Caterpillar Tunnels

Caterpillar Tunnels are a great low-cost way to protect crops and extend the season on the small farm. Priced as low as $1.50 per square foot, our caterpillar tunnels are dramatically more affordable then a traditional high tunnel, and they can be installed in less than a day.

Our round a Gothic caterpillar tunnels are constructed of 1.66" diameter 15 gauge tubing, providing more strength and durability then other brands. Even our most basic model comes standard with a 1.315" diameter ridge purlin, four wind braces, and ground posts made of 1.66" tubing. These extra steel components do add some cost relative to what you might find elsewhere, but we believe they are well worth the piece of mind that come when you have confidence in the strength and stability of your farm's infrastructure.

Our Base Package comes with:

  • Bows made of 1.66" diameter 15 gauge tubing, either 1-piece round or 3-piece Gothic style with a bolted connection;

  • Hoops spaced at either 4' or 5' on center

  • Pre-drilled and bolted ridge purlin made of 1.315" diameter 16 gauge tubing;

  • Four wind braces, one for each corner;

  • Pre-drilled 36" ground posts made of 1.66" diameter 15 gauge tubing;

  • Aluminum rope hooks attached to each bow at ground level with UV Treated billow rope;

  • 6 mil 4-year plastic

Recommended upgrades include:

  • Extended ground posts (48" vs 36");

  • Double wirelock baseboard, providing the ability to secure the plastic at the ground along the length of the tunnel; OR

  • Hardware for customer provided wooden baseboards with single wirelock base to secure plastic.

For a premium package, add roll-up sides, end bow wirelock, a double wirelock hipboard, and wooden baseboards, eliminating the need for billow ropes.

Contact Us

Connecticut Greenhouse Company, LLC

85 School St

Middlefield, CT 06455

CT HIC Registration # 0654460

MA HIC Registration # 198262

Call Toby: (203) 654-1595

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