Phil & Mandy Hart, Figure 8 Fencing, Deniliquin, NSW
So much easier to install than the V-Type … the V-Type are so time consuming. If we do 1km of fence with posts at 10m centres and three droppers between it takes us around 4 – 5 hours using red gum droppers, about 3 hours using V-Type and barely ONE HOUR with Lightning. With labour around $60.00 per hour that’s a big saving. If we quote a job (quote per metre or chain), we charge for the difficulty of the fence – it’s quicker for us to install Lightning so our quote is cheaper. If we quote Lightning, we win! lightning Fence Dropper they last longer, Red Gum we use tie wire to install but they’ll break if hit and they weather – life span about 10 years, V-Type Galvanised cripple if they’re hit. If a wire breaks with Lightning the wire will pull through (the loops) – so you can re-run the wire without removing the droppers, with a V-Type you must remove all the droppers in the section to repair and re-strain the fence. If you don’t you’ll have a very crooked fence! We just love the Lightning product. We’re trying to convince everyone around here to use it.