There are two sides to this fencing coin. If you’re thinking of a utilitarian fence for agriculture, your concern might be how long will it last and how much it costs per foot. If you think of a residential situation, fencing can actually be attractive and completely change the curb appeal of your home while keeping pets inside your property line and keeping trick or treaters out (joke.) Let’s tackle both sides of this coin over the next two months since our customers are so vastly different from one another. Now, back to Mr. McDonald who needed fencing…
Agriculture: Ag Fencing Season starts soon! We have what you need to finish the job. Uses: Livestock containment. Our products are durable and will last for years. Remember that the corner and end posts are the foundation to fencing. Posts hold be set to a depth of one-half the height of the fence but never less than three feet. It is best to set them in concrete and provide adequate bracing.
- Wood Fence Posts (Line and corner posts)
- Steel T-Posts (line posts in between wood posts)
- Field Fencing (best for cattle, sheep, goats, livestock)
- Stable Mesh Fencing (best for horses)
- Barbed Wire (used to keep animals from leaning on the fence)
- Field Fence (Heights of 39-6, 47-6, and 55-6) 330’ Length Rolls and three gauges of wire to choose from.
- Stable Mesh (Heights of 4’, 5’ & 6’) 100’ Length Rolls
- Barb Wire Comes in 2Pt. and 4Pt. wire. 1,320 foot Length Rolls and a choice of styles with Class 1 galvanized coating. Made in the U.S.A.
Need help? Draw a map of the property you are working with and stop in for a visit, we can help you determine the supplies you will need.
Ensure your installation goes smoothly by using this checklist of tools. Pick them up here at Long Bros if there are any you are missing.
Chain Saw to clear brush & tree limbs from fence line
- Fence Stretcher
- Post-hole digger or drive
- Wire cutter/splicer
- Tightening Tool
- Heavy-duty Hammer
- Steel tape measure
- Lap-style sleeves for 12-1/2 gauge wire and crimping tools
- Spinning Jenny for smooth wire
- Fence staples and post fasteners
- Fence stays (for smooth wire or grounding)
- Wear protective glasses & heavy-duty gloves, boots & clothing to prevent cuts however make sure your clothing is not loose as you run the risk of it getting caught in automatic tools.
- Carry fencing staples in an apron or jacket pocket (NOT in your mouth.)
- When tightening wire or stretching fence, stand on the opposite side o the post from the wire.
- Work with a partner for safety AND faster installation.
- Use common sense and stop before you get too tired.
Next month we will discuss residential & city fencing. As always, the Long family would like to Thank You for your continued business and support. If you enjoyed this blog post, we would appreciate your comments and shares in social media. We look forward to seeing you for all of your fencing needs. Look for DIY ideas sprinkled throughout 2015. Stay tuned!