When buying a hay tarp -  like most other types of tarps - there are many things to consider, but one of the most important things is size. This may seem obvious, but many people do not understand how a tarps should fit over a stack of hay, and not getting the sizing right could end up costing you a lot of money.

WHY SIZE MATTERS

If the hay tarp is too small, you will not be able to properly protect the your hay bales, and this could lead to damage to the product and losing hay while sitting - and especially during transport. This will ultimately mean lost revenue.

On the other side, if your tarp is too big, you have already spent too much money simply due to initial cost. Additionally, you will most likely not be able to properly secure the tarp and tie it down, which can lead to unnecessary and unwanted damage to your hay bales.

In both instances, you lose money, so it is important to understand what size hay tarp is right for your needs. See the adjacent chart, which shows you the size tarp you need depending on the bale size and how you stack.

 

Hay Tarp Size Guide

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