Raven offers a total system approach in grain cover solutions, custom fabricated covers to fit any shape and size pile for temporary grain storage in scrim reinforced (GrainMax™), woven coated (Protector™), and longer-term vinyl covering materials. We create custom fit covers for a wide-range of agriculture applications including sugarbeet pile covers, salt pile covers, and any other applications requiring quality customized covers to protect the pile from exposure to the elements, specifically oxygen and moisture migration.
Raven is dedicated to implementing sustainable product solutions in the markets we serve, and specific to our grain cover segment we offer a convenient cover pick-up service through a leading dealer-partnership under our Ag Cover Recycling Program. This program is available to all existing Raven customers purchasing GrainMax™ or Protector™ covers, as well as to new customers who purchase a Raven cover and wish to use the recycling program to pick up their previous cover. Give us a call to learn more about our Ag Cover Recycling Program or request a quote to try out this environmentally friendly service today.
Raven Grain Cover Design Options:
Executive Cover - (conical shaped, 4-piece design, stepped, custom-fitted, RainFlap™ seams included, YokeLift™ system incorporated)
Economy Cover - (4-piece design, flat non-fitted, stepped, YokeLift™, RainFlap™ seaming selection available at additional cost, previously known as Integra 4-Piece Cover)
Rectangle/Oval Covers – (1-piece covers or if needed multi-piece design, RainFlap™ seaming selection available at additional cost, rounded covers may include stepping to reduce excess material weight)
Raven Secondary Grain Cover Protection: Exclusive WebNet™ (external net systems) and innovative Fortress™ (internal strap system).
WebNet™ External Net Systems are available in heavy and light duty options and are designed in individual webbing sections for ease-of-use, sections can be added or removed without uninstalling the entire net system.
Fortress™ Internal Strap System integrates securing straps directly into the cover allowing for individual strap release to open partial sections of the pile without removing the entire protection system. Raven accepts return straps with 50% discount credit towards a new strap order for next year.
Raven grain covers solutions are designed with the user in mind, by targeting simple and effective cover installations. Our easy-to-use custom RainFlap™ seaming method utilizes an easy-to-seal Velcro® attachment for seamless joining of panels, removing the need to drag sewing equipment up on the pile to join panels. The Raven YokeLift™ system increases tarp strength and decreases cover stress from the lift ring area; the greatest stress point during installation. YokeLift™ systems are produced from heavy-duty vinyl tarp material and durable webbing to securely fasten on to woven or scrim reinforced polyethylene tarps for overall cost reduction, while still providing superior cover performance.
Contact one of our knowledgeable Ag Specialist today for all the details!
|Part #||Product Name||Product Type||Nominal Thickness||Documents|
|GMWBK||GRAINMAX™ Series||White / Black Diagonal Polyester Scrim Reinforced Polyethylene Storage Cover||Standard||DATA||INST||LIT|
|GMPWBK||GRAINMAX™ Series||White / Black Diagonal Polyester Scrim Reinforced Polyethylene Storage Cover||Pro Grade||DATA||INST||LIT|
|GMUWBK||GRAINMAX™ Series||White / Black Diagonal Polyester Scrim Reinforced Polyethylene Storage Cover||Ultra Grade||DATA||INST||LIT|
|W12BW||PROTECTOR™ W-Series||Black / White HDPE Woven Reinforced Polyethylene with LLDPE Coating||12 Mil||DATA||INST||LIT|
|W14BW||PROTECTOR™ W-Series||Black / White HDPE Woven Reinforced Polyethylene with LLDPE Coating||14 Mil||DATA||INST||LIT|
|W16BW||PROTECTOR™ W-Series||Black / White HDPE Woven Reinforced Polyethylene with LLDPE Coating||16 Mil||DATA||INST||LIT|
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most common Grain Cover materials Raven offers?
GrainMax – Scrim-reinforced covers manufactured with patented Dura♦Skrim® high tenacity string reinforcement laminated together with high strength polyethylene.
Protector – Woven-reinforced covers manufactured by weaving high-density polyethylene ribbons and coating them with a low-density polyethylene. Raven also offers a Heavy Duty Vinyl Material.
What is the largest size grain cover I can purchase?
Raven is well known for its ability to produce extra large grain covers to fit your bunker. Every cover is built specifically for your bunker. The size of the bunker dictates how many pieces would be needed.
Does Raven make covers that will fit round piles or ring lift systems?
Yes, we manufacture an Executive fitted cover. The most common round cover would be the Raven Economy Grain Cover. It is a four-piece, non-fitted stepped cover using a GrainMax or Protector Material. It also includes the YokeLift system to help protect your cover from stresses caused by a lift ring. Each section is joined together with the Raven RainFlap system or by sewing the panels together in the field.
Does Raven specify installation methods?
We offer some guidelines for putting the grain covers on. Most facilities have their own preferred method, so this is purely informational.
How do I unroll a Raven Grain cover?
The normal method to unroll the cover is to pull it up and over the peak of the grain pile (width) and then unfold the length.
How do I connect two or more Raven Grain covers?
The 2 most typical methods of connecting Raven grain covers is to sew them in the field or join them together with the Raven RainFlap System. For your convenience Raven offers sewing machine rentals.
Is there a discount program available for Temporary Grain Storage Covers?
Typically Raven offers a discount program from January – May 1st. Part of the program is we will store your covers for no charge until August 1st.
Is there a Grain Cover Recycling Program available?
Raven works with a 3rd party on recycling covers. Please call +1 (800) 635-3456 and ask for details.
Does Raven have a secondary protection system available for Grain Covers?
Raven offers both the External and Fortress Internal Strap system. These are available for Bunkers or Ground Piles.