| Living in Florida,
everything rusts badly with the salt air in the coastal area.
What type of stalls are best for me?
|| Our aluminum stalls would be your best
choice for highly corrosive enviroments.
| Can I mix and match
different types of stall pieces like galvanized wall pieces with
painted steel grills?
|| Yes, our stall components can be interchanged
to get the look and strength you need.
| Which of your stall
grills is the strongest?
|| Our painted steel stall grills are the
strongest as the upper and lower channels are welded to the grill
| Why don't you weld
your galvanized and aluminum grill sections?
|| Rust starts at the welds on almost everything.
To weld our galvanized and aluminum grills would be defeating
the purpose of the corrosive protection of the material itself.
Also, not having the bars welded inplace makes it easy to replace
if damage occurs in the future.
| What type of rollers
do you use in your door hardware kits?
|| We use an enclosed top track to keep dust
and dirt from settling into the track and binding the rollers,
plus a high strength thermoplastic roller system for long-life.
| How can I make foaling
stalls that can be removed easily?
|| Using our wall channels, you can attach
them with the "U" facing each other at each end where
you want your wall and simply slide your lumber into the wall
| What is my best choice
for not rusting but high strength?
|| Our hot-dip zinc coated galvanized steel
stall components are a great combination of strength and corrosion
| I live in a dry area
of Arizona, what stalls would work the best for me?
|| The painted steel stalls would work very
well for your area as you don't live in a humid climate.
| Which is stronger?
Steel or Aluminum? I have seen ads that claim that aluminum horse
stalls are 3 times stronger than steel or galvanized horse stalls.
Is this true?
The short answer is no, it is NOT true. Without going
into alot of engineering terms, there are hundreds of aluminum
alloys available today, some are much stronger than others. We
use 6061-T6 aluminum with a clear hard anodized coating which
makes it much stronger than the bare aluminum alone which many
companies are selling. However, steel is much stronger than the
best aluminum used in horse stalls. Comparing steel vs. aluminum
with same limit of bending with the same load, the wall thickness
of an aluminum tube would need to be more than 3 times the wall
thickness of a steel tube. Steel is about 3 times heavier than
aluminum. Steel is roughly .3 pounds per cubic inch, aluminum
is roughly .1 pounds per cubic inch. So the aluminum grill tube
with the thicker wall ends up weighing more than the thinner-walled
steel grill tube, for the same length.
Bottom line: An aluminum grill tube would need to have a wall
thickness of almost 3/8" to be as strong as 16 gauge steel.
This would make the stall weigh more if it's made of aluminum
than if it's made of steel.
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