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Extra Farm Storage Building Space in a Weekend

It’s like a high tech version of a good ol fashioned barn raising.  Drive past the farm yard on a Friday afternoon and you can see a front end loader off-loading the trusses and crates from a flat bed trailer.  Drive past again on the following Monday morning and that pile of steel and crates has turned into a 38 foot x 80 foot FastCover fabric covered storage building ready for use.  This is a common sight happening all across North America.  The FastCover Portable Engineered Truss Structures are becoming a popular choice for farmers and ranchers who need more covered storage space but don’t have the time to spare to fuss with weeks of building a traditional material structure.  These fully engineered portable buildings provide the strength and portability that is required to meet the varied storage needs, from equipment storage to hay and feed storage.  

A Weekend is All You Need

FastCover buildings are manufactured and shipped in modular components.

Hay Storage Building - Preserve Your Hay
Hay Storage Fabric Structures

A full truss span will consist of 4 to 6 truss pieces which are then bolted on site and stood in place.  Repeat the process and connect each truss with the cross member support purlins and continue until your steel superstructure is in place.  The fabric cover is then secured to the base on one side of the building.  Using guide ropes slung over the building’s frame work, the fabric cover is pulled into place and secured on the opposite side and ends.  While the building installation instructions are quite a bit more detailed than this high level overview, this installation process is intended to take several days, as compared to several weeks, stretching in to a month long project, for traditional building materials.

Flexible Foundation Options

With FastCover’s ingenious Base Rail system, the options are nearly endless regarding building location and foundation choices.  Some farm/ranch owners choose to build their storage building mounted on wood or concrete posts, some are built mounted to the ground, others on a temporary concrete block wall.  one of the common storage building installation techniques is use engineered ground screw anchors which are located to match the connection points for the building.  This results in both a building and a foundation that is portable and can be re-used at another location.

Flexible Storage Space

A FastCover fabric covered storage building is well suited to a wide variety of

Farm Equipment Storage Building
Farm Equipment Storage

storage uses.  Many times the building will serve dual purposes.  One end of the building is utilized as an equipment / machinery storage and maintenance building.  The clear-span space with no internal columns to restrict movement is ideal for a weather protected storage area and the fabric covers bright allow a tremendous amount of natural daylight to pass to the interior of the building.  This makes for an excellent location to perform repairs and scheduled maintenance to your equipment.  While one end of the building is utilized by machinery, the other end is used for hay storage, feed storage, fertilizer storage, or crop storage.  The weather-proof covers keep materials dry and with properly designed ventilation the buildings are ideal for crop / feed storage.

Got your weekend plans ready?  Take advantage of the FastCover QuickShip program to get an available building on it’s way to you right away.

portable fabric building

Price Drop Alert!! $7899.00 Only One FastCover 24×32 Fabric Building SORRY SOLD

It just dropped another $100.00. This FastCover portable fabric building had one small 4″ tear in the main cover that has been repaired with an original fabric patch that has been heat welded in place. It is as good as new and still comes with the FastCover full 15-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship.

This building package comes complete with:

  • 1 solid fabric and steel end wall
  • 1 fabric manual roll-up door
  • 1 frame for a prehung walk-in door of your choice and
  • all hardware and anchors ready to erect.

This fabric structure will give you 20+ years of service, is fully portable, can be erected on any relatively level surface, is relocatable and has great resale value. You will not be disappointed. It’s the best value for farm equipment storage, temporary shelter, cattle, sheep or goat shelter, boat, ATV or snowmobile shelter. Built completely in Manitoba, Canada to give you decades of service.

Call or email while it is still available 1-866-657-7172.

Portable Farm Equipment Storage Buildings

Interview with Neil Fast about the FastCover Portable Farm Equipment Storage Buildings.

Hi Neil, earlier today we were talking about your Portable Fabric Covered Buildings, and how they might be an ideal solution for farm equipment storage.

Neil – We have two great portable truss structures. And for the agricultural community, Fastcovers are a great option because they give you maximum square footage to store your farm equipment with the portability in the event that you ever wished to move it to a different site on your farm, you certainly can do that because of the way the building was designed.

Many of our ag customers not only use it for farm equipment storage, but for cattle handling to keep their cattle out of the weather – especially during times of calving.

When you talk about being in a flood plain, the building certainly can be moved out of harms way in the event that it needs to be moved to higher ground.


Typical Farm Uses For Fabric Covered Buildings


Question:

How long does it take to disassemble a building and put it back up in a different location?

Answer:

If you did a partial disassemble, you certainly could do that in a day or two. Many of our ag customers have what is known as ‘The MacGyver Influence’, and they put plates under the building; either 2×4 or 2×6 steel skids, and they use farm equipment to drag fully structured buildings to different locations, depending on their needs. They have become quite creative and the Fastcover buildings certainly has the ability to withstand that sort of activity.


Easy Assembly Farm Equipment Storage Buildings

FastCover structures are pre-engineered and are modular in design. No heavy equipment required and no permanent foundation needed. Rapid installation, ease of relocation or extension, and lower operational costs make the FastCover structure the preferred choice of customers, no matter what it is used for!

  • Farm equipment storage buildings
  • Car and truck storage garage
  • Compost storage building
  • Fertilizer storage structure
  • Temporary grain storage building
  • Fabric covered hay storage barn

Question:

Do you have different door options for different sized equipment?

Answer:

Yes, we have a number of different door options for fabric covered buildings. Generally the most economical type of door would be a fabric roll up door. You can probably do 15′ wide by 16′ high door, which is economical, but not necessarily practical if you are moving your equipment in and out on a regular basis.

We offer a steel re-enforced fabric door in a multitude of sizes to fit seeders, threshers, combine headers and other equipment to fit the users needs. The steel re-enforced fabric doors are slightly more expensive – still a good value, and certainly make it easier for regular use.

Although Fastcover is not in the commercial door business, we have 3rd party connections where we can assist a customer if they wish to put in a steel overhead, a roll up door, a commercial door, a bi-fold door… In those instances we generally match our customer with one of our suppliers so they can purchase directly. That adds greater value to the equation of buying a Fastcover.


Farm Equipment Storage BuildingsThank you for watching this video, we greatly appreciate your interest in a Fastcover as your Portable Storage building for your Farm Equipment and implements.

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We are a family-owned business, manufacturing our product in the prairies, for the prairies weather. We invite everyone to stop by our location – we are open to the public and are more than happy to assist you directly in your Farm Equipment Storage Building needs.

Thanks so much – and remember – @itsafastcover

Industrial Vehicle Storage Building

Structures for Storage

Our Client purchased a significant number FastCover Fabric Structures for various locations to store salt, sand and large snow clearing equipment for the Province of Alberta, Canada. Working with the Client, it was determined that the size of buildings would range from 30 feet to 72 feet wide and up to 230 feet in length.

The structures for storage of sand and salt were completely epoxy coated which provides tremendous extended life to steel in facilities that are prone to high corrosion. Although epoxy coating adds initial cost to FastCover Structures, that incremental cost is minute compared to cost to replace any steel components due to premature corrosion. With Safety being paramount to our Client, epoxy coating ensured the Client was confident in the durability of the engineered structures.

The Equipment storage buildings required a completely different specification. The Client required an enclosed storage area to thaw equipment during down time, allowing them to keep equipment clean, reduce the opportunity for rust, all while providing an environment where maintenance and repairs can be done on their equipment. Each FastCover Fabric Structure was lined with an interior insulator to create a barrier resulting in reduced heat loss. This enabled the Client to install radiant heaters making the structure usable for maintenance and repair. These structures are also fully electrified allowing for the use of power tools and plugging in snow clearing equipment which ultimately extends their life.

FastCover fabric buildings were the ideal solution for this customer to install several buildings efficiently with the option of them being moved and/or quickly taken down on a temporary site compared to traditional buildings.

Another successful FastCover project. For more information on how FastCover can assist with your project please contact us online or call 1-866-657-7172