Bale Covers

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Hay Bale Covers

  • Bale covers come complete with ratchet straps, 15" end flaps with draw cord for sealing the ends. Rod for long sides NOT included. We recommend using 5/8" rebar or 1/2" galvanized pipe.
  • The Cover can be stretched tighter because the ratchet buckle system is spreading the pull equally all the way down the side of the tarp.
  • Covered hay will reduce loss due to mold and rot by 20% to 33%.
  • Hems are reinforced with heavy duty rot resistant 1-1/2" polypropylene webbing.
  • Covered hay reduces nutrient loss, and retains high quality.
  • Hay that is covered will command a higher price than uncovered hay.
  • Bale covers save you money in building costs, taxes, and insurance.
  • When properly used, many seasons of use can be expected.
  • 6.3 oz fabric: sunlight resistant-ultraviolet inhibitors are in the fabric and the coating.
  • Bale covers are waterproof and mildewproof.
  • Hems are double lock stitch sewn with 3 ply polyester thread which is stronger than cotton.
Hay Bale Covers
Stock Number Finished Size Bale Size Covers # of Bales Number of ratchets Price
BC2848 28' x 48' 5' x 4' 72 12 each, 6/side $494.72
BC3348 33' x 48' 6' x 5' 54 12 each, 6/side $579.77
Note: Custom and additional stock sizes available, call for a quotation.
Prices subject to change without notice.
Important Hay Bale Facts

The major cause of failure for any bale cover is wind whip. This happens when grommets or web loops pull out. The Rainbow Bale Cover System doesn't use grommets or web loops. Our bale covers feature web reinforced rod pockets and ratchet straps that hooks over a rod (you furnish), and ratchet tight. Fold the flap over the end of the stack, and draw the rope tight, it cinches down like the tarp on a Conastoga Wagon. After the hay has settled, re-tighten the ratchets and draw ropes.

Each end has a flap that overhangs the end of the bales by 15". The flap has a draw rope that, when tightened, prevents wind from blowing up under the tarp.

The tarp is anchored using the weight of the bales to hold it down. No spikes to drive, no bale nails. Just lay the straps on the ground and stack the bales on top and ratchet it down.