The Solstar Energizer combines an energizer, battery and solar panel into a single handy unit. From Premier Fence Systems, Washington, IA, it mounts directly on top of a steel post or can be hung from wire fence. This 0.23-joule (released) low-impedance energizer has a 7-amp hour battery and a 4-watt solar panel.
The Titan B6 is a 6-volt strip grazer energizer from Twin Mountain Fence, San Angelo, TX. It offers long-lasting battery life — up to 40 weeks in irregular pulse mode — plus higher output under load than similar units and high-level safety features. It also features a fold-away handle.
ELECTRIC FENCE CHARGER
Tru-Test, Mineral Springs, TX, introduces its versatile and highly effective Patriot electric fence charger for controlling predators. It can also be used for intensive strip grazing. An advanced low-impedance electric fence charger, it is suitable for all types of livestock and attaches to any type of fence: poly-wire, tape, high-tensile, etc. A pulse light indicates charger operation.
SOLAR FENCE CHARGER
The Patriot PS15 integrated solar charger, from Tru-Test, is suited to strip grazing or protecting remote areas where regular power access is unavailable or inconvenient. The high-output, low-impedance charger uses an internal sealed 12-volt battery that provides up to 21 days operation without sunlight. Its sealed-circuit design provides maximum weather protection and a new energy recycling circuit conserves battery charge. The unit mounts easily on any type of post.
Dare Products, Battle Creek, MI, offers seven new electric fence energizers. The 12-volt Solar Eclipse and 6/12-volt Sentry models have been redesigned to give the ultimate performance in severe fence conditions.
Circle 109, call 800-922-3273 or visit www.freeproductinfo.net/hfg.
The Fence Fork is a handy tool that quickly attaches fence support clips to T-posts. Invented by a cattle rancher, the tool pulls and holds wire tight against the post. It clips wire to T-posts in half the time it normally takes to finish the chore, according to its manufacturer, Re-Source, Olathe, KS.
Circle 110, call 913-390-6442 or visit freeproductinfo.net/hfg.
A self-latching gate system from Hay Wrap, Inc., Bloomsdale, MO, called the Latch, now comes in two styles to make for easy installing onto wood or metal fenceposts. A new weld-on model has been added. It's made of heavy-duty 3/16" steel.
The Gatekeeper, from Agritronics, Ione, OR, eliminates gates and cattle guards using a series of near ultra-sonic, double-modulated sound pulses to repel cattle. In most cases, it has no effect on horses. Its motion detection system is completely self-regulating, so no adjustments are needed. Circle 112, call 541-422-7441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUTOMATIC GATE OPENER
Zareba Systems, Ellendale, MN, introduces the Automatic Gate Opener, which opens swing gates up to 16' long and 750 lbs. The opener fits most gates and will cycle over 200 times per day. Its low-voltage electrical system is simple to install and complies with UL 325 standards. Safety features include obstruction sensing, gate movement alerts, auto-close and more. For remote locations, solar panels are available to automatically charge the opener's battery.
ATV GATE KIT
The Pivotal Post ATV Gate kit from Pivotal Fencing Systems, Yuma, CO, allows ATV four-wheelers to drive over it without breaking wires. The kit can be installed in existing gate openings as narrow as 20' as well as larger ones. The post assembly easily bends when being driven over; the spring-loaded post simply stands back up when the four-wheeler has crossed the gate. A shock cord stretches as the gate is being driven over, then retracts back into position. The gate can be installed in a matter of minutes, and is durable enough to work on all types of terrain.
Centaur HTP Fencing Systems' T-sleeve cover converts a T-post into an HTP post, with precut notches allowing for use with any wire, rope or braid products. Its ready-made slots also allow for use with any 1.5" tape product, according to Centaur, Muscle Shoals, AL.
Circle 115, call 800-348-7787 or visit freeproductinfo.net/hfg.
IMPROVED AUTOMATIC GATE
The fully automatic GoGate offers improved reliability in its system design and hydraulic system, including hydraulic actuators with “O” ring seals rather than cup seals. It also features a speed-bump style treadle, activated by a vehicle tire. It's distributed by GoGate Automatic Farm & Ranch Gates, a division of Dennis Steel, Inc., Leander, TX.
HIGH-TENSILE AND WOVEN FENCES
Keystone Steel & Wire, Peoria, IL, introduces its Red Brand high-tensile and woven field fences. The high-tensile fence utilizes the Red Brand monarch knot, which acts as a hinge that gives under pressure. Vertical wires are individually cut and wrapped for maximum strength and flexibility. The Class 3 galvanized wire's heavy zinc coating keeps it durable.
The woven field fence withstands the demands of corralling large animal herds and is ideal for all terrains, as well as corrals and pastures. Special wire crimps withstand severe weather by allowing the fence to expand and contract. Its Class 1 galvanized wire resists weathering, wear and tear.
WILDLIFE AND GOAT FENCES
Red Brand deer and wildlife fence ensures that valuable herds are protected both inside and out. This all-terrain fencing is ideal for flat or hilly areas, according to Keystone Steel & Wire. Its Cross Lock knot firmly affixes fence wires together, resisting animal penetration or climbing as well as severe snow storms. It's 12-gauge, Class-3 galvanized wire resists weathering, wear and tear.
The company's sheep and goat fence is a 4 × 4" mesh that provides strong confinement and keeps animals from putting their heads through it. The smooth side of the Square Deal Knot prevents injury to the animals; the strong mesh minimizes potential injuries by flexing on impact.
FULLY ADJUSTABLE HINGE
D&D Technologies, Huntington Beach, CA, introduces a smaller version of the Multi-Adjust hinge to accommodate lightweight gates. The Tru-Close Mini-Multi Adjust hinge line is extremely flexible for both new and retrofit installations, as models allow for up to a 2" gap. The hinges are injection-molded glass fiber reinforced polymer, so won't rust or stain. They fit vinyl, ornamental iron, aluminum or wood gates and can be used on gates up to 55 lbs.
The Three-In-One Self-Insulated Reel from Kencove Farm Fence, Blairsville, PA, is a portable fence on one reel. It's pre-wound with three rolls of six-strand, 660' poly-wire. Kencove's twine or tape guide, installed on a standard reel, provides tangle-free fence-line setup. The guide bolts quickly to the frame and can be used on most reels with a traverse of 6".
NARROW GEARED REEL
This lightweight geared reel, with a rugged lock mechanism, easily holds 1,640' of poly-wire. From Kencove, it offers a 2:1 gear ratio and a wire guide to ensure tangle-free fence-line setup.
CORROSION RESISTANT WIRE
Premier, Washington, IA, offers its GoldCote Hi-Tensile Wire, which resists corrosion up to four times better than normal galvanized wires. High-tensile smooth wire, woven wire and barbed wire are available. The woven wire is 32" tall with a 9" vertical spacing and won't entrap heads as likely as with 6" verticals but will keep out smaller predators better than do 12" verticals.
The Fence Fault Finder from Premier offers a new fence voltmeter option. It works without a ground connection and can indicate in which direction a fault or leak in your fence is located.