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BENEFITS OF USING SECURE COVERS

  • Cover your feed in half the time
  • Reusable, easy to store sheets with an unmatched 10 year UV warranty
  • Helps prevent plastic damage from hail, birds, deer, and more - including cows!
  • Reduce spoilage with increased silage-to-plastic contact and a tighter bunker edge seal
  • Eliminate unsightly, vermin infested tires
  • Sizes to cover any size bunker, pit, or pilewe

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Getting the best results with
your new Secure covers!

Bunkers and Piles

Preparation

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Step 1) Start with a well packed, smooth, domed bunker or pile. Low spots and insuffcient packing require additional weight on top of the Secure Cover in order to reduce air pockets and spoilage.


Covering

Step 2) Begin placing bunker cover plastic over your silage (an underlayment product under the bunker cover can also be used). Once enough plastic is pulled for a Secure Cover section, place the Secure Cover section on top, making sure the ROUGH SIDE IS FACING UP! -Secure Covers will help settle the plastic while still allowing you to adjust the plastic beneath

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Step 3) As you pull out additional plastic, continue to add additional Secure Cover sections

Securing

Step 4) Pull the Secure Covers and plastic tight. Place Secure Gravel Bags end to end along ALL plastic and Secure Cover seams and around the perimeter, making sure each Secure Cover section is overlapping by 1'-2'.

Step 5) Extra Secure Gravel Bags or weight may need to be placed in any low spots and on the leading edge.

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Retightening

Step 6) As your bunker or pile settles, it will be necessary to retighten the covers. This is easily done by walking around the outside edge and pulling up on the Secure Cover edges. The gravel bags will roll into the low spots and settle, keeping it tight.

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Use the following equation:


(W x L x T) ÷ 12 z 45 ÷ 2000 x $ =
Value of Spoiled Feed


W = the width of your bunker/pile in feet
L = the length of your bunker/pile in feet
T = the thickness of spoilage in inches
12 = dividing by 12 converts the previous measurements to cubic feet
45 = the assumed average density (pounds per cubic foot) of well packed silage
2,000 = pounds per ton of silage
$ = the value of your silage per ton

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Example: A 50' x 100' bunker with 6" of spoilage and corn silage valued at $50/ton.

(50 x 100 x 6) ÷ 12 x 45 ÷ 2000 x $50 = $2,812.50
6" of spoilage would cost you $2,812.50 every year.

Cost to protect this bunker with Secure Covers:
4 sections of 8mx16m (26.3' x 52.5') Secure Covers at $441 per section = $1,764.00
150 Secure Gravel Bag at $2.95 each = $442.50
Total of $2,206.50 for 10 years of protection or only $220.65 per year

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Summary:

If this was your bunker for $220.65 per year, you could save up to $2,812.50 per year in spoiled feed.
"AN INVESTMENT WORTH MAKING"

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How-To Guide

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Filling Material

Fill your Secure Gravel Bags with a smooth rock material; 3/4" pea gravel/stone is recommended since it is less abrasive than other rock and allows water to flow freely through it.

Filling Method

A large, traffic-type cone will work as a funnel to fill your Secure Gravel Bags. Simply cut off the tip and flip it upside down. This size works well with the size of a standard shovel. If you are filling large volumes, contact your local dealer or distributor for ways to build a permanent funnel.

Insert Zip Tie

Each Secure Gravel Bag comes with a heavy duty UV resistant zip tie. Pre-punch a hole with a screwdriver or awl to slide the zip tie through the fabric. Poke one end of the zip tie through the gravel bag about 1/2" in from the side seam and about 6" down (see picture A).

Filling Specifications

Each Secure Gravel Bag should be filled to a level approximately 3-4" below the zip tie position. Do not fill to the top(see [icture B). This extra space will allow the gravel to move and reduce pressure on the bag as it is dropped. The bags should weigh 30-35 lbs when filled. Weigh the bags for consistency.

Tying

Once filled, wrap the zip tie around and close it. Tighten by hand only. Do not over tighten(C)

Storage

Clean Secure Gravel Bags can be stacked on pallets and stored out of the sun.

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Secure Gravel Bags™ are made from the same wovven polyethylene material as Secure Covers™. Designed for easy handling, they are approximately 3' long, and come in three handle styles to suit you.

Secure Gravel Bags™ are easy to stack on a pallet and freely drain water when filled with the recommended 3/4" pea gravel or stone. Filled weight 30-35 pounds. Heavy duty zip tie included.

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  • Helps prevent wind from blowing under the plastic at the feeding edge
  • Creates a tight seal along your bunker wall
  • Secures Bag Armour® and Bale Armour®
  • Use with Secure Covers™ for the ultimate silage protection
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When applied over your bunker and pile plastic, tthe unique texture of Secure Covers™ reduce wind velocity over the surface of your plastic. The decrease in air flow allows Secure Covers™ to utilize tension to secure your plastic. Using tension instead of weight improves the silage to plastic contact which is one of the largest contributors to spoilage reduction on the surface of your silage. Secure Covers™ eliminate hours spent lugging unsightly tires that still leave your plastic exposed to damage from hail, birds and animals. Secure Covers™ - are the ultimate in feed storage protection.

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  • Cover your feed in half the time
  • Reusable, easy to store sheets with an unmatched 10 year UV warranty
  • Prevent plastic damage from hail, birds, deer, and other animals - including cows!
  • Reduce spoilage with increased plastic contact and a tighter bunker edge seal
  • Eliminate unsightly, vermin infested tires
  • Sizes to cover any size bunker, pile, and pit
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The Ultimate in Feed Storage Protection®


 

 

 

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Bag Armour can provide Secure Covers ®
type protection to any size silage or grain bag for
just pennies a bushel, or as little
as 25 cents a ton.

  • Gaurd against plastic damage from hail, birds, deer,
    animals and much more
  • Easy to apply any time of the year
  • Immediate protection
  • Reusable with an unmatched 10 year warranty
  • Ground to Ground or Crown Coverage available based on
    your protection needs

Protects Bales Too

  • Prevent birds, deer, pets and other animals from puncturing holes in inline wrapped bale tubes and bale stacks
  • Improve long-term quality of feed stored outdoors
  • Easy to apply any time of the year
  • Immediate protection
  • Reusable with an unmatched 10 year warranty
  • Sizes for any round or square bale tube or

Getting the best results with your new Bag armour!

Silage and Grain Bags

Crown Coverage

Step 1) Cover your filled silage and grain bags with sheets of Bag Armour, making sure the ROUGH SIDE IS FACING UP!

Step 2) Overlap each Bag Armour section by 1-2'.

Step 3) Hang weight in the form of Secure Gravel Bags every 10' and include all seams.
-Double Side Handle Secure Gravel Bags are recommended for this application. Use either a rope or a grommet and snap link assembly.

Step 4) Roll back the bag Armour sheets as you feed out of the bag. Be sure to keep plastic trimmed back to the face. If you have problems with birds feeding from the open portion, drape the face with Bag Armour. When you are finished with a sheet, fold and store clean flat sheets and Secure Gravel Bags out of the sun.

Ground to Ground Coverage

Step 1) Cover your filled silage and grain bags with sheets of Bag Armour, making sure the ROUGH SIDE IS FACING UP!

Step 2) Overlap each Bag Armour section by 1-2'.

Step 3) Pull the sheets tight and place Secure Gravel Bags end to
end on top of Bag Armour around the entire perimeter of the bag
to secure (see bottom photo).

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Secure Covers - The Ultimate in Silage Protection for Piles and Bunkers

Secure Covers are made from the highest quality, finely knitted, 7 year guaranteed UV stable polyethylene mesh. The Secure Cover is placed over the normal polythene silage sheet and weighted only at the edges and joins. Once fitted, Secure Covers' unique construction disperses wind gusts making sure that the silage sheet remains in place on the silage pit. Secure Covers effectively reduce surface waste by keeping the silage sheet in close contact with silage surface. The finely knitted mesh helps prevent bird damage to the silage sheet and when pulled down stops birds feeding on the feed face.

Strong and Secure

Secure Covers are so strong that they can prevent damage to the silage sheet from cats, dogs, people and even cattle.

The Tire-Less way to Protect Silage your Silage Pile

  • Eliminates the need for tires
  • Helps prevent bird damage to sheets and feed face
  • Prevents tire wire disease
  • Helps to reduce surface waste
  • Secure Gravel Bags will reduce shoulder waste
  • Unique mesh construction prevents fraying
  • Labor saving - quick and easy to use
  • Guaranteed UV stable for 7 years
  • Unmatched 6 months satisfaction guarantee

 

Secure covers enable the farmer to cover the pile in half the time as tires.

Secure covers protect feed from Hail storms, turkeys, coyotes, dogs, deer, birds are a threat to silage bunkers and piles.

Rats hide in the tires, they don't like secure cover and have to find a new home.

Secure covers require the bunker to be piled in a smooth arch.

The green sheets provide 80% shade and 80% of windbreak.

50-60 gravel bags stack nicely on a pallet vs tires all over the farm.

When you fill the gravel bags stick the zip tie about 6" from the end and fill the gravel (3/4 rock) 3"
below the zip tie. This allows the secure cover gravel bags to be flexible.

If the face of your feed is pointed North or West use double rows of bags to hold plastic and cover down on face.

When silage ferments after 3 weeks the secure cover will settle. If you simply lift the edge of the secure cover with the bag on and set it down, it will re tighten the cover after the feed ferments.



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Sizes Size in Feet Area in Sq. Ft. Weight in Lbs.
8m x 8m 26.3' x 26.3' 688.9 42.3
8m x 10m 26.3' x 32.8' 861.1 52.9
8m x 12m 26.3' x 39.4' 1,033.30 63.9
8m x 13m 26.3' x 42.6' 1,120.40 69
8m x 14m 26.3' x 45.9' 1,205.60 75
8m x 16m 26.3' x 52.5' 1,377.80 83.8
8m x 17m 26.3' x 55.8' 1,467.54 91.1
8m x 18m 26.3' x 59.2' 1,556.90 94.9
8m x 20m 26.3' x 65.5' 1,722.70 105.8
8m x 22m 26.3' x 72.2' 1,898.86 116.6
8m x 15m 26.3' x 82.0' 2,156.60 133.4
8m x 32m 26.3' x 105.1' 2,761.50 167.6
12m x 16m 39.4' x 52.5' 2,066.70 125.7
12m x 20m 39.4' x 65.5' 2,580.70 157.5

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A ROUND TIRE CAN'T SEAL AGAINST A FLAT WALL!

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Secure Gravel Bags fit snug where tires can't reach and provide an effective seal against bunker walls. Replace tires entirely when used with the Secure Covers System, or use to seal the bunker edge when used with only a bunker cover.

Cover your silage easier and with less manpower!

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  • Helps prevent wind from blowing under the plastic at the feeding edge
  • Creates a tight seal along your bunker wall
  • Secures Bag Armour® and Bale Armour®
  • Use with Secure Covers for the ultimate silage protection

Secure Gravel Bags are made from the same woven polyethylene material as Secure Covers. Designed for easy handling, they are approximately 3' long, and come in two handle styles to suit you. Secure Gravel Bags are easy to stack on a pallet and freely drain water when filled with the recommended 3/4" pea gravel/stone. Filled weight of 30-35 pounds.


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