2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #09
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Secure Covers System Protects Your Feed Investment Without Tires
No tires are needed for covering a bunker silo with the new Secure Covers. Lay down the plastic sheet. But, instead of covering it with tires, roll out the durable woven mesh blanket.
  "When wind goes over a plastic covered silage pile, it lifts the plastic the way an airplane lifts", explains Jim Kautz, Bag Man LLC, US distributor for Secure Covers. "They were developed in England nine years ago to prevent bird damage. As an added benefit, farmers found that they no longer needed to use tires to hold the plastic down and the quality of the feed increased."
  The Secure Covers mesh is made from virgin high-density polyethylene, guaranteed against UV breakdown for seven years. They are strong enough to protect from hail damage and to prevent animals from puncturing the plastic below. Kautz does expect the Secure Covers to be recyclable when replacement is necessary.
  Meanwhile, it's the tires that can be recycled, suggests Kautz. "The Secure Covers eliminate all the problems that come with tires. From mosquitoes in the summer, tire wire in the feed when one goes through the TRM, to sore backs after throwing hundreds of tires down."
  Covering silage bags with Secure Covers gives excellent protection from hail, birds, and animal damage. Gravel Bags, which are 3-ft long, have handles and are placed end-to-end on the perimeter of bunkers, piles, or bags.
  Secure Covers are bird-proof, hail-proof and carry a seven-year warranty. They eliminate the need for tires while protecting your feed from spoiling.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bag Man LLC, P.O. Box 162, Hammond, WI 54015 (ph 1-800-796-5333 or www.afsbagman. com).

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2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10