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  1. oregonfarmfencer

    gripples

    I like crimp sleeves. More affordable but not as easy or as quick to use. They can slip if your crimpers are not adjusted properly and don't crimp tight enough. I've had it happen on high tensile woven before.
  2. oregonfarmfencer

    Gas powered pounder

    No doubt tracked drivers are the way to go. I won't contest that. We could use the heck out of one. Their availability is just a limiting factor to American fence builders. The import process may be very simple, but the idea of going over to England to pick out and buy a post driver is likely daunting or even unimaginable to Mr. Average Farm Fence Builder from rural America. Until they start showing up at farm equipment dealerships here in the U.S. I don't see them becoming mainstream. And what about demand also? Seems as if their are far more fence builders per capita in the UK than here in the U.S. Which would explain why they are light years ahead of us in fencing technology. The cost shouldn't be an issue. If you think about it not much more than a new pickup truck or skid steer would cost, and plenty of fencing companies have 3 or 4 of those.
  3. oregonfarmfencer

    Gas powered pounder

    They are cool. That 50k number could be low, I'm not sure. I know Iowa farm equipment had a wrag tracked unit for sell about 45-50k on Ebay. A lot of contractors use a skid steer. The big disadvantage to that is you have nowhere to carry posts while you are pounding. With a tractor, you can have the pounder on the back and a loader with pallet forks carrying posts.
  4. oregonfarmfencer

    Gas powered pounder

    I believe they are upwards of $50k+ if you can figure out how to get one imported from the UK. The most expensive Shaver out there (HD12 springless) tops out at 7 or $8k.
  5. oregonfarmfencer

    Gas powered pounder

    Now here is something that can drive posts.
  6. oregonfarmfencer

    Gas powered pounder

    They work great for t-posts and smaller diameter pipe, but that is it.
  7. oregonfarmfencer

    Gas powered pounder

    What do you mean by gas powered? Handheld like this? https://www.titanpostdrivers.com/pgd3200.html
  8. oregonfarmfencer

    Uneven ground

    Old school low carbon class 1 stuff. We don't do it with HT fixed knot wire.
  9. oregonfarmfencer

    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.
  10. oregonfarmfencer

    gripples

    You must be one of the only vendors in the U.S.? Can't find many places selling strainrite products.
  11. oregonfarmfencer

    gripples

    We use crimp sleeves, either Hayes or Kiwi. Strainrite not really available here. IMO, they are the neatest and most professional looking. Woven wire joined with gripples is very noticeable and a bit unsightly. Crimps are much less noticeable and have a cleaner look. Rarely does one slip or fail, and when they do it, it is usually a 10 gauge top or bottom wire and is do to user error with the crimp. Like said, its all my opinion. I have never actually used a gripple, but have looked up close at fences around here that used them.
  12. oregonfarmfencer

    Wire clamp/stretcher

    Well howdy neighbor. You're right in my backyard.
  13. oregonfarmfencer

    Wire clamp/stretcher

    I think you are in the USA if I remember right? If so, Kencove sells a good wire stretcher bar. We have bought several from them and they hold up well. Stay-tuff also makes some as well.
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    G v fencing

    Hello and welcome.
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