- Nov 16, 2008
- Reaction score
- SW tip of Virginia
Tarp needs a string in every eyelet and down and tied to something heavy. A string or rope underneath the rolls as you stacked them and come up and tie in the eyelet would be perfect. But too late for that nowSomebody offer me a suggestion. That tarp has just about fallen off in less than 24 hours, and it even windy.
I don't think these silage tarps would hold an eyelet. I tied a golf ball in them, and it's holding for nowTarp needs a string in every eyelet and down and tied to something heavy. A string or rope underneath the rolls as you stacked them and come up and tie in the eyelet would be perfect. But too late for that now
Good hay tarps are expensive, but will last several years. They have sewn in strap loops. I normally tie the loops to the rope/twine laid under the hay. But, you can slide a pipe or metal conduit into the loops and then tie the pipe or EMT conduit to screw-in ground fasteners or concrete blocks or heavy timbers laid on the ground. Tarp must be kept tight to keep it from flapping and moving.Reinforced with poly rope, the heavy duty hay tarps from Mytee Products are available in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. Purchase hay cover tarps today!www.myteeproducts.com
Lay down heavy (square bale) plastic twine or rope on the ground before you stack the hay. Two pieces under each row of bales as you stack it. That puts twine about every two feet. Leave several feet sticking out. Stack hay in a 3-2-1 configuration. Tight uniform hay is easy to stack. Loose tapered hay is more difficult. Put the tarp on. You can put rope on the tarp and pull it over the stack. Tie the twine to the tarp holddown points. As the hay settles, retie the twine to keep it tight. Ties the ends together with twine to keep the wind from getting under it. These tarps will last several years if they are tied down well.