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Installing Hinge Joint Field Fence

August 25, 2020 | by Joe Morrell


Hinge Joint: A Wide Range of Applications

To enclose a large field safely and efficiently, Bekaert's hinge-jointed field fence comes through. This fence adapts well and hosts a wide variety of animals while remaining economical and extremely durable. Hinge joint field fence is specifically designed to withstand animal impacts: springing back and retaining its shape, therefore saving on maintenance and costly repairs. Another benefit is the graduated spacing it features with smaller openings approaching the ground, which keeps predators and small animals at bay. As for your particular set of criteria, don't hesitate to call Louis Page; we're always ready to assist you in making your selection. Here are three types available:

  • Gaucho Pro Field Fence--1075 lb. breaking strength, high tensile wire, pre-installed gripple-action upon request, a variety of protective coatings, appropriate for grazing animals such as cattle, goats, and sheep, coming in an optional height of 78'' for deer exclusion. For professional applications.                                                                                                                                              
  • Gaucho Field Fence--630 lb. breaking strength, high tensile wire, gripple-action upon request, Class 3 coating, appropriate for grazing animals such as cattle, goats, and sheep.                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Classic Field Fence--a variety of breaking strength options, Class 3 and Class 1 coatings, crafted for economy and efficiency. 

We also have another blog called "Woven Wire Fence Knots" that may be helpful to you in choosing the right style of field fence. 

Here's a helpful video, "Installing Hinge Joint," from our friends at Bekaert:


Farm and Field Fence

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Topics: high tensile wire, Bekaert, hinge joint, cattle fence

Properly Driven Wire Fence Staples

June 4, 2018 | by Joe Morrell

Galvanized staples to attach woven or welded fence to wood posts.


Bekaert offers a fine variety of staples for attaching wire to wooden posts. Be it knurled or single and double barbed fence staples, Louis Page will make sure you've got the goods for your various projects.

To avoid harming the fence, there are some variables to keep in mind: A smooth wire electric fence requires loose-stapling each wire, while maintaining the consistency of the spaces by using a measuring stick with the spaces marked on it. Begin by stapling from the bottom. 

For a barbed wire fence, again, loose stapling is required for each wire. Mark the positions of the wire with a measuring stick. Some folks find it helpful by starting at the top when installing multiple strands of barbed wire, as to avoid the successive wire from becoming hung up.

When working with woven wire, it is always necessary to loose-staple the wire. As the wire is expanding and contracting due to temperature fluctuations, freedom of movement under the staple is required for the brace to absorb the pressure, rather than the stapled post.

A quick overview from Bekaert.

Fence Staples

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Topics: vinyl coated wire, farm fence, fence staples, u-nails, cattle fence

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