Hay Tarps | Hay Stack & Bale Covers

Fleximake hay tarps (also known as hay tarpaulins or hay covers) are specially designed for temporary and long-term storage of your hay bales. Our hay tarps are made of heavy-duty, puncture-resistant, waterproof, polyethylene (PE) materials which enables you to protect your hay bale stacks under pouring rain, scorching sun and heavy winds. Our tarp material is UV stabilized and resists peeling or cracking of cover due to sunlight. High quality, durable Australian made Fleximake hay tarps can last up to 3 years.

We offer tarps with several tie-down methods such as eyelets/anchor screws, heavy duty tie-down loops, ratchet/ webbing and sleeving for metal pipe tie down to suit the environment condition on your site. These will ensure the protection of the hay and keep them in a healthy state even under the worst weather conditions. Fleximake manufacture a wide range of standard sizes of hay tarps to cover both square bale stacks and round bales stacks. We can also offer taps with customised sizes and tie-down methods ideally suit your unique hay storage requirement. If our standard hay tarps don’t suit, just send us a message with the sizes and tie-down method you require, and we will contact you with a solution as soon as possible

Features of Fleximake Hay Tarps

  • Light weight, tough and durable
  • Ease of use and pack away for storage
  • Wide selection to suit square and round bale stacks
  • Water proof and UV stabilised
  • High tensile strength – capable of withstanding heavy winds
  • Suitable for long term storage of hay
  • Number of tie-down methods to select from
  • Can manufacture one-piece to suit large stack or sectional tarps.
  • Why you need hay tarps?

    It is very important to protect your valuable hay from rain and prolong sun. Hay bales that are exposed to heavy rain will soak a large amount of water and lose their shape, becoming vulnerable to mould and other forms of bacterial damage. In addition to that, some nutrients in the hay will dissolve in the rain water resulting in loss of nutrient value.

    On the other hand, prolong sun is not ideal either. Hay that is exposed to the sun a for long period of time also loses their nutrient value.

    It is essential for hay to be stored undercover to ensure that you maintain the value of hay stock. Hay tarps are a cost-effective and convenient storage solution when compared to shedding in a permanent structure.

    Square Bale Sizes

    Square bales are available in a range of sizes. The table below shows the common sizes of hay bales.

    Bale SizeBale Width(W)Bale Depth(D)Bale Height(H)
    Jumbo8' (2.4m)3' (0.9m)3' (0.9m)
    Jumbo8' (2.4m)4' (1.2m)3' (0.9m)
    Jumbo8' (2.4m)4' (1.2m)4' (1.2m)
    Small36" (0.9m)18" (0.45m)15" (0.375m)
    Compact20" (0.5m)18" (0.45m)9.5" (0.24m)

    Tarp Width Selection Guide (Square Bale Stacks)

    The table below provides you with guidelines for selection of tarp width for your square bale hay stack.

    Tarp Width Selection Guide
    Bale Size (W X D X H)Tarp Width Tarp WidthTarp WidthTarp Width
    8' X 3' X 3'4.3m (14')7.6m (25')10.0m (33')13.8m (45')
    8' X 4' X 3'4.3m (14')7.6m (25')10.0m (33')13.8m (45')
    8' X 4' X4'5.0m (16')8.5m (28')10.8m (35')16.8m (55')
    36" X 18" X 15"1.8m (6')3.0m (10')4.0m (13')5.2m (17')
    20" X 18" X 9.5"1.5m (4')1.8m (6')2.2m (7')3.4m (11')

    Tarp Length Selection Guide (Square Bale Stacks)

    Our tarps for square bale stacks are available in three standard lengths, 8m, 12m and 16m. The required tarp length can be calculated by measuring the stack length and adding approximately 1m to allow for folding over the stack ends. The following table provides you with guide lines to select the tarp length.

    Standard Tarp LengthsStandard Tarp Length 8.0m (26')Standard Tarp Length 12.0m (39')Standard Tarp Length 16.0m (52')
    Square Bale Depth (D) Stack Depth Stack DepthStack Depth
    3'7 Bales11 Bales16 Bales
    4'5 Bales8 Bales12 Bales
    18"15 Bales23 Bales32 Bales

    We can manufacture virtually any length to suit your application. If you are planning to use several standard length tarps to cover your bale stack, make sure to allow for approximately 1m for the overlap.

    If you need a custom size for your hay tarp or need assistance with selection of the perfect sized tarp for your hay bale stack, please contact us.

    Tarp Width Selection Guide (Round Bale Stacks)

    Round bales are available in a range of diameters. The table below provides you with guidelines for a selection of tarp widths for your round bale hay stack.

    Tarp Width Selection Guide2-1 Bale Stack3-2-1 Bale Stack4-3-2-1 Bale Stack
    Round Bale DiameterTarp WidthTarp WidthTarp Width
    4' (1.2m)3.6m (12')7.0m (23')8.5m (28')
    4.5' (1.4m)4.3m (14')7.6m (25')9.5m (30')
    5' (1.5m)4.6m (15')7.6m (25')10.1m (33')
    5.5' (1.7m)5.5m (18')8.5m (28')12.2m (40')
    6' (1.8m)5.5m (18')9.5m (30')13.7m (45')
    The above details provide a guide for selection of tarp width based on the true diameter of the bales. Actual measurement of the stack is recommended.

    Tarp Length Selection Guide (Round Bale Stacks)

    Our tarps for round bale stacks are available in three standard lengths, 8m, 12m and 16m. The required tarp length can be calculated by measuring the stack length and adding approximately 1m to allow for folding over the stack ends. The following table provides you with guide lines to select the tarp length.

    Standard Tarp LengthsStandard Tarp Length 8.0m (26')Standard Tarp Length 12.0m (39')Standard Tarp Length 16.0m (52')
    Round Bale Length Stack Depth Stack DepthStack Depth
    4' (1.2m)6 Bales9 Bales12 Bales
    5' (1.5m)5 Bales7 Bales10 Bales
    6' (1.8m)4 Bales6 Bales8 Bales
    We can manufacture virtually any length to suit your application. If you are planning to use several standard length tarps to cover your bale stack, make sure to allow for approximately 1m for the overlap.

    If you need custom size hay tarp or need assistance with selection of the perfect size tarp for your hay bale stack, please contact us.

    Tarp Tie-down Methods

    Fleximake offers several standard tie-down methods to suit the environment condition on your site. These will ensure the protection of the hay and keep them in a healthy state under the worst weather conditions.
  • Eyelets and anchor screws
  • Tie-down loops
  • Ratchet and webbing
  • Sleeving to tie down with metal pipes
  • Size

    5 x 4m (Light Blue/ White), 15 x 4m (Blue), 15 x 4m (Dark Blue), 11 x 4m (Dark Blue), 15 x 4m (Brown, Silver, White Stripes), 11 x 4m (Brown, Silver, White Stripes), Different size of tarp

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