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 1⁄2 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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