Ultimate versatility in low-cost protected cropping and season extension.
Bend your own hoops to create a movable 12' wide, 7' high tunnel of any desired length out of locally available 1 3/8" chain-link fence top rail. Bender produces 12' hoops, which are then braced to create a rigid half-pipe frame that rides on a pipe track from plot to plot. Tunnel is anchored at either end and along the sides.
Start winter crops in August while the tunnel is in a different location, protecting heat-loving summer crops. Later in the season, the tunnel can be moved over the winter crops for cold season protection. Tunnels can move to 2, 3 or more plots along the track as desired.
Like our other benders, it mounts to any solid horizontal surface (picnic table, bench, hay wagon, etc.), includes a lever bar for ‘finishing' the bend and extensive, fully-illustrated instructions on how to build your own movable tunnel. Developed in conjunction with Eliot Coleman.