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Pull to strainer, Fence pre tensioned to 250/300 kgs to take out slack after tying off (180m pull). Final tension 150kg

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Didn't know that, its what the gauge reads when tight. If its wrong its wrong, but it is tight!

I used a gauge  more when I was starting to get an idea of how tight it was meant to be, now a lot is done by feel and I use the gauge to compare top to the bottom of net. The numbers may not mean anything but the tension is comparable.

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Ah ok, wondered if there was a guage on the Solonet or something.  The rule of thumb is the tensions curves in the netting, should be reduced by half in size once its correctly tensioned.


Have you got a Strainrite guage that hooks on?

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Ye strainrite gauge. Have never figured out what exactly half a crimp size looks like, was thinking if you could make some sort of channel that would only fit over a crimp when at half size but not when slack.


The solonet is kind of self regulating as if you over tension too much it will pull side ways. so if it stops moving forward and starts sideways, your at about right tension to lose a little after tying off the fence and it will settle back to correct tension.

I am working with Simon to see if we can put some sort of gauge on it to stop people pulling out the far strainer. It shouldn't happen but you have got the power of a tractor pulling and with a monkey in the seat, who knows what can happen.

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