Date Posted: 16 December 2021
They produced good products at fair
prices-and only sold you what you needed
to get the job DONE RIGHT.
A fact from the fencing supplier
In the old days one BIG fencing
Manufaturer gave you the facts
The steel posts had to be spaced suffciently
far appart so that they didn’t interfere with the
strands being able to elastically absorb stock
Did you know that 30 years ago the rural
fencing scene was a real gentleman’s game?
That the best fencing for the long run was
elastic-with steel posts arranged to support
high tensile strands at the correct height and
intermediate lightweight droppers to hold the
strands apart at the right spacing.
You could almost feel Sorry for them - until you see they’re
“steeling” your profits...
The BIG fencing supplier has pointed out
in their literature that placing the steel
posts closer together actually increase the
bending loads on the posts near the point
Here’s an example...
These days, fencing can be more about cents - not sense
In these day of high energy costs and
environmental concerns (where it takes over a
tonne of coal to make just one tonne of steel and
produces over two tonnes of CO2 in the process)
some companies have become cutthroat.
They flood the market with tonnes of steel posts
and try to convince you that rigid fencing isn’t that
bad after all-which means (it’s a miricle) you
need to buy tonnes and tonnes of steel posts.
of stock impact and PREVENT elastic fencing
from working as effectivly.
They’re desperate to sell more tonnes at any
cost-including a cost to YOUR profits.
Luckily, smart farmers don’t buy it.
“It takes more than 3 tonnes of coal
to make just 1 tonne of steel”
More sense as opposed to more
cents for some big steal companies
Elastic fencing is the best way to fence -strongly
Elastic fencing permits ALL 100kgs of weight of that
wire to act as a multi strang spring to absorb
You know that good fencing about keeping your
stock in-not bashing them up
Like the ropes around boxing rings test have
proven that flexible material is best for “bounce
back” strength and durabilty.
Absorbs more energy
And let’s not forget your livestock
It’s an engineering fact that the two post either
side of the impact point must resist the full bending
force cause by a beast impacting a fence.
A typical elastic fence will have six strands of 2.5
mm high tensile wire, with strainers spaced every
500m- if you add it all up, there’s over 100kg of
wire in that 500m.
This 100kg spring elasticlly absorbs a LOT more
energy than two 1m lengths of steel post.
And a smaller force on the post means a smaller
force on your beast-because it hits a spring
instead of a brick wall.
Less bending force
The further apart the posts are space, the smaller
the bending force on the posts will be-because the
angle of deflection for the fence stands at these
two posts is less for the same abount of strech
and energy absorbed in the wire strands.
Here’s What Smart
Why are Lightning Fence
Droppers so good?
Because steel is a resource that’s fast
becoming too expensive to squander.
As well as the right material, the Lightning
Fence Dropper is also implemented in a way
that provides the maximum flexiblity exactly
where it’s needed...
Constructed from high tensile galvanised spring
steel, the Lightning Fence Dropper will recover
more effectivly from stock impact than timber
or rigid metal droppers.
You use less steel posts-while at the same
time improving the energy absorbing ablity of
Lightweight resiliant Lightning Fence Droppers
increase and maintain correct spacing of the
fence strands between steel posts.
Use Lightning Fence Droppers
Why is this important?
Between the steel posts...
Use Lightning Fence Dropper and you’ll make
your fencing more cost-dffective AND stronger
Our family has been using Lightning Fence Droppers for about 33 years and still considers them to be the best fence droppers on the market
Much quicker than the others to put on. I can install 1,000 droppers in a couple of hours all up. They’re really good to use and there is no problem with them shifting. The others cripple much more easily … in fact I don’t think I have ever seen a Lightning cripple … the others (V-Type) just don’t seem as ‘steely’ – they’re softer than Lightning.
Date Posted: 16 December 2021
Date Posted: 6 April 2018