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Fencing With A Tractor

Postby Ol' 243 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:25 pm

Anyone else use a tractor to fence with, bucket makes a great storage area and work bench, cab is nice to store lunch and cold drinks, pull wire from 3 point hitch. I have used several different vehicles, but I like this the best.
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby talltimber » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:42 pm

If I'm doing something that requires some gear like chainsaw, stretchers, ht wire, post hole diggers, etc I normally do just what you are doing. Too much for a four wheeler.
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Postby slick4591 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:03 pm

I use the FEL to push T-posts.
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:54 pm

This is what I call fencing with a tractor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTAwhc6Xzlw
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:06 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:This is what I call fencing with a tractor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTAwhc6Xzlw


I've got a Quickfencer with the 5 strand barb/net setup. Pretty handy for big rolls in big country. We've been making a much simpler wire pay out device (no stretching) for a few years. Doesn't matter how you slice it, 1/4 mile rolls of woven wire, or mile long rolls of barbed, save a ton of time.
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby reeler » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:26 am

skyhightree1 wrote:This is what I call fencing with a tractor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTAwhc6Xzlw

Wow-never seen anything like that. Kinda freaky how that wire bounces around though.Wouldn't want to be the guy in the 'raincoat'.
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby dieselbeef » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:29 am

must work but it looks like alotta tangled mess comin...what happens at the end of the roll? cuz that's when my unroller gets into a mess..when theres hardly any left
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:28 pm

With regard to the Quickfencer, it can turn to a tangled mess if you don't keep the strands separated every 100' or so. The spiders that the barbed wire runs through have a clutch disc, so there is constant tension on the wire. The way to prevent a mess at the end of your wire, is to use wire on a basket or bobbin instead of the goofy plastic outfit that is on Bekaert wire.....And use long rolls so you don't run out as often.
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This is the setup we use the most. Simple, light, effective.
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:34 pm

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This is a SoloTrac driver that I fenced with a little in Wales. It's similar to my machine, but a little better thought out. The next one I build will be more user friendly like this one. Pretty handy all in one machine, for sure.
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby Cucumber35 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:48 pm

I don't have any fancy setups but a piece of rebar through a roll of barbed wire and the two bottom links on the 3pt is pretty handy. I keep a big plastic tool box with fencing supplies in the back of the field truck for repairs and if we are doing much usually have a helper so we take the truck and tractor.
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby Nesikep » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:28 pm

Ol' 243 wrote:Anyone else use a tractor to fence with, bucket makes a great storage area and work bench, cab is nice to store lunch and cold drinks, pull wire from 3 point hitch. I have used several different vehicles, but I like this the best.
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Works great as long as your bucket doesn't sag :P


I have a trailer for the ATV I use for most smaller jobs.. good for the chain saws, hammers, etc and can go nearly anywhere
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby callmefence » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:14 am

I've built idk how many wire rollers over the years and this is my favorite. A piece of pipe welded to the truck bed. If I wanna roll out 5 I weld 4 more pieces down. You can drive it off or walk it off works either way. Just enough friction to prevent backlash.
Like farm fence said a good spool is important. Oklahoma makes a pretty good one.


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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby ddd75 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:24 pm

callmefence wrote:I've built idk how many wire rollers over the years and this is my favorite. A piece of pipe welded to the truck bed. If I wanna roll out 5 I weld 4 more pieces down. You can drive it off or walk it off works either way. Just enough friction to prevent backlash.
Like farm fence said a good spool is important. Oklahoma makes a pretty good one.


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someone stole your barbs
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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby callmefence » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:43 pm

ddd75 wrote:
callmefence wrote:I've built idk how many wire rollers over the years and this is my favorite. A piece of pipe welded to the truck bed. If I wanna roll out 5 I weld 4 more pieces down. You can drive it off or walk it off works either way. Just enough friction to prevent backlash.
Like farm fence said a good spool is important. Oklahoma makes a pretty good one.


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someone stole your barbs


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Re: Fencing With A Tractor

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:25 am

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that thinks simpler is better :D That's a slick idea Fence.
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