Many thanks to Richard West, Stocken Farm, Princes Risborough for this picture of his multiple straw stacks covered by Performer tarpaulins. Mr West first purchased Performer tarps in 2013 and has made multiple tarp purchases since then and has added two extra tarps this season, proof of their use for long term storage and life.
With thanks for pictures from Mr Stephen Jones. Maltings Farm. Brisley, Norfolk, who purchased 2 x P2554sq tarps in 2013 and a further 2 x P2554Sq taps in 2015, and sent us these 3 pictures on Aug 15th 2016
Contact PFC before stacking round bales, you will require the under-ropes or strapping prior to constructing your stack, round bale have not got stings to connect too.
Your stack tarpaulin is only as strong as your anchor point, ropes or our under-strapping under each row of bales from one side to the other is the only secure anchor
Always remember to peak the stack, sheds water, tighter tarp, longer tarp life
P2854Rd for 4' bales in a 4, 3, 2, 1 pyramid --- 120 bales under each sheet
P3554Rd for 4' bales in a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pyramid --- 180 bales under each sheet
P3554Rd for 5' bales in a 4, 3, 2, 1 pyramid ---120 bales under each sheet
Square bale stacks always remember to peak the stack, sheds water, tighter tarp, longer tarp life
You can stack 1 eight foot bale wide up to 5 eight foot bale wide stacks for optimum performance from our tarpaulins
P1454sq for 8' bales with a one bale wide stack --- 12 x six string bales and 18 x 4 string bales on each layer, height of stack is your choice, always stack to a safe working height
P2554sq for 8' bales with a two bale wide stack --- 24 x six string bales and 36 x 4 string bales on each layer, height of stack is your choice, always stack to a safe working height
P3554sq for 8' bales with a three bale wide stack --- 36 x six string bales and 54 x 4 string bales on each layer, height of stack is your choice, always stack to a safe working height
P4548sq for 8' bales with a four bale wide stack --- 44 x six string bales and 64 x 4 string bales on each layer, height of stack is your choice, always stack to a safe working height
P6048sq for 8' bales with a five bale wide stack --- 55 x six string bales and 80 x 4 string bales on each layer, height of stack is your choice, always stack to a safe working height
The Performer range of bale tarpaulins are available in widths from 4.2metres (14 ft) up to 22metres (72ft) and can cover stacks up to 17metres (56ft) wide. Sheets are available in lengths of 14.3m (47ft) up to 16.1m (53ft). The tarpaulin itself is manufactured from high strength, UV treated poly-weave fabric with 7-8 years UV protection
Each sheet comes as standard with extra strength ropes, that use a unique Super Cinch and J-Hook, and this enables the sheet to be quickly and tightly secured.
Large square bales the J-Hook attaches to the string and the rope feeds back through the Super Cinch for a simple securing mechanism that is robust and secure. With round bales ropes or under-strapping (seat belt style webbing) can be supplied, which is placed under the bales and is used to anchor the tarp
In addition, incorporated into the hem of each tarpaulin are plastic pipe inserts, designed to keep the sheet rigid, and for the anchor ropes to pull evenly across the full width of the sheet, but still allow it to be quickly folded back in 1.2metre (4ft) sections on itself and then re-tightened using the ‘Super Cinch’. The hem also includes a rain flap that deflects water away from the sides of the stack
SUPER CINCH - The Ultimate tie-down system
Each Performer bale tarpaulin utilises the unique "Super Cinch" tie-down system to ensure it is quickly and tightly secured, which will avoid the sheet flapping in the wind, the sheets are designed for a longer life span and better protection of your bales. At the end of each securing rope is a steel J-hook that anchors into a bale string on large square bales or either rope or under-strapping (webbing) laid under stack for round bales to provide a secure anchor point. The "Super Cinch" is then used to tighten the securing rope, and enables the person installing to apply up to 150Kg of pressure on each tie down point which is increased if two people install the tarpaulin
Proof of the Performer Tarpaulin strength is in the picture below
Hurricane force winds over 3 days, the shed dismantles in the wind and the galvanised tin from the shed roof cutting the sheet, but the sheet remains in position