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  1. 3 points

    Roll Lengths

    Bit of a moan to Tornado this one but I'm getting a bit fed up of joining 50m rolls of badger netting, 19 lines wires to join every 50m on a 1km perimeter vineyard fence wears thin and we have booked our 4th in for later this year. It seems frustratingly short compared to most other nett lengths, are you not able to make them longer due to the machine capacity? I notice most other deer netts are 100m with similar height and spacings. Also would be nice to see 150 or 200m rolls of equi-nett available, again on longer jobs a lot of time seems to be lost joining wires. Love using the 250m rolls of stock netting when we do but mostly equine fencing & rail spec netting for us so longer rolls would really help us increase efficiency and get us through more work especially as the equi-nett and rail spec nett have 4 more line wires to join. This would help us get through more tornado wire per day... win/win. Or is it a case that not enough people use the longer rolls and you need to keep in stock what most people can physically handle, as I'm sure you used to do a 150m roll of HT horse nett? Or am I just a moaning old git and just get on with it?
  2. 3 points
    It took you an hour to realise!, what where you doing drinking tea? They are a big leap forward in fencing efficiency and productivity aren't they. Your hips and knees will thank you.
  3. 2 points

    Uneven ground

    I agree on the horse wire but disagree on the barb. We do it all the time. A good sharp barb under the net will do more to stop digging out than tough love. Although my advice to you on this job after hearing your description is to give her you biggest competitors phone number.
  4. 2 points

    Figure 4 knott

    You can only really tie a figure 8 in loose wire which will tighten as you tension the wire. To join wire under tension with a figure 8 its probably better doing a Tex brown (look up in the strainrite bids) which a variant of the figure 8.
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    Hi If the wires are vertical - low voltage, you need to be a minimum of 1m away If they are horizontal - 11kva or 33 kva you need to be a minimum of 3m away If working under the wires the machinery needs to be restricted to stop before reaching the limits we managed to shorten the rope on the vector knocker to stop it reaching the 3m limit, dont think it would reach the top of a deer stake we wern't allowed to work under the wires in rain ,fog,or mist Hope this is usefull
  6. 2 points
    West Fork Fence

    Roll Lengths

    Contractors here in the States seem to all want longer and longer rolls.....Me included. What we call "no climb" horse net has only ever been available in 100' or 200' rolls, so I was quite happy to know that Tornado can make them in 330'. You may be moaning, but joining wire that often is something to moan about.
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  8. 1 point

    Uneven ground

    We do a lot of woven wire field fence (6" box) on hills, stretch tight then let off as needed to pull down and staple to posts. Often times you can help the wire along by pulling the bottom wire tight with a chain strainer and hard stapling it to hold tension. Then pulling only the top or bottom of the wire as needed until it is good and tight. I would stay away from a non-climb or "sheep&goat" wire as neither work well in steep terrain in our experience.
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    West Fork Fence


    We stock Strainrite crimp sleeves.
  10. 1 point

    Roll Lengths

    Yeah, joinning wire sucks, but right now I am doing a sheep and goat fence, 330 ft rolls, without a tractor and those things are heavy.
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  12. 1 point
    West Fork Fence

    Reef Knot Join

    From the album Foregin Fence