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DURA-SLAT Poultry Flooring System

Dura-Slat poultry breeder slats are the best option when compared to wood and wire slats in poultry breeder houses. We offer 4′ and 5′ sizes that provide multiple options to fit your slat needs and reduce cost. This flooring is made from high impact, wear resistant polypropylene plastic. It is rot / corrosion proof, will outlast wood slats and can cut cleaning time in half. DURA-SLAT features a non-porous, smooth surface with 1.1″ X 1.1″ openings that resist micro-organism build-up and shed waste easily.

Our solid plastic construction reduces foot pad problems, leg problems, and breast blisters experienced with wood slats. It has been proven that eggs laid on square openings, regardless of surface area, were significantly cleaner than eggs laid on wooden slats. The primary contamination of hatching eggs is caused by contact with dirty sources. Eggs laid on plastic have less surface microorganisms than those laid on wood slats.

Durability

  • Constructed from High Grade Polypropylene Material
  • Reinforced Stress Points
  • Superior Impact & Wear Resistance
  • UV Protection

Cleanability

  •  Increased Airflow
  • Better Waste Discharge
  • Easier Cleaning
  • Maintains Clean Environment

Performance

  • Rot / Rust / Corrosion Proof
  • Non-Porous / Moisture Resistant
  • Light Weight / Rigid Designs
  • No Rough Edges, Splinters
  • Cost Effective

Manufacturer recommends storing product away from exposure to the sun, as its U.V. rays and other general weather conditions will diminish the life of the product. Exposure to outside weather elements voids all warranties.



DURA-SLAT Four Foot (4’) – Rail Mounted Slat


DURA-SLAT rail mounted slat is designed to be mounted on a .25” steel or fiberglass rail on approximately 24” center. It is perfect for community nest and utilizes an interlocking system that creates a .25” gap for easy cleaning.

Model: DS24X48 RM (Rail Mounted)

Size: 24.125” x 48.125” (62.56 cm x 123.04 cm)

Surface Opening: 1.1” x 1.1” (2.79 x 2.79 cm) Square Holes

Weight: 6.53 lbs. (2.96 kg)

Also Available in white.




DURA-SLAT Slat Rails


DURA-SLAT Fiberglass Support Beams are available in four heights (1.5”, 3”, 4”, and 5”) and standard & custom lengths. For optimal performance use with DURA-SLAT Leg Support Systems.



DURA-SLAT Plastic Beam Mounting Plates


Used where ever support beam comes in contact with concrete, DURA-SLAT
Plastic Beam Mounting Plates protect and stabilize the fiberglass beams.

DURA-SLAT Four Foot (4′) – Non Connecting, Non-Overlap


The DURA-SLAT 4′ design is 2′ wide by 4′  long. All four sides of the DURA-SLAT 4′  sections sit flush against the adjacent panel. This design requires a support every 24″ or 16″. Designed for speed of installation.

Model: DS24X48 (Non-Overlap)

Size: 24.125″ x 48.125″ (61.28 cm x 122.56 cm)

Surface Opening: 1.1″ x 1.1″ (2.79 x 2.79 cm) Square Holes

Weight: 5.93 lbs. (2.69 kg)

Color: Available in white or black

DURA-SLAT Five Foot (5′) – Non Connecting, Non-Overlap


The DURA-SLAT 5′  design is 2′ wide by 5′  long. All four sides of the DURA-SLAT 5′  sections sit flush against the adjacent panel. This design offers the flexibility of a 5′ wide floor where no connection is needed. 25% less frames per house reduces wood and labor cost. This design requires a support every 20″. Designed for speed of installation.

Model: DS24X60

Size: 24″ x 60.25″ (60.96 cm x 153.04 cm)

Surface Opening: 1.1″ x 1.1″ (2.79 x 2.79 cm) Square Holes

Weight: 7.52 lbs. (3.42 kg)

Color: Available in white or black

DURA-SLAT Four Foot (4′) – Interlocking, Non-Overlap


The DURA-SLAT 4′ Non-Overlap design is 2′ wide by 4′ long panel with a style that utilizes interlocking tabs along the 4′ side allowing the parts to be adjoined. The 2′ side sits flush against the adjacent panel. This design requires a support every 24″ or 16″.

Model: DS24X48 ST (Non-Overlap)

Size: 24.63″ x 48.44″ (62.56 cm x 123.04 cm)

Surface Opening: 1.1″ x 1.1″ (2.79 x 2.79 cm) Square Holes

Weight: 6.27 lbs. (2.84 kg)

Color: Available in white or black

DURA-SLAT Four Foot (4′) – Interlocking, Overlap


The DURA-SLAT 4′  Overlap design is 2′ wide by 4′ long panel with connections on all four sides. This design utilizes interlocking tabs along the 4′ side allowing the parts to be adjoined. The 2′ side uses an overlap connection only requiring one cross support. This design requires a support every 24″ or 16″.

Model: DS24X48 STO (Overlap)

Size: 24″ x 49.5″ (60.96 cm x 125.73 cm)

Surface Opening: 1.1″ x 1.1″ (2.79 x 2.79 cm) Square Holes

Weight: 6.52 lbs. (2.96 kg)

Color: Available in white or black

DURA-SLAT Models

ModelSize (W x L)Surface OpeningWeightConnection Method
in.cmin.cmlbs.kgWidthLength
DS24X48 RM24.125″ x 48.125″62.56 x 123.04 cm1.1″ x 1.1″2.79 x 2.79 cm6.53 lbs.2.96 kgRail-MountedInterlocking
DS24X4824.125″ x 48.28″61.28 x 122.56 cm1.1″ x 1.1″2.79 x 2.79 cm5.93 lbs.2.69 kgFlushFlush
DS24X6024″ x 60.25″60.96 x 153.04 cm1.1″ x 1.1″2.79 x 2.79 cm7.52 lbs.3.42 kgFlushFlush
DS24X48 ST24.63″ x 48.44″62.56 x 123.04 cm1.1″ x 1.1″2.79 x 2.79 cm6.27 lbs.2.84 kgFlushInterlocking
DS24X48 STO24″ x 49.5″60.96 x 125.73 cm1.1″ x 1.1″2.79 x 2.79 cm6.52 lbs.2.96 kgOverlappingInterlocking

DURA-SLAT Installation

DURA-SLAT 4’X14′ WOODEN POULTRY FRAMES ASSEMBLY WITH ONE CENTER BRACE

1) #10 2″ Stainless Steel Phillips Head Wood Screws (9 screws / slat) 2) DURA-SLAT Plastic Poultry Flooring 24″X48″ Slat 3) Sides and Center Brace – 2″X6″ Pressure Treated Lumber 4) End Caps – 1″X6″ Pressure Treated Lumber

DURA-SLAT 4’x14’ WOODEN POULTRY FRAME ASSEMBLY WITH TWO CENTER BRACES

1) #10 2″ Stainless Steel Phillips Head Wood Screws (12 screws / slat) 2) DURA-SLAT Plastic Poultry Flooring 24”x48” Slat 3) Sides and Center Brace(S) – 2″ x 6″ Pressure Treated Lumber 4) End Caps – 1″X6″ Pressure Treated Lumber

DURA-SLAT 5’x14’ WOODEN POULTRY FRAME ASSEMBLY

1) #10 2″ Stainless Steel Phillips Head Wood Screws (20 screws / slat) 2) DURA-SLAT Plastic Poultry Flooring 24”x60” Slat 3) Sides and Center Braces – 2″ x 6″ Pressure Treated Lumber 4) End Caps -1″ x 6″ Pressure Treated Lumber

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Poultry & Egg Brochure: English

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Poultry & Egg Brochure: Spanish

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Poultry All Product: Russian

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DuraSlat RM Brochure: English

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DuraSlat RM Brochure: Spanish

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Sanitation Report

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Hale Farms Case Study

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Thomas Farms Case Study

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Mountaire Farms Case Study

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  • Product Questions

Q. What is the advantage of using Plastic flooring instead of using wood?


A. It has been proven to that eggs laid on square openings, regardless of surface area – like the DURA-SLAT, were significantly cleaner than eggs laid on wooden slats. Eggs laid on plastic had significantly less surface microorganisms than those laid on wood slats. The primary source of contamination of hatching eggs is contact with dirty sources. Our non-porous smooth surface and 1.1″ x 1.1″ openings can cut cleaning time in half compared to wood slats. The larger openings also allow the birds to continually work the manure though the openings to maintain a clean environment. DURA-SLAT reduces foot pad problems, leg problems, and breast blisters experienced with wood slats. It will easily outlast wood slats.


Q. What is the difference between overlapping and non-overlapping flooring?


A. The 2’ x 4’ Overlapping floor interlocks along the 4’ sides as well as has an overlap connection on the 2’ ends allowing for the use of just one support where this style panel meets end to end. The 2’ x 4’ Non-Overlapping flooring just interlocks along the 4’ sides and is flush or “flat” along the 2’ end. This style is ideal for designing a flooring section that is 4’ wide.


Q. What is the height of the flooring?


A. Depending on the style of poultry flooring, the heights or thicknesses range from .5” – 1.125”


Q. Can you cut Dura-Slat into smaller pieces and still use them together?


A. Dura-Slat panels can be cut with any tool that can cut wood and depending on the style and the size of the cut piece can still be used.


Q. Can the flooring handle the weight of humans?


A. The poultry flooring, when properly supported, can support the weight of the average person.

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