Our MH (now the LT-Series) row cover Hoop Benders bend either 1/2" or 3/4" regular emt metal tubing (Electrical Metal Tubing, available at all hardware stores) into perfect hoops in seconds, for covering and protecting your garden for a fraction of the cost of any other method. Available in 3, 4, and 6 ft. hoop widths.
The only difference between these low tunnel benders and our RC-series low tunnel benders is that these bend only 1/2" and 3/4" emt tubing which is what most low tunnels are constructed of, where as our RC-series bends the emt as well as the larger
1 3/8" fence tubing
Finished Hoop widths can vary on any metal tubing used, Regardless of Gage or Diameter! This varying is caused by the hardness of alloy (which is an unknown factor on all tubing) used in manufacturing the tubing.
Our hoop benders are fixed radius (not adjustable) they are preset to produce the specified hoop width using metal tubing having an average hardness alloy. We are not responsible for varying alloy's which can produce hoops smaller or larger than the average alloy's used today.
You are encouraged to read and review all instructions before making your choice of hoop bender to purchase.
In the Video below, Carol Coleman demonstrates how to build both the fixed in place Low Tunnels and our Newest version of the Modular/Movable Low Tunnel in 10 foot sections, using our model MH-4 Low Tunnel Hoop Bender. You can add as many sections as needed, building your Low Tunnels as long as needed.
That connectors are not required to build the basic Row Cover (Low Tunnels) or any of the Greenhouses (High Tunnels) any of these can be built following the Basic Hoophouse/Greenhouse Instructions using common supplies found in all hardware stores. However, we do offer a variety of connectors to speed up the assembly of various hoophouses, and are required if building portable structures.
Model MH-3 Row Cover Bends 3 ft wide hoops using 10 ft lenghts of 1/2 or 3/4 inch o.d. emt (electrical metal tubing) which is sold at all hardware stores. Click Here For MH-3 Instructions
Model MH-4 Row Cover Bends 4 ft wide hoops using 10 ft lenghts of 1/2 or 3/4 inch o.d. emt (electrical metal tubing) which is sold at all hardware stores.