With both machinery and sheds getting bigger, girder trusses have become more common. A girder truss can achieve a wider bay opening than can usually be built with standard engineering
Here is what you need to know about including a girder truss in your farm shed project.
What is a girder truss?
A girder truss is a heavy-duty steel truss that runs between columns to provide a double opening. The girder truss supports the main roof trusses in the bays in which the column has been removed.
Does my shed need a girder truss?
Girder trusses are a popular option for large cropping operations and hay growers.
A girder truss provides larger openings to cater for wider machinery such as a header with the front attached or an airseeder bar. This makes storing machinery out of the weather quick and easy.
For hay growers and export hay facilities using girder trusses reduces the amount of columns to make loading and unloading hay more efficient.
Girder truss versus girder beam
Column removal can be achieved with either a girder truss or a girder beam.
The advantage of a girder truss is its strength as the truss structure tends to be more rigid than a girder beam.
A girder beam is normally shallower than a girder truss so may provide slightly better clearance height for your machinery.