Clearspan Farrow Expanded for Turn Around Crates
Traction Bars on a Standard Welded Rod Sow Section
Dura Saver Feed Saver easily bolts onto the basic unit.
Optional Clearspan Farrow Legs – coated with poly-vinyl
The Dura Trac Clearspan Creep Side with a cast-iron center comes completely self-supported. Furthermore, the durable cast iron center keeps the sow cooler and more comfortable. Convenient options are also available to customize the floor to your needs. Such options include a heat plate, notches, pad positioners, solid plates, mounting tabs, and feet.
Dura Trac Clearspan Creep Sides with Cast Iron Center
Creep Side with Pad Positioners and Cord Hole
Solid Plates prevent drafts from below keeping piglets warm.
Creep bar attached between sides keeps the cast in position.
Tabs to easily bolt Clearspan Creep Side to concrete surface.
Hot Water Heat Plate maintains uniform heat to keep piglets warm.
Below is a picture of a farrowing barn during construction. In this instance, the creep sides have a custom area for the customer’s heat mat. The area is dropped down slightly less than flush. As a result, the piglets will have easy access to the heat mat while minimizing the sow’s ability to kick it.
All Dura Trac flooring is custom built to meet your requirements. However, we do have standard designs available.
Our Dura Trac Original Farrowing flooring is made to use with your supports. It works great for not just new building, but also for replacement flooring. Likewise, custom options such as perimeter rod, notching, and holes are available to fit your needs. When desired, a Dura Saver feed saver bolts on easily from the top.
Healthy sows and increased weaning weights mean a larger profit.
The Dura Trac Hot Water Heat Plate is used in the creep area. Consequently, the piglets stay warm with very uniform heat. It is flush mounted for more durability. Standard sizes are 1′ x 4′ and 2′ x 4′. Also, they may be custom manufactured to other sizes and for other installations.
I have been working with ADA Enterprises since the mid to late 80s. At Compart Family Farms we use Dura Trac creep sides with cast iron centers for the sow and haven’t seen any wear on the flooring. Therefore, we replaced solid rubber mats with the Dura Trac Solid Plate option in our creep areas. This works really well. No bacteria gets underneath and it lasts much longer than the rubber mats. In addition, there haven’t been any issues from a clean-up standpoint. Galvanized triangular rod flooring may clean easier, however, sows are injuring themselves and the baby pigs are cold. We have built a lot of farms and we keep putting in Dura Trac flooring. You don’t keep buying what you don’t like.
From a loyal Dura Trac Flooring customer:
Kelly Farms has 1500 sows and has had Dura Trac flooring from ADA Enterprises under the creep areas in our farrowing crates for 21 years. We found your flooring to be simple and quick to install and have been more than satisfied with its strength and durability. There has never been a need to worry about flooring collapse or failure. We have found your flooring to be easy to clean, easy to inspect for cleanliness and gentle on the piglets. Healthy growth in our piglets has been aided by never having a problem with traction while nursing, nor loss of body temp to the plastic coated steel flooring that can occur in other types of flooring.
We have two types of flooring for our weaned pigs up to 70 pounds. We have Dura Trac flooring from ADA Enterprises and we have a clip together type of molded plastic flooring. The weaned pigs on the Dura Trac flooring consistently do better than the others. The difference, we believe, is the ability to more thoroughly clean the flooring from ADA. This flooring is also 21 years old.