Customer Review

best valued tunnel out there. Simple easy setup.

By shawn u. from Mud Dog Farm, LLC on April 20, 2018
This review is from: Caterpillar Tunnel
One of the best val­ued cater­pil­lar tun­nel out there. Have sev­er­al at 100′ length and we can’t be hap­pi­er. side wall height with­out the leg exten­sion was of con­cern but we have enough clear­ance at the edge to run our 749 BCS with the big wheels. So that you can com­fort­ably get full use of 14′. We’ve stretched ours out to 14′ 6″ to cov­er 4 30 inch beds plus 3 18 inch walk­way for a total of 14′ 6″. So no wast­ed space and extra 6 inch in width has­n’t hurt the hoops. Easy to assem­ble. It took only one per­son to get the thing up in about 12 a day. Skin for it I had to wait for real­ly calm day but not a prob­lem for a sin­gle per­son. Two peo­ple would def­i­nite­ly make it much faster and eas­i­er. Added brac­ing, sol­id purlins and leg exten­sion. You do need to think of anchor­ing the leg exten­sion, more rope, side wall cur­tain… but the added height made it worth­while for cucum­ber and toma­toes. In one tun­nel, 130 cucum­ber plants total down two mid­dle beds. Anoth­er tun­nel, 200 toma­to plants total down two mid­dle beds. The out­er beds of both tun­nel were plant­ed with pep­pers or with egg plants. We’ve also inter­plant­ed mus­tard and arrugla to boost prof­it per square feet. You do need to go back every few days to tight­en the rope when you first put it up because the rope will stretch for sev­er­al weeks ini­tial­ly. It’s about the only main­te­nance needed. 

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