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October – Pro Grip Heavy Duty

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October – Pro Grip Heavy Duty

The Pro Grip slat (patented) is designed especially for loose housed sows. By combining the permeable profile with a high/low profile, the Pro Grip slat offers a comfortable and stable grip for both sow and piglets. Furthermore causes the V-shaped underside a perfect manure permeability and thus optimal hygiene.

Size: 500x600mm
Material: Polypropylene
Fireresistance: Certificate BFL-S1*
*optional against additional costs 

New and improved!

The slat has been on the market since 2012. Recently the slat has been updated, based on consumer experiences. The Pro Grip Heavy Duty is stronger, provides even better comfort and is even more hygienic compared to the first version. Read our blog about the developing process.

Do you want to know what your floor will look like? Contact us via the button below, or click here for the Design Your Own Floor module and Design Your Own Floor!

Blog: Flooring in free-range farrowing pens? Heavy duty!

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————— FAQ – Pro Grip Heavy Duty —————–


Assembly – How should I assemble?2018-10-31T10:18:23+00:00

All slats, crates and penning need to be properly fixed to beams and walls at all times such that the sow may not lift or pull slats out of the floor.

Floors should be assembled in a moderate climate, hence, not while freezing or in full sun. To prevent damage of the slats, assembly should be cancelled when temperature drops below 4 degrees Celsius. Slats may contain a maximum opening in between of 10mm. With larger openings the risk of injury of piglet or sow increases.

Placing hot or sharp items or throwing the latter on the floor may damage the product. During assembly of the floors, the slats should be placed without force. Forcing the slats into to floor may damage the floor directly or on long term. The usage of a rubber hammer instead or an iron hammer is recommended.

Assembly – Do I need expansion joints in this floor?2018-10-31T10:12:31+00:00

An expansion joint at every 7 meters of plastic slats is required.

The plastic slats exist of polypropylene. This material may shrink or expand due to temperature changes. The expansion rate of polypropylene (Dl) over a certain distance/length (l) with factor λ (0.00015) increases per degree Celcius: Dl = λ x l x Dt

This means that a floor of 7 to 10 meters long (depending on the type of slat) will grow with about 3 cm when temperature increases with 20 degrees Celsius. To compensate for this growth you will need to break the surface. This can be done by placing a piece of cast iron (with lay-on) between the slats, or an extra beam in the floor after every 7 meters.


Usage – How should I clean my floors?2018-10-31T10:09:03+00:00

The Pro Step, Pro Grip and Poly Pro slats have a special design with V-shaped bottom which is easily cleaned.
Only cleaning materials suited for polypropylene may be used. Cleaning of the floors with corrosive chemicals should be prevented at all times.

Usage – Can I combine this slat with other slats of Vereijken?2018-10-31T09:49:39+00:00

Yes! This slat is designed to fit perfectly on every other Vereijken flooring part such as the Poly Pro Concrete or Cast Iron 500×600 slats.

Usage – Can I place my sows on a full plastic floor?2018-10-31T09:46:25+00:00

Unadvised. Intensively used locations such as the place under the trough need to be equipped with a cast iron or wear-resistant material. Usage of plastic flooring in these areas is always at own risk.

Are you looking for a plastic flooring suited for piglets and (free) sow? Choose for Pro Grip Heavy Duty!

Usage – Is the Pro Grip Heavy Duty floor suited for free farrowing?2018-10-31T09:48:43+00:00

Yes! The Pro Grip flooring is specifically designed to house loose sows and piglets in the farrowing period:
(maximum weight per slat = 500kg). The estimated strength of the floor, however, is only valid when used as intended and only when the floor has been correctly installed – see also:

usage – can I place my sows on a full plastic floor?




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