How It’s Made: Equine Pro Hay Feeder with Hay Saver

Tarter products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities in Kentucky and Utah. These facilities represent over 1 million square feet of manufacturing space.

Tarter manufactures several types of feeders for cattle, horses, and small animals. One of these feeders is the Equine Pro Hay Feeder with Hay Saver. This feeder is perfect for feeding round bales to horses, and is designed with horse safety, hay utilization, and durability in mind. We are proud to show you some of the process that goes into making this product!

The process begins with tubing produced at the Tarter Tube Mill.

Utilizing specific dimensions to ensure proper assembly, the tubing is transformed into the rails, legs, and a-frame sections for the feeder.

After all components have been bent and cut, they are sent to be assembled and welded. Operators use designated weld fixtures to ensure a consistent product. The feeder is built and shipped in sections. It takes 3 sections to make one complete equine feeder.

After the section has been welded, hardware for the final assembly by retailer/customer are attached to the sections.

After passing a quality checkpoint, the feeder sections are then stacked six high to receive Tarter’s durable, corrosion-resistant powder coat finish. Meaning you can use it year after year! Stacking the sections like this helps ensure that all sections receive a consistent and thorough finish.

Appropriate labeling is then added. Each complete feeder will have a Tarter label and UPC code. The UPC code will provide you with information on the feeder.

The feeders pass one final quality checkpoint and are then loaded and strapped to a truck headed to a Tarter Retailer and a horse near you!

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