Hay Tarp Pins are a much simpler solution for fastening your lightweight Protexia hay tarps. Simply push the 12" pins through the tarp fabric (will not damage tarp) and into the bottom bales, spaced about every 12' - 15'. On fresh hay bales, you may have to adjust the pins to maintain sufficient tension, due to settling of the fresh hay.
One bundle is enough for one Small Breathable Hay Tarp. For Large, or Extra Large Hay Tarps, order the 30 pack of hay pins.
Install pins every 12 to 15 feet along the long side of the hay stack. On the ends, use 5 pins: one at the top, one about halfway down on each side, and one at the bottom on each side. Install pins into the "meatiest" part of the bale, with the anti-turn spiked washers facing the tarp. The KEY method for taking advantage of the Protexia tarp fabric is TAUTNESS. Use any extra pins to pull any areas of slack or drooping TIGHT. Inspect the hay stack periodically to look for any signs of settling and readjust pins as necessary to keep the tarp tight enough to bounce a coin off of it. One technique, as pictured, is to step on the slack of the tarp so as to pull the fabric tight, and then hammer in the pin.
Just remember: If it ain't tight, it ain't right!
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