Say goodbye to sandbags forever with Kwik Hoops (also known as Redpath Cloches).
Protect your crops from frost, insects, rain, and extreme heat at a fraction of the cost of tunnels.
Kwik Hoops allow you to support and secure agricultural fabrics with one system. No sandbags or ropes are required!
Farmers in New Zealand have used this easy-to-use system for over 20 years.
Unlike other cheap tunnels, Kwik Hoops are made from high-tensile steel, these hoops will last a decade or more.
Extend Your Season to Make More Money
Portable low tunnels make it easy for farms to protect crops from insects and the elements.
Kwik Hoops are compatible with ALL agricultural fabrics giving you the flexibility to use the system year-round in all conditions.
Grow when others can’t.
Add frost blanket or plastic onto Kwik Hoops to create mini in-the-field greenhouses. The microclimates under the hoops can help speed up crop growth in the cooler times of the year, enabling you to have a product to sell when others can’t.
Ensure your customers get your crops and insects don’t.
Protect your crops from insects using insect netting with Kwik Hoops.
Low Tunnels Made for Extreme Conditions
Cheaper tunnels and homemade PVC hoops will fail in high wind conditions.
Kwik Hoops have been tested in some of the windiest locations in New Zealand being exposed to +70mph winds.
Each hoop pairs with a retaining wire.
The retaining wire quickly clips onto the hoop making fabric fast and easy to secure.
Despite being made for extreme conditions, Kwik Hoops can also be used inside larger tunnels for an added layer of protection.
No sandbags, no problem.
Kwik Hoops make it easy to access your crops without lugging around heavy sandbags.
No cumbersome ropes, wraps, or knots get in the way, making it easy to harvest crops and vent the tunnels.
You can vent the tunnel by sliding the side of the film up or down the sidewalls of the low tunnel system; the retaining wire will hold the covering in place.
Kwik Hoops setup is quick and easy.
One person can set up a full low tunnel in minutes, making them the fastest low tunnel systems on the market.
Kwik Hoops are simple to install, and you can make a tunnel any length to suit your needs, from 10 feet to 100s of feet long.
The hoops should be spaced to suit your local conditions – this might be as close as 5 feet apart for a windy site or farms with loose soils. They may be spaced as much as 10 feet apart or more for more protected sites.
- Push each leg of the hoop into the ground down to the depth of the pre-punched hole.
- Angle the end hoops slightly outward – approximately 15 degrees.
- Place your covering over the hoops and pull it tight end-to-end. You can bury the ends of the covering or tie them off around a stake to hold taught.
- Install the retaining wire over the fabric, securing it by clipping it to the hoop.
A Completely Portable Tool
Unlike caterpillar tunnels which aren’t easy to move. Kwik Hoops can easily be moved around the farm as needed.
They are perfect in the field or can be used inside tunnels to add an extra layer of crop protection.
Finally, a complete system allowing you to protect crops where you need it, when you need it.
Recommended Kwik Hoop Spacing:
Generally, the windier the location, the closer the hoops need to be spaced.
In windy locations, hoops should be spaced 5 feet apart, requiring 21 hoops per 1oo foot bed.
In normal conditions, hoops can be spaced as far apart as 10 feet requiring 11 hoops per 100 foot bed.
Space hoops closer in loose or sandy soils or if using a fabric (like plastic) that is impermeable to the wind.
- Designed for a 30-inch bed.
- 23.5 inches tall at the peak of the hoop.
- Compatible with all agriculture fabric coverings.
- Made from high-tensile galvanized steel.
- Manufactured by Redpath in New Zealand.
- Plastic, shade cloth, frost fabric, and insect netting can all be used with Kwik Hoops.
- For complete coverage, fabrics must be at least 69 inches wide and, at most, 85 inches.
- We recommend cutting fabrics 10 feet longer than your bed length to allow for closing at the ends.
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