Heating Systems

An ideal temperature in every poultry house

Ensuring proper temperature among your barns, ensures that your animals do not waste energy regulating their body temperatures. This leads to better growth efficiency and a more successful return. Big Dutchman offers many options for heating barns precisely and to your greatest advantage.

SOLaire™ High Performance Brooders

  • Corrosion resistant stainless steel components
  • Simple and quick installation design
  • Durable one-piece spun canopy
  • Dependable one-piece radiant
  • Reliable thermostatic control, placed to give maximum temperature control

Optional zone control system

A power pack is available to provide automated battery back-up. Zone Control is available with SOLaire™ single-jet or infrared brooders.  The optional Zone Control System (24V AC/12V DC) electronically controls a group of brooders using one thermostat.

Direct spark ignition system

Direct spark ignition eliminates standing pilots and provides electronic control of a group of brooders.  Direct spark ignition is available on single-jet and infrared brooder models.  The system requires a transformer.

Simple to use and easy to clean

Assembling a SOLaire™ brooder requires only a wrench and a screwdriver.  The simplified control mounting eliminates bulky clips or wires, and the DSI box is sealed to allow for more protection and thorough wash-downs.

SOLaire™ Single-jet Brooder

  • Modulating thermostat
  • Zone control
  • Direct spark ignition
  • Independent thermostat
Performance Data & Specifications:
  • 30,000 Btu (7,560 kcal/hr)
  • 46” (116.8 cm) or 34” (86.36 cm) canopy

SOLaire™ Single-jet Brooder

  • Modulating thermostat
  • Independent thermostat
  • Zone control
  • Direct spark ignition
Performance Data & Specifications:
  • 40,000 Btu (10,080 kcal/hr)
  • 35” (890 mm) canopy

BIGFOOT Tube Heater

19° Angle optimized reflector angle:
  • Better radiant throw
  • Less convective wash
  • Higher radiant output and more fuel efficient
  • Faster to put heat on the floor
  • Low clearances to combustibles above
  • Unique U-bend reflector directs more heat from the end of the tube
Heat Pattern
  • Even temperature distribution
  • Allows birds warm access to food and water
  • 4” Diameter tubes create large radiant surface to emit heat to the outside wall
  • Bigger footprint than other competitive units

Radiant Tube Heaters

Advantages at a glance:
  • Up to 150,000 btu radiant tube heaters with aluminized reflectors
  • 30 ft. to 50 ft. lengths available
  • Zone control
  • Push through and Pull through models available
  • Push through models available in single and two stage
  • Calorized steel tubing
  • Direct Spark Ignition (DSI)
  • Cast burner
  • Controlled flame shape in tube
  • Vaporization of moisture from inside tube
  • Secured hanging brackets to the tube
  • Available in natural or propane gas