Post frame construction has its deep roots in agriculture. This kind of building came to prominence in the 1930s. Poles (usually telephone poles which in turn lead to the name “pole barn”) were sunk into the ground and steel roofing and siding was put into place to complete the structure. This was a short list for foundational material and it simplified the barn construction process. The telephone poles were later replaced by chemically treated sawn posts, then metal plates were introduced that connected the trusses and roof spans began to increase. Later, laminated posts made the scene and all the buildings were able to go taller as well. Today, post frame construction is still extremely efficient and is used worldwide for an array of projects, and remains the leading choice for agricultural and storage buildings.
There are a number of door choices that go hand-in-hand with post frame construction, but if you consider maximum opening dimension, least impact on building, maximum strength and sealability, lowest in service life costs, reliability, massively reduced moving parts and greater safety as the driving criteria... the single panel hydraulic door system will make the most sense. The agriculture and farming industry revolves heavily around hydraulics, so it’s easy to see why the Hydroswing® has become the premier door for farm machinery sheds big and small.
The post frame build can vary tremendously depending on the size and scope of the end structure. Hydroswing® can fit and/or retro fit almost any pole barn or post frame building with doors as large as 40' tall to 150' wide. If you need reduced building height/cost WITHOUT reduced door opening dimension, reduced part count in the structural mechanism of the door (no pulleys of any kind), integral pre hung frame with little dependence on building structure for strength, the ability to clad with more options than simply a 28 gauge steel sheet, have the same thermal properties as the building walls, almost 100% sealability to frame, self install simplicity, little or no in life service costs and lifelong reliability, as well as limitless window and man door options… then Hydroswing® is your answer. And, the Hydroswing® door is a perfect solution for replacing slider doors and roller doors. You can also enlarge your existing opening by replacing an inefficient bi-fold door.
Pre engineered metal buildings (PEB’s) have also been prominent in agricultural settings. The structures originally became popular during World War II for barracks and maintenance facilities that required no welding and could be bolted-up for simple construction. After the war, the industry continued to blossom. With the power of computer aided design (CAD), today’s metal buildings can be applied to almost any non-residential use. The Hydroswing® fits easily into new construction or is the ideal choice for replacing an outdated or beyond economic repair door such as a bifold, slider or top hung.
The concept behind Hydroswing’s strong, single-panel, hydraulic design was born and bred by the demand for a more efficient door from the farmers and ranchers in the rural area. Hydroswing® quickly became the door of choice for savvy ag industry professionals across the country. Although the Hydroswing phenomenon now reaches across a variety of industries, the agricultural customer remains the backbone of the business. Hydroswing® doors are engineered specifically to provide a cost-effective solution to meet the demands of the agricultural industry. Hydroswing® delivers strength, efficiency and reliability, utilizing the same hydraulic technology that you use on your heavy equipment every day to get the job done. Why would you trust anything less for your doors?