Kiwitech Arrow Post – Permanent Electric Fencing

Kiwitech Arrow Post – Permanent Electric Fencing



fiberglass makes a great electric fence post insulated resilient durable and inexpensive but the plain fiberglass post can be improved upon here is the arrow post let's take a closer look at this plastic sleeve and what lies beneath to see what transforms a plain fiberglass post and to what we believe is the world's very best electric fence post the most obvious feature are these barbed wings that are designed to fold out when the arrow post is being pulled up primary and secondary stabilizing blades along with the barbed wings make the arrow post reluctant to shift sideways and extremely resistant to lifting out of the ground so if you want the ultimate performance from the arrow post that pays to trigger the wing fold out here's how in order to plant and extract arrow posts you need to use a narrow rammer the special tool is used to drive the arrow post into the ground until the plastic sleeve is submerged then unless the ground is very soft it is used to check the post back to the targeted height wind jacking arrows out of the ground place one hand on the jacking arm and the other at the top of the post how the extraction motion by flexing the post away from you slightly as you lift the extractor Jules should be repositioned after each pull feed the post up through the jaws with lots of small lifts rather than a few big ones now to demonstrate how the plastic sleeve of the arrow post dramatically enhances post stiffness widely or Holly fence lines require stiffer posts to take on the extra weight force of the wires when they change angle hanging the same weight on an arrow and a plain post shows that the arrow can take on significantly more weight strain than its plain post counterpart there is just over six kilos of weight hanging off of these posts with sideways strain and movement plane post cut through the ground making it very easy to pull them out getting the arrow post to slice through the ground around its base is very difficult and because of those triggered wings it won't pull out in fact it can sometimes take a force equal to quarter of a ton to pull out an arrow that is why there is a need for the specialized extractor unit on the rammer it has a five to one leverage advantage which certainly eases the job the amount of Earth disturbed here shows the ferocity of a narrow post grip arrow posts are reusable now let's go to the shed for another little test and the pressure plane posts can break at ground entry point when the land is very hard or frozen to demonstrate the vise here is acting like hard ground the stress raiser bending the arrow post around on itself has no effect and the post returns to its normal state by virtue of its tapered sleeve let's repeat the same action with a normal post now knowing what punishment an arrow posts can take where are their beasts used arrows can be used in any normal electric fence line but can be allowed for some unusual activities adapted quads or irrigator z' can cross unrestricted with the right fin setup farm tracks are a high impact area where animals are often a bit stressed and can be crushed against the fence by others in the group an electric fence utilizing the tough arrow post can withstand any rough treatment there are two arrow post lengths the standard length of 1.25 metres and the longer length of 1.4 metres we will use the long arrow post here for added security against animals jumpin the arrow post Rama can be used for any length of post up to 1.6 metres tall when changing post lengths a quick change of the spacer captured in the top end of the Rama is required the longer the post the shorter the spacer farm tracks often have compacted stony verges so we need to use the arrow post pilot to preform a hole before planting the post note that the primary blades are always planted in line with the fence to get maximum rigidity and flexibility as we drive the pilot down that will often wander off line as it hits larger stones underground we can use the rammer as a lever to bring the pilot back on line but it is essential that the rammer is right down on the pilot do not leave her against the thin shank of the pilot the pilot should always be driven and up to the hilt to get the pilot out we latch on to the rammer with the pilots chain yanking the rammer up it only takes a few pulls to free the blade the pilot hold just formed is slightly smaller than the profile of the plasterer Arrowhead this design is to ensure that when the arrow post is driven into the ground it will jam tight and compacted stony ground it is not always necessary to trigger the arrow post wings at Fanshawe plant the arrow up to the secondary blades in the intest if the post is not quite straight or if it needs firmer support from the ground you can use the top of the rammer to temper the ground around the post throwing it up in creating firmer support a plain fiberglass post and this had stony ground will be subjected to a stress raiser at ground level a narrow post with its tapered sleeve does not have a stress raiser and as far less likely to be damaged the arrow post is perfect for fencing off a regular farm features like a stream bank or bluff the greatest stiffness of very posts compete to plain fiberglass posts makes them the better choice for taking on the side loadings created from bins and the fence line provided you use light gauge high tensile wire the white fence on the Arrowhead also provide a large load bearing surface to prevent movement of the post through the wet soft soils characteristic of these areas most importantly the aggressive grip provided by the anchoring fins prevent the post from coming out of the ground the fact that the arrow post can be easily uprooted and relocated with the special rammer means that the fence line can be adjusted readily this is often necessary on these irregular boundaries because of erosion and growth of large vegetation arrow posts are ideal for use in halide terrain the extreme grip of the foot means that it can withstand the downward and upward forces resulting from wire tension it will not be pushed into the ground upon the brow of a hill or pulled out of the ground of an ax DEP these same attributes make the arrow post ideal for sandy soils when normal fiberglass posts and even wooden posts will sink move or pull out the arrow post will stay right where it was planted coupled with the Kiwi tech wedge clip there won't rust and sold here the arrow post is an ideal solution for coastal areas

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