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Dura-Tuff Nursery Features

DURA-TUFF Nursery Floor System

DURA-TUFF Nursery Floor Systems offer the optimum environment for swine production. Made from high grade virgin polypropylene material, DURA-TUFF’S wear and impact resistance makes it superior to other plastic floors. Rust and corrosion proof fiberglass beams complete the system, creating clean, comfortable, long lasting flooring for your pigs.

DURA-TUFF is easy to clean. Our solid plastic construction resists bacteria build up and sheds waste easily. Larger openings provide better manure filtration. Alternating elevated ribs prevent manure from being pushed to the corners, which can cause premature corrosion on steel penning. Our interlocking system creates a 1/4″ (7mm) opening at the end of the floor (where it connects to the next floor) and on the sides, as opposed to inferior floors which fit tight on the ends and sides (where manure can build up making it harder to clean).

DURA-TUFF is warm and safe. Our high/low rib design provides superior traction even when wet. Plastic swine floor does not rob pigs of body heat. University studies indicate pigs on plastic floor versus metal floor have shown a 15% improvement in feed to gain ratio due to reduced stress.

Durability

  • Constructed from High Grade Plastic Material
  • Reinforced Stress Points
  • Superior Impact & Wear Resistance
  • Light Weight / Rigid Designs

Cleanability

  •  50% Open Areas
  • Better Waste Discharge
  • Easier Cleaning
  • Maintains Clean Environment
  • Non-Porous / Moisture Resistant

Performance

  • Superior Traction
  • Warm, Comfortable Surface
  • Rot / Rust / Corrosion Proof
  • No Rough Edges
  • 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.

Stacked Dura-Tuff Plastic Creep & Nursery Floor

DURA-TUFF Plastic Creep & Nursery Floor

 

24″ x 24″ (610mm x 610mm) Open

24″ x 18″ (610mm x 458mm) Open

18″ x 24″ (458mm x 610mm) Open or Solid

18″ x 18″ (458mm x 458mm) Open or Solid

Colors: Black or White (Special colors available by quote)

DURA-TUFF Fiberglass Support Beams

DURA-TUFF Fiberglass Support Beams

 

DURA-TUFF Fiberglass Support Beams are available in four heights (1.5″, 3″, 4″ and 5″) and standard & custom lengths. For optimal performance use with DURA-TUFF Beam Mounting Plates or Leg Support Systems.

Dura-Tuff Plastic Beam Mounting Plates

DURA-TUFF Plastic Beam Mounting Plates

 

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

Dura-Tuff Leg Support System

DURA-TUFF Leg Support System

 

DURA-TUFF Leg Support Systems are used for additional support with our fiberglass beam when clear spans exceed more than 10 feet in nursery applications or 8 feet in farrowing applications.

Not to exceed a height of 36″

Dura-Tuff Mounting Accessories

Assorted Mounting Accessories

 

J-bolts, locking nuts, bolts, washers and stabilizer bars are also available. To determine which accessories best meet your needs, contact Southwest Agri-Plastics today.

DURA-TUFF Plastic Creep and Nursery Floor

ModelSize (W x L)TypeColor Options
in.cm
DT24X2424″ x 24″61 x 61 cmOpenBlack, White, Custom*
DT24X1824″ x 18″61 x 45.8 cmOpenBlack, White, Custom*
DTN18X2418″ x 24″45.8 x 61 cmOpen or SolidBlack, White, Custom*
DT18X1818″ x 18″45.8 x 45.8 cmOpen or SolidBlack, White, Custom*
*Custom colors available with qualifying orders.

Dura-Tuff Nursery Installation

Complete installation instructions are available in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF).



DURA-TUFF 24” x 24” Nursery Floor

The Dura-Tuff 24” x 24” Nursery floor is designed to be our most economical flooring. In conjunction with the 5” tall Dura-Tuff Fiberglass Support Beams this flooring can clear span up to 9’ in nursery applications. In applications where a clear span of more than 9’ is required, our Dura-Tuff Leg Support System can be utilized to increase this span. The maximum height for the fiberglass support leg is 36”.

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DURA-TUFF 18” x 24” Nursery Floor

The Dura-Tuff 18” x 24” Nursery floor when used with the 5” tall Dura-Tuff Fiberglass Support Beams can clear span up to 10’ in nursery applications. In applications where a clear span of more than 10’ is required, our Dura-Tuff Leg Support System can be utilized to increase this span. The maximum height for the fiberglass support leg is 36”.

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Perimeter Gaps

The ¼” (7mm) gap around the perimeter of each piece provides superior cleanability compared to the other floors that fit tight. This gap allows manure to filter through instead of building up and is easier to power wash. The 7/16” (11mm) openings equate to a 50% open area for better manure filtration.

High / Low Rib Design

The high/low rib design provides superior traction and prevents manure from being pushed out to the corners, which can cause premature corrosion of the steel penning.

V-Shaped Rib Design

V-shaped rib design prevents manure accumulation on the underside of the floor and is easily accessible for top down cleaning.

Color Options

V-shaped rib design prevents manure accumulation on the underside of the floor and is easily accessible for top down cleaning.

PRODUCT

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IN THE FIELD

Media / Literature

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DURA-TUFF Brochure: English (PDF)

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DURA-TUFF Brochure: Spanish (PDF)

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DURA-TUFF Brochure: Russian (PDF)

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DURA-TUFF Installation: English (PDF)

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DURA-TUFF Installation: Spanish (PDF)

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DURA-TUFF Mounting Instructions (PDF)

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DURA-TUFF Cast Iron Load Test (PDF)

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  • Company Information

  • Product Questions

Q.Does the swine flooring system require support beams or is it placed directly on the floor?


A. The Dura-Tuff swine flooring is designed to be installed on a fiberglass or steel rail that is .25” thick at the top where the flooring panels connect to the rail.


Q.Can the swine flooring be cut into smaller pieces?


A. Yes, the Dura-Tuff swine flooring can be cut with any tool that can cut wood.


Q.What is the advantage of using Plastic flooring instead of using Wire or Steel flooring?


A. Plastic is inherently warmer than steel, thus there is less heat loss in extremely young animals. This leads to improved growth in the very early months of life. University studies show that pigs on DURA-TUFF plastic floor had a 19% better feed:gain ratio than pigs on wire/steel flooring. Wire/steel will corrode or rust in usually less than 10 years, however plastic flooring can last 2-3 times as long.


Q.How durable is DURA-TUFF flooring?


A. Simply put, DURA-TUFF swine flooring is the most durable flooring we have tested. We had an independent lab perform a standard abrasion test on DURA-TUFF to confirm these claims. The results of a pressure test revealed that DURA-TUFF could withstand the force of 2,000 pounds per square inch before showing a stress fracture. This test proves that DURA-TUFF can easily handle normal weight loads in day to day use.


Q.What size beams does the swine flooring require?


A. The height of the beam will depend on the span (length of the gap that the beam is bridging). We offer 3”, 4”, and 5” tall beams and can span up to 10’ with the 5” beam on 18” centers


Q.Does DURA-TUFF swine flooring come with a warranty?


A. Yes, we offer a five year warranty. Please e-mail info@swapinc.com or call 1-800-288-9748 for details.


Q.Are your fiberglass beams compatible with all flooring?


A. Our fiberglass beams are designed to work with flooring that has a channel that accepts .25” beam. The warranty would not cover our beams used with a different brand of flooring.


Q.What are the advantages of fiberglass supports as opposed to steel?


A. Fiberglass supports do not rust or corrode and are about the same price as galvanized steel supports.


Q.Is there a plastic floor for sows?


A. Yes, we do have a plastic sow floor. DURA-TUFF plastic sow floor is designed to interlock with our creep area floor to provide a farrowing floor to meet the requirements of both the sow and litter.

Dura-Tuff Nursery Piglets

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