All About High Tensile Fencing

High-tensile wire electric fencing is the most significant improvement in farm fencing since the introduction of barbed wire in 1874. High-tensile wire electric fences have been used to control cattle and sheep on ranches and farms around the world for over 50 years.
A high-tensile electric fence offers excellent security for a wide range of livestock, but is still surprisingly reasonably priced.

  • Benefits

  • How It Works

  • Expert Tips

  • FAQs

Benefits

Benefits of High Tensile Fencing

The main advantage of a high-tensile wire fence is that it not only contains livestock, it is also an excellent deterrent to predators when electrified. The high-tensile fence is more secure, looks neater and last longer, with less maintenance than either the barbed wire or woven wire fence.

More Secure:

The wire, when strung and strained to the recommended 250lbs. of tension, withstands up to 1650lbs. of livestock pressure per strand and low temperature contraction without losing its elasticity. Fi-Shock® High Tensile fence wire is manufactured to the highest standards.

Low cost:

Due to the need for fewer line posts than are required for barbed and woven wire, the cost per foot is substantially less for a high tensile fence system than for a conventional electric fence system.

The cost of material for a six-strand high-tensile fence is slightly less than that of a four-wire barbed wire fence. A high tensile cost 30% less than a standard woven wire fence. Fi-Shock® High-Tensile fencing stretches your fencing pound.

Lasts Longer

: High-tensile wire fencing has been used extensively for over fifty years without rusting. Electric fence insulators should be manufactured to resist extreme ultraviolet exposure. Plan on your high-tensile installation to last a lifetime. Every Fi-Shock® High Tensile component is manufactured to the highest standards.

Looks Good:

High-tensile fencing is aesthetically pleasing, h5er than conventional fencing, and will contain any breed of livestock. It is not difficult to build, it's virtually maintenance free, and it costs less on a per-foot basis than other types of agricultural fencing.

Fi-Shock® High Tensile Fencing is truly the fence of tomorrow that is available to the farmer TODAY!

How It Works

How It Works

High-tensile wire fences make efficient use of multiple strands of smooth galvanised steel wire with a zinc coating.
High tensile wire is very h5. The wire, when strung and strained to the recommended 115kg of tension, withstands up to 750kg of livestock pressure per strand. Its elasticity makes it very flexible so it can be easily wrapped around fence posts and fence corners.

The tension on each wire should be determined by the type of animal being contained. With high tensile fencing, this is fairly easily accomplished. A variety of high tensile tools have been developed to help build and maintain high tensile electric fences of varying lengths.

NOTE:

Although the high tensile fence is a highly efficient and very effective animal containment and control system of fencing, in order for it to stay that way, routine inspections along the fencing lines should be performed at regular intervals and after severe weather.

Expert Tips

Expert Tips

The tension on each wire should be determined by the type of animal being contained.


Routine inspections along the fencing lines should be performed at regular intervals and after severe weather.

FAQs

FAQs

Q: What is the benefit of high-tensile permanent fencing?

A: High-tensile electric fence systems cost less than conventional perimeter fences such as barbed or stock wire. Since high-tensile fencing requires fewer line posts than barbed or stock wire, the cost per metre is substantially less than conventional fencing.

High-tensile systems also last longer and are safer for horses and livestock since the wire doesn’t cut like barbed wire.

High Tensile fencing can function as a physical barrier AND a psychological barrier, while barbed or stock wire fences are physical barriers only.

Q: Does electric fencing cost more than conventional fencing? What about High Tensile Fencing?

A: The most costly piece of any fence is the posts. In barbed and stock wire, posts need to be set every 4-5m; however in High-Tensile fencing, posts can be set 10-30m apart, which will substantially lower the cost of the fence.