Orchard and Vineyard Trellis Construction: Part 1

When you think of uses for high-tensile wire, orchards and vineyards aren’t often at the top of the list. However, high-tensile wire has a large impact on the orchard and vineyard industries. As orchards and vineyards continue to change and advance to meet the large demand for consumers, they struggle with large input costs. As a result, they have turned to improving trellis construction to help keep their industry thriving and profitable.
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Fence Alarm: The Latest in Fence Monitoring Technology

Ever wonder if your electric fence is dead? Do you waste time worrying about the current voltage of your fence? Wish you could simply check your phone to see if your energizer is working properly?  If you answered yes to any of these questions,  Kencove has a new product that is right up your alley!

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Driven vs Handset Fence Posts

PDSHD8_2010A driven post (i.e, Shaver/KIWI Post Driver) is 10-times stronger than a handset post.  The way the earth displaces when the post is driven makes the post tighter in the ground. A concrete-set post can be as strong as a driven post provided it is set properly and allowed to cure. A concreted post needs a cure time of 3 to 4 days, thus a delay in building until the post is secure with the hardened concrete. A driven post means immediate fence construction. Continue reading »

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What Happens When an Animal Touches an Electric Fence?

An electric fence creates a psychological barrier for containing or excluding animals. It is considered a psychological barrier because the animal receives a memorable electric shock when it touches the fence. After receiving an unforgettable shock, the animal will make a mental connection between the fence and the shock and no longer challenge the fence. The psychology is important because, depending on the animal’s intentions or size, it could probably break through a simple electric fence if it does not receive an intimidating shock.

This psychological barrier is created by connecting the positive terminal of an electric fence energizer to a properly installed wire fence, and the ground terminal to a metal ground rod driven into the earth. When an animal touches the electrified wire and is grounded to the earth (hoof/foot on the ground), the circuit is completed, causing an electric shock. Continue reading »

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Does an Electric Fence Have to Make a Complete Loop?

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A commonly asked question is, “Does an electric fence have to make a complete loop?”

The answer is no, an electric fence DOES NOT have to make a complete loop. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to completing the fence loop.

Creating a continuous loop will increase voltage on the fence line, because power is pushed in both directions. Essentially, with a continuous loop, voltage only has to travel half the distance.

Even though more voltage is better, creating a continuous loop causes difficulty when fault finding a fence line. Due to the voltage traveling in two directions, a digital fault finder cannot distinguish right from left to signify where the amperage drop is located.

In conclusion, only create a complete loop if it is a necessity and if you are trying to increase voltage on the fence line.

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