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Orchard and Vineyard Trellis Construction: Part 2

Along with your wire and posts, you will need a few tools to erect a functioning trellis. Below is an illustration of 15 hand tools needed to properly build a trellis system. Different designs require different tool use and frequency of tool use. But, these are the basic hand tools you will need when working […]

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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 […]

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Driven vs Handset Fence Posts

A 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 […]

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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. […]

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Does an Electric Fence Have to Make a Complete Loop?

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 […]

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