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How To Build A Stay-Tuff Field Fence

October 13, 2012 | by Duncan Page

Ever wondered how to put up high tensile field fencing? Installing field fence can pose many challenges if you don't know how to do it. Watch this instructional video from Stay-Tuff and learn how: to keep your animals safer; make your fence last longer; add value to your property! It will guide you through the steps, from planning to completion.

1. Plan your fence

  • Take time to sketch a map and lay out the fence, locating corners and gates.
  • Think about your future fencing needs.
  • Make sure you have all necessary tools to complete the job.
  • Note any natural obstacles - streams, gullies, etc.
  • Clear the fence line, removing brush and any obstacles.

2. Set posts

  • Install end, corner and brace posts.
  • Build horizontal brace members to support tensioning of wire.
  • Remove knots to tie off horizontal wires to end posts.

3. Tension horizontal wires

  • Tension the fence sections using a stretcher bar.
  • Splice lengths of fence together.

4. Attach fence to posts

  • Staple horizontal fence wires to wood posts.
  • Secure fence to metal T posts with T post ties.

Once you have completed these steps, you will have a good looking fence that will keep your animals safe and secure for a long time.

Now sit back and enjoy!

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Topics: field fence, how to install

How To Install Fence - Instructions on Video

May 20, 2010 | by Duncan Page

This instructional video from Bekaert points out important aspects of installing different types of high tensile agricultural fences - smooth wire, barbed wire, hinge joint field fence, fixed knot fence and horse fence.

Safety considerations, the importance of planning for your fence and fence post selection are covered. Clear instructions on how to install a brace are presented.

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Topics: field fence, horse fence, high tensile wire, Bekaert

How To Install Bekaert's High Tensile Field Fence - video

April 22, 2010 | by Duncan Page

Learn how to install hinge joint high tensile field fence by watching this video.

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Topics: field fence

High Tensile Fence vs Low Carbon Fence - What's The Difference?

April 1, 2010 | by Duncan Page


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 High tensile deer fence


Are you thinking about using field fence to enclose your animals and property? Agricultural fencing is available in two types of wires: low carbon and high tensile. What is the difference? Is there an advantage to using one over the other?

Low carbon - For years, traditional field and farm fence has been made using low carbon wire. Low carbon wire used in fencing is usually made from steel rod with a carbon content of approximately 0.10%. It is easy to work with but is prone to stretching and sagging. It requires regular maintenance. It is weaker than high tensile wire.

High tensile - This wire has become very popular due to its advantages. It is made from steel rod with a carbon content of approximately 0.28%. Higher carbon content makes high tensile wire stronger. It's higher psi rating gives it a higher breaking strength. To get the same strength, you can use a lighter gauge high tensile wire in place of a heavier low carbon wire. You can complete your project at a lower cost.

Lighter weight also means easier handling and installation. Fewer posts are required so you can increase the spacing between posts. If installed properly, high tensile fences require little maintenance - re-tensioning is not necessary.

During installation high tensile fencing requires less tension to make it tight. The wire is stiffer and will not stretch and sag. This characteristic gives it flexibility - it will give and bounce back when animals lean against it.

Install a high tensile fence and you will have a longer lasting, lower maintenance fence for less cost than a conventional low carbon fence. Which would you choose?

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Topics: woven wire, field fence, high tensile wire, farm fence

How To Install Woven Field Fence On Studded T Posts - Videos

October 30, 2009 | by Duncan Page

These videos show a family putting up field fence on studded T posts to make a new pasture for their goats. Watch and learn...

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Topics: woven wire, field fence, video

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