All About Polyrope
Electric fence wire conducts the electric charge from the fence charger around the length of the fence. Position one electrified wire at animal’s shoulder height; this will cause it to touch the fence with its nose, making it back up.
Wire types include smooth steel wire, aluminum wire, high tensile wire, poly wire (stainless steel wire strands woven with polyethylene) polytape and polyrope. Your selection will depend on the type of fence, the type of animal you are containing and how long the fence will stay in place.
Polywire, polytape and polyrope are good options for temporary, rotational grazing or to be used along the top of a fence as they are more visual for animals such as horses. For a permanent perimeter fence, you should use steel or aluminum wire.
|Features and Benefits ||Ideal Uses |
|More visible than traditional wire ||Temporary fencing |
|Lightweight ||Rotational grazing |
|Convenient to install, repair and rewind ||Controlled grazing |
|Will not rust || |
Polyrope is an excellent high visibility choice for your fence line. It is stronger than polywire, with stainless steel strands woven through the rope.
The steel strands ensure maximum electrical energy is carried through the fence line at all times. Use a splicer to maintain a good connection. Most polyropes are about 1/4 inch in diameter.
Note: For best results, use a low impedance fence charger to energize poly wire and polyrope fences. Polyrope should not be used with continuous output chargers.
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