Steel vs Aluminum Horse Stalls

Steel stalls always rust. Paint, galvanize coating, galvalume and powder coating can’t stop rust. They only slow it down. Horses chew; equipment scratches bars & rails and rusting starts. Once rusting starts, it’s only a matter of time before an investment in steel is destroyed. ARC stalls have aluminum grills that never rust.

ARC stall bars are better in many ways: As you see in the photos,

• They are much heavier which makes them much stronger.
ARC bars use a harder alloy which further enhances strength.
• They are spaced closer together to be safer for your horses.
ARC bars are 3 ½” taller for more airflow and a more attractive stall.

Competitive stalls come only with the thin wall bar shown. ARC offers 3 choices — our standard heavy duty, optional commercial grade, or optional super duty stall bars.


Once you have made the decision to buy aluminum, how do ARC aluminum stalls compare? Check competitive products (see photo above) with a bar wall thickness of only .050. ARC Heavy-Duty stall bars are .074. That’s 45% heavier, and our high-strength, high-temper alloy adds an additional 28% to the strength: all of this at no extra cost to you!

You may also choose the optional .090 wall Commercial-Grade bar or the .125 wall Super-Duty bar at a modest additional charge. The .125 bar is the heaviest aluminum stall bar sold, fully 2 1/2 times heavier than competitive products, and the .090 bar yields amazing strength at a most reasonable cost. They are also made of our super high-strength alloy. Stunning strength; long life!.