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Portable Pipe Shelters Shade Livestock
“We build our livestock shade structures out of galvanized pipe that weighs about 3 1/2 lbs. per foot, so they’re not going to blow over even in windy conditions and rainstorms,” says Kevin Dockery of Klene Pipe Structures. “I’ve been here 15 years and have never had a customer say theirs has blown over and we’ve sold them in just about every state, including Alaska.”
  Klene started building its uniquely designed portable shades for hog farmers in 1949 and has been building larger shades for horses and other livestock for 20 years.
  “We use 2 1/2-in. 10 ga. galvanized tubing for our shade structures,” Dockery says. The 10-ft. square by 9-ft. tall model is ideal for one or two horses. It’s completely portable and comes with 80 percent UV blocking shade cloth that has triple-stitch hems with rust-resistant grommets. The cloth attaches with tarp ball bungee cords, covering the top and extending 6 ft. down one side. The unit weighs just under 600 lbs. and sells for $1,595.
  A larger 10 ft. by 20-ft. structure is ideal for cattle and other livestock. It’s available from 7 to 10 ft. heights to accommodate animals of all sizes. The unit is built on skids with two runners for portability. The skid is the only part that touches the ground, so its easy to move around. Klene supplies the framing and the buyer is responsible for purchasing the cloth shade and adding a wood frame around the top to support it. Call for pricing and shipping costs to your location.
  “We’ve sold these frames to all types of livestock producers who use them in feedlots, pastures and corrals,” Dockery says. “They bolt together with strong corner brackets and the weight of the framing holds them in place, even when a large group of stock is using them. The animals step over the base piping and don’t seem to bother the corner posts. The frames are built very sturdy so they last a long time. We’ve got more than 20 years of satisfied customers to support our quality claim.”
   Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Klene Pipe Structures, 529 N. Anderson St., Greensburg, Ind. 47240 (ph 812 614-4364; www.klenepipe.com).

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