shelter covers

Tarps in the Agricultural Sector

In the agricultural sector, tarps typically serve a wide range of applications. In many cases, farmers primarily rely on hay or bunker tarps for protecting their agricultural produce. To cite an example, after harvesting hay, farmers need to protect it from direct sunlight and precipitation. If left unprotected, hay could ferment quite rapidly or combust spontaneously. In addition, it could become mouldy or mildewed too. The use of high-quality tarps can serve to eliminate these occurrences.

 

Similarly, smaller farmers might not have the resources for constructing permanent structures. They will invariably require covered structures for protecting their crops or their equipment. These individuals can use tarps for making temporary storage structures. Tarps can offer superlative levels of protection from the sun, precipitation and pests. Polytex tarps come in varying sizes. So, finding a tarp of the right size for covering your equipment is not a problem at all.

 

In some cases, farmers have even used our shelter covers for protecting their outbuildings. This is especially so during the harvest season, when the walls or the roof of the structure might develop holes. Farmers seldom have time during the harvest season. So, by covering the hole with a tarp, they can afford to get by until the end of the harvest season, at which point they will be able to carry out the necessary repairs. Besides this, farmers also use our tarps for covering their products during transportation to the markets. This is necessary to prevent the dispersal of the produce during the transportation.

Customisable and Flexible Walling Options

Warehouse curtains and wall dividers can also help to improve the aesthetics of your facility. If you are thinking that all warehouse curtains look pretty much the same, then you’d be wrong since modern technology has allowed manufacturers to customise tarps which can be used as warehouse curtains and wall dividers. You can have your business logo and name written on the tarps to be used, and even have graphic elements printed on them should you wish to. In fact, there are many businesses who order shelter covers and have their business names and log and other graphic materials printed on the tarps.

Warehouse curtains and factory dividers made with tarps are also flexible walling options, and is great if you are looking for a temporary divider for your facility. They are sturdy and solid walling options, but they can also be easily taken down and moved or used in another section of the facility.

Quality Composting Covers from Polytex

If you are looking for top of the line composting covers, you can count on us to deliver. Here at Polytex, we spend time and effort in knowing your exact needs and requirements before we commence with the manufacturing process—the same principle we apply whether we’re making composting covers, eco shelters or other types of tarps for whatever purpose. We don’t just focus on the tarp and fabric itself, but we also take into consideration the compost base product and the geographical location as well. In addition, our composting covers can be manufactured with sleeved edges that allows you to insert pipes which is helpful in holding the tarp down in place using a cover clamp. Along that lined, the clamp arrangement allows you to release and pull back the tarp with ease so you can turn the windrow as needed.

As Australia’s leading tarp manufacturer and supplier, you can rely on our commitment to quick and quality service. So whether you want a quote or would like to discuss your composting cover needs, or would like to enquire about our other products factory dividers, grain bunker tarps and others, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Our team of experts is always ready to help you with your questions.

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 Options to Choose From

 

Polytex Tarpaulins provide ground sheets that are ideal for using in grain bunker systems. These sheets can provide dependable and cost effective protection for your grain. They can protect you from grain loss as well as contamination. You could consider utilising our bird control netting to enhance the functionality of your hay tarps. This netting will drape over and protect your grain from bird attacks effectively.

It is worth mentioning that several grain dealers and farmers alike use our harvest grain covers for securing their agricultural produce. We use only top-quality industrial fabrics for manufacturing our hay and grain tarps. In particular, we use fabrics from renowned brands such as Canvacon, Landmark and Tarpee in our tarps. This heightens the durability and versatility of our products. For instance, you could use our tarps to secure your grains during the harvest season. Thereafter, you could consider using them as shelter covers or warehouse divider walls as well.

With our grain storage tarps, you’ll easily be able to enhance your onsite storage capacity. At the same time, you will not need to sink a significant sum of money towards purchasing tarps either. With our tarps, you’ll be able to convert vast areas into effective onsite storage facilities for meeting your temporal needs.

Tarps are increasingly coming into use in a myriad of applications. Whether you need them to secure your harvest or as eco shelters or pig shelters, you need high-quality tarps that offer you the best value for your money. By making your purchases from Polytex, you can rest assured about the durability and versatility of your purchases. With over 50 years of experience in the fabric industry, we can give you tarps that best suit your needs. We specialise in fabricating long, large covers and bulk production runs for various tarps as well. As such, you can expect to receive your tarps in the least possible amount of time. Check out our entire range of products here.

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.

Tarps Tailored to Suit a Myriad of Requirements and Applications

At Polytex Tarpaulins, the quality of our products has contributed immeasurably to our reputation. Our products offer immense versatility. You could use our tarps as poultry curtains. Or, you could use them as truck tarps to keep your cargo and goods safe. But, in some cases, you will require tarps tailored to suit your measurements and requirements. This is where it makes perfect sense to shop with us.

Not only do we have an extensive experience in manufacturing tarps of all kinds of materials and sizes. We specialise in fabricating long, large covers and bulk production runs too. It is worth highlighting that we can manufacture over 15,000 square metres of tarps per day. In addition, we have immense experience in producing tarps suitable for use as cattle shade structures or dam liners. Above all, we can give you the guidance you seek when manufacturing custom tarps. Thus, you can rest assured about getting the best value for your money each time you place your order with us.

Readymade tarps are undoubtedly easy to find. Purchasing them can be even simpler. Depending on your requirements, you could use these tarps as shelter covers for various mining, military, agricultural or industrial purposes. But, you might not always have a situation where a one-size-fits-all approach will work. In such situations, you will need to shop for custom tarps. Custom tarps typically offer higher levels of customisation, tailored to suit your needs perfectly. In addition, they will offer better coverage than readymade tarps as well

Why Choose Polytex for All Your Tarpaulin Needs

The tarps we provide serve a myriad of needs. You could use them in aircraft hangars and facilities. Alternatively, you could use them in automotive manufacturing or repair facilities. The durability of our tarps makes them ideal for use in facilities requiring hazardous material control. And, our tarps also come into use in sandblasting and spray painting facilities too.

When you want hay tarps with prompt delivery timelines, think of us. Polytex has state-of-the-art facilities equipped with machines that use cutting-edge technology. This enables us to manufacture more than 15,000 square metres of tarps each day. Ideally situated in the hub of freight lines from Queensland to South Australia, our facilities make it easier for us to ship our products to any corner of the country with minimal fuss. For more information on our shelter covers, or any other information pertaining to our products, don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 059 003.

Posts and Foundations for Your Cattle Shade Structure

Posts and foundations form a crucial part of the whole cattle shade structures. Even though you may have the best shade cloth at hand, if the support is not durable and strong, then the whole structure will simply collapse whenever there is a strong wind. This may also happen even if there is no wind to cause stress on the structure, as the dead weight of the shade cloth, if too heavy for the support, will eventually cause the wholes structure to fail.

Thus, you’ll want to make sure that you are using structural grade steel in the construction of cattle shade structures. In addition, use solid and well-constructed foundation since the weight of the shade fabric along with the different types of loads will be transferred through the whole structure and into the foundation in the ground.

In general, concrete is used as footing and foundation for the whole structure—not just cattle shade structures but for all other structures like eco shelters or shelter covers. Care must be taken in their construction since they need to be able to transfer the weight and the stress to the ground and at the same time prevent it from lifting. The posts are usually attached to a wide steel plate, which is then bolted to the concrete footing or foundation before they are covered with soil. The footings and foundation, after concreting will need ample time to cure, and when it does, only then should the shade cloths be attached to them.