Nick, our customer approached us with a requirement for a tractor canopy. He wanted to protect his tractor from the high winds, bird feces, falling debris from the trees, and of course whatever the weather throws at us in the UK. Nick knew our tractor canopy would provide the ultimate protection and be structurally safe. Each and every one of our canopies come with full structural calculations for wind, snow and moment loading.
Nick wanted his tractor canopy to completely cover and protect his tractor, which meant it had to be 10 metres long. This was no problem at all as at Kappion all of our canopies are bespoke so Nick’s tractor canopy was made to measure. In addition, Nick wanted his tractor canopy to complement the surrounding area and he felt that the simplicity of the structure would give him a modern feel.
The simplicity of the design made it a very easygoing process and the only limitations were Nick’s requirements. We designed the tractor canopy to suit the area where it was being installed. For example, a footplate was added to the bottom of each post so that the posts could be bolted to the reinforced concrete surface. In addition, integrated down-pipes were chosen to maintain the simplicity of the tractor canopy. This means we use a post as the downpipe as well. Only a small spout pokes out of the post to let the water out.
Nick signed the final drawings off and wanted the structure to be galvanised only, which would complement and blend with the farm-like surroundings; due to the industrial nature of the tractor canopy, the powder coating was not required. Paul chose bronze polycarbonate for the roof glazing because it helps hides bird excrement and fallen debris from the overhanging and nearby trees.
Once a manufactured date had been confirmed, the installation team arranged a suitable date for the canopy to be delivered and erected.
Installation of the canopy was straightforward, in part due to the space available. The footplates were easily bolted down after the structure was lifted into the air using specialist lifting equipment. Furthermore, there were only 3 posts on either side despite the 10-metre length. The Kappion fitting team were efficient and worked around the clock and using all of their experience and expertise, the carport was installed in just two days.
Once installation was finished, we had a final wipe down and hand over with Nick, who was extremely happy with the finished product.
|Eaves Height||2.45 metres|
|Polycarbonate Roof Colour||10mm Bronze|
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