Caterpillar Tunnel—Quonset 50 ft
You can cover 700 square feet of growing space for only $1.25 per square foot!! With the 14' bows you can easily cover 4 standard 30" beds with 12" pathways between. The bow height is 7' 8" in the center, so you can walk down the 3 main paths under the tunnel without having to bend over.
These caterpillar tunnels work great for starting crops earlier in the spring, and keeping them going longer in the fall. In the heat of summer you can easily push the plastic all over to one side, or take it off completely, and replace it with shade cloth to protect your crops from the summer heat.
These tunnels weigh 420lbs each and arrive via truck on a large 8'x4' pallet. While a forklift or tractor is ideal it is not necessary. The pallet consists of bundles of material. No bundle weighs more than 100lbs and can easily be dismantled from the pallet by hand into your yard. 2 people can dismantle the pallet in less than 5 minutes.
If you request liftgate service or require the driver to call ahead before arrival those services are extra from the trucking companies and need to be discussed at time of order.
Please completely check your tunnel when it arrives. Damaged or missing parts need to be noted at time of delivery before driver leaves. Once the driver leaves making a claim later is near impossible.
Vendor claims that models are “NRCS approved” may not always be accurate, because minimum criteria/specifications vary from state to state. Please check with your local state NRCS rep to determine approval before ordering for the grant.
- 11 bows (1 3/8" galvanized tubing. 5' bow spacing.)
- 5/8" rebar anchor posts
- Anchor base plates
- Tek screws
- 24' x 80' greenhouse plastic-you only need 80' but this is a factory minimum roll
- Purlin strap- 80' roll
- 1000' rope
- Side curtain support hooks
- Step by step instruction manual
The only thing you will have to supply is a few T-posts to anchor the plastic on the ends.
2 people can set one of these tunnels up in a couple hours.
We have designed this kit to fit on an 8' pallet so it ships easily and affordably LTL freight. Also if you order 2 or more you will get free freight! (Domestic US sales only)