On our dairy we use 50-pound bag shavings, which are stacked on a pallet for delivery. It’s a four-hour drive by semitruck to our location. When tying them down, bags used to rip from the tie-down straps.
To prevent this from happening, we connected 2 by 4s with straps as seen in the picture lying on top of a large square bale. One board goes on top of the bags of shavings and the other hangs on the side. We can tie the bags down as tightly as possible now, with no chance of ripping the plastic.
Ben Waldner, Canada