the transportation sector, often use flatbed trucks and other vehicles for transporting goods and other cargo. Some individuals transport their property by trucks as well. In either instance, large and small materials can easily fly out of the back of the truck when the truck is in motion. This will naturally result in the loss of materials or cargo. The material will invariably end up littering the roads. Even worse, it could end up hitting vehicles and motorists that are directly behind the truck too.