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Heavy tarp for gravity wagon

Postby angus9259 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:06 am

I store grain in gravity wagons. Coons and woodchucks are getting bad - which I'm dealing with in multiple ways. One way is I need to get a good cover on these wagons. Anyone know of a tarp strong enough to tighten up that will keep coons out? I was looking at some canvas tarps but the literature says they tear if tightened down too much?
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Re: Heavy tarp for gravity wagon

Postby M-5 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:20 am

Best thing you can do is find a commercial roofing company in your area, tell them you want a single ply tarp made they should have PVC or tpo . it's welded together and easy enough to add grommets . I have seen folks build a roof with 2x4 and metal then just build an access hole hatch
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Re: Heavy tarp for gravity wagon

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:41 am

I've had critters chew through those heavy duty plastic barrels, so I don't see a tarp slowing them down myself.
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Re: Heavy tarp for gravity wagon

Postby dun » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:20 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:I've had critters chew through those heavy duty plastic barrels, so I don't see a tarp slowing them down myself.

Same deal with heavy canvas
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Re: Heavy tarp for gravity wagon

Postby hillbilly beef man » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:51 am

I throw a couple of sheets of 3/4 inch plywood over my gravity wagon after i get it filled up. I have never had any trouble with critters getting in it.
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