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MD Barnmaster Ranch vs Estate: Benefits, Comparison & Features

ranch barn series features

estate barn series features

Standard Stall Fronts

• Stall fronts and sliding doors are solid to 4′ high with three rail grill work from 4′ to 6′ high.
• The three rail feed door is located in upper left corner, hinged on the left, and has a horseshoe latch.
• Standard 3/4″ painted.
• Hot dipped galvanized bottom channel.
View the Ranch Series Stall Fronts
• Stall fronts and sliding doors are solid to 4′ high with vertical grill work from 4′ to 8′ high.
• Feed door is full grill with pull down lock.
• Feed door is located in upper left corner, hinged on the left, and has a pull down latch.
• Standard 3/4″ painted.
• Hot dipped galvanized bottom channel.
View the Estate Series Stall Fronts

Grillwork

Horizontal three rail 1-7/8″ galvanized tube spaced from 4′ to 6′ high and welded 360 degrees at both ends.
ranch barn stall front
Vertical 1-5/8″ galvanized tube with 2 3/8″ clearance between bars and welded 360 degrees at both ends.

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Stall Front Doors

Sliding doors have a square door track, 4-wheel trucks, and a hasp and staple latch with a chain and snap.Sliding doors have a square door track, 4 wheel trucks and Autolatch. Round track optional with additional fee.

Rafters

Two – 2″x3″ welded together or one 2″x6″ galvanized tube.Two – 2″x3″ galvanized box tube welded together with the top tube extending 2′ out to support a 2″x3″ purlin at the low eave.

Purlins

Cee on 6′ spacing, Zee available on request2″x3″ galvanized box tube on 3′ spacing including a 2″x3″ purlin at the edge of the eave roof overhang.

Roofing

Reverse Box Rib 26 gauge roof sheets. Each sheet has 36″ wide coverage. Note: Optional “PBR”. Roofing overhang is 18″ at both the eave and gable with standard roof load.

RCA Material Construction

For both models, one 24″ high window truss is used to support both the upper & lower roof panels. Window truss bolt to connector columns with new bolt together system.

RCA Air Gap

In barns/buildings there is a standard 24″ separation between the two roof lines. This creates an 18″ air gap in this area, which can be closed with optional RCA windows, filler panels or a combination of windows and fillers.

Barn Air Gap Space

In barns there is a standard 12″ air gap over all eave walls, which can be closed with optional filler panels. Optional foam closure strips available at the ridge and eaves.

Roofing on Free- span Buildings

There is no air gap over the eave walls. The roofing is screwed directly to the top of the walls. Foam closure strips are included at the ridge & eaves.

Md Barnmaster Standard Features

Continuous Footings or Piers Concrete Foundations
• Horizontal three rail 1-7/8″ galvanized tube spaced 12″ x 12″ footings with 8″ wide x 4″ high stemwall & 2 pieces of #4 rebar, top and bottom under each load bearing wall only.
• Footing and piers may be required to be deeper under walls on heavy snow or wind loads.
• Piers may be square or round with a 12″ x 12″ x 4″ pedestal.
• Minimum size pier will be 2′ x 2′ x 2′ and may be required to be deeper on heavy snow or wind loads.
• Connector columns and posts are held in place with a wedge-bolt.
Steel Conventional Doors
Door can swing in or out & left or right by installing header and door frame in the appropriate location.
Door Walls
Door opening in a 12′ or 16′ front will be in the second 4′ x 8′ panel from the left when looking at the walls from the outside. In an 8′ x 12′ room, the opening may be placed on the left or right panel. Moving the door opening will make it a non-standard barn and add 5% to the door wall price.
Dutch Door Options
Standard sliding doors with the 4′ x 4′ top half hinged on the right & swinging from the framework of the sliding door. The latch is located on the left.
Roof Loads
20# PSF standard.
Wind Loads
100 mph IBC standard.
Bolt Together System
• Both series have an almost complete bolt together system.
• Connector columns run from the ground to the top of all walls.
• Upper and lower walls bolt to the connector columns and are held together with t-strap.
Standard Rancher and Estate 3/4″ Painted Steel
• Exterior 3/4″ walls are constructed using a 3/4″ CD exterior plywood core. Plywood edges are sealed to reduce wicking. Until further notice, sheet of 26 gauge embossed Zincalume Plus steel is laminated to the stall side of the wall and a sheet of 26 gauge painted textured steel is laminated to the exterior side of the wall.
• Materials are laminated with a Urethane based glue. The laminated panels are encased in a 2″x2″ – 14 gauge channel, corners are mitered, then welded together in a jig to ensure uniformity.
• The bottom channel is hot-dipped galvanized to provide maximum protection at ground level and is punched with weep holes every 24″. Weep holes hold panel insert 1/4″ off the bottom channel.
• All other channel is G-90 galvanized, which is an industry standard.
2″ T&G Basic Wall
2″x6″ Spruce or Cedar T&G laminated to 3/8″ CD exterior plywood with 26 gaugeembossed Zincalume Plus laminated to the inside creating a 2″ thick wall. Note: T&G should only be used as an interior finish and is unfinished wood.
2″ Hardi Panel
Same as 2″ thick painted walls except 5/16″ Hardi Panel laminated to exterior side inplace of 3/8″ plywood and steel.
Standard Facia Trim
5″ painted steel on 30# or less snow loads. 2″ x 3″ galvanized eave purlins are standard on eaves with 40# and over snow loads.
Gable Ends
Will be considered to be on the ends of the barn/building and will not be moved to the end of a porch unless indicated to do so on the layout and the necessary components have been ordered.
Standard Interior Finish Barns and Buildings
Freespan buildings: standard embossed Zincalume Plus steel (this includes the interior of the gables, filler panels, and breezeway doors).
Barns: Interior gables, breezeway doors, stall fronts, and tack fronts are painted steel. Interior stalls and rooms are zincalume plus and can be changed to color or T&G with an upcharge fee.

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