Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby callmefence » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:08 pm

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True Grit Farms wrote:Tell the truth your scared to leave TEXAS.



I aint scared grit. I'm just fine right here.

Since I need a couple of pallets of bw
I was actually weighing the travel costs against value of a wall full of comealongs and freight charges.

Get up there next week and meet us at the farm show.


What farm show when.
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:32 pm

callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
callmefence wrote:

I aint scared grit. I'm just fine right here.

Since I need a couple of pallets of bw
I was actually weighing the travel costs against value of a wall full of comealongs and freight charges.

Get up there next week and meet us at the farm show.


What farm show when.

The National Farm and Machinery Show is in Louisville Kentucky next week. A bunch of us are meeting up on Friday for lunch. Some of us will met up on Thursday also. There's a lot of stuff there for the cattlemen, way more than at the NCBA convention. I would of figured FFS would be there the way he likes to sell stuff.
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:50 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Tell the truth your scared to leave TEXAS.



I aint scared grit. I'm just fine right here.

Since I need a couple of pallets of bw
I was actually weighing the travel costs against value of a wall full of comealongs and freight charges.

Get up there next week and meet us at the farm show.


He was almost ready to come visit, and you have to go and spook him. :lol: I do have a couple of pretty nice come alongs that were damaged beyond what was acceptable for use at the coal mine. I straightened the handles right out.
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby callmefence » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:56 pm

That would be interesting. I'd like to see Kentucky. Like alot of Texans it's were my ancestors came from. And I like to meet you guys.
Just got the new fence tractor yesterday.
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My new shaver grand slam is supposed to be here Tuesday. I've got alot going on right now. But I'm gonna grind on it . Maybe if everything goes well and the wife's willing.
Whatever I appreciate the invite.

Btw i sell stuff to. I just got in a fresh load of pipe. I've got about 1500 second hand tpost. And a guy owes me a wall full of broken comealongs.
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby callmefence » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:59 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
callmefence wrote:

I aint scared grit. I'm just fine right here.

Since I need a couple of pallets of bw
I was actually weighing the travel costs against value of a wall full of comealongs and freight charges.

Get up there next week and meet us at the farm show.


He was almost ready to come visit, and you have to go and spook him. :lol: I do have a couple of pretty nice come alongs that were damaged beyond what was acceptable for use at the coal mine. I straightened the handles right out.


I don't spook.
Just don't have to leave to the county to make a living, that's all. :D
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:31 pm

callmefence wrote:That would be interesting. I'd like to see Kentucky. Like alot of Texans it's were my ancestors came from. And I like to meet you guys.
Just got the new fence tractor yesterday.
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My new shaver grand slam is supposed to be here Tuesday. I've got alot going on right now. But I'm gonna grind on it . Maybe if everything goes well and the wife's willing.
Whatever I appreciate the invite.

Btw i sell stuff to. I just got in a fresh load of pipe. I've got about 1500 second hand tpost. And a guy owes me a wall full of broken comealongs.

I hope you got the skid steer quick attachment, and not the JD global hitch. I have the JD global hitch on one and quick attachment on the other loader tractor. I forgot to post that till right now like an idiot. They sell an adapter kit.
By the way nice tractor.
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby callmefence » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:46 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
callmefence wrote:That would be interesting. I'd like to see Kentucky. Like alot of Texans it's were my ancestors came from. And I like to meet you guys.
Just got the new fence tractor yesterday.
Image

My new shaver grand slam is supposed to be here Tuesday. I've got alot going on right now. But I'm gonna grind on it . Maybe if everything goes well and the wife's willing.
Whatever I appreciate the invite.

Btw i sell stuff to. I just got in a fresh load of pipe. I've got about 1500 second hand tpost. And a guy owes me a wall full of broken comealongs.

I hope you got the skid steer quick attachment, and not the JD global hitch. I have the JD global hitch on one and quick attachment on the other loader tractor. I forgot to post that till right now like an idiot. They sell an adapter kit.
By the way nice tractor.


No it's got the global. So far I've just piddled around the shop and fed some hay. The global attachment is sure easy to use. I never saw the tractor until it was delivered. One of the first things I ask the salesman was how many off those rods do y'all see bent. He was honest .. quite a few.
You done any welding on yours? I feel like the fuel tank and the front hydraulic llines to the front remotes need some guards made. Could make em bolt on.
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:00 am

Working in the woods you'd probably be money ahead to build a thin belly pan. There's wires and hoses that a stick can cause all kinds of problems with. I welded some expanded metal on my grill guard after I tore a screen off. You can try and be careful but you know how that's going to work out.
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby M-5 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:27 am

callmefence wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
callmefence wrote:That would be interesting. I'd like to see Kentucky. Like alot of Texans it's were my ancestors came from. And I like to meet you guys.
Just got the new fence tractor yesterday.
Image

My new shaver grand slam is supposed to be here Tuesday. I've got alot going on right now. But I'm gonna grind on it . Maybe if everything goes well and the wife's willing.
Whatever I appreciate the invite.

Btw i sell stuff to. I just got in a fresh load of pipe. I've got about 1500 second hand tpost. And a guy owes me a wall full of broken comealongs.

I hope you got the skid steer quick attachment, and not the JD global hitch. I have the JD global hitch on one and quick attachment on the other loader tractor. I forgot to post that till right now like an idiot. They sell an adapter kit.
By the way nice tractor.


No it's got the global. So far I've just piddled around the shop and fed some hay. The global attachment is sure easy to use. I never saw the tractor until it was delivered. One of the first things I ask the salesman was how many off those rods do y'all see bent. He was honest .. quite a few.
You done any welding on yours? I feel like the fuel tank and the front hydraulic llines to the front remotes need some guards made. Could make em bolt on.


don't sweat the global hook up . Its pretty easy to fabricate hooks on most attachments but I see quite a few things on CL that are global that are considerably cheaper because everyone is pushing SSQA .
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:28 am

callmefence wrote:That would be interesting. I'd like to see Kentucky. Like alot of Texans it's were my ancestors came from. And I like to meet you guys.
Just got the new fence tractor yesterday.
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Nice tractor there bud I want a new one but my pockets are telling me differently
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby callmefence » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:15 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
callmefence wrote:That would be interesting. I'd like to see Kentucky. Like alot of Texans it's were my ancestors came from. And I like to meet you guys.
Just got the new fence tractor yesterday.
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Nice tractor there bud I want a new one but my pockets are telling me differently


Thanks Sky. The tractor and new driver will replace two men. (If you can call em that)The zero interest payments is about what one man's check for a week is.
And it won't call in sick, drunk, get thrown in jail, or steal from me.
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:23 pm

callmefence wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
callmefence wrote:That would be interesting. I'd like to see Kentucky. Like alot of Texans it's were my ancestors came from. And I like to meet you guys.
Just got the new fence tractor yesterday.
Image


Nice tractor there bud I want a new one but my pockets are telling me differently


Thanks Sky. The tractor and new driver will replace two men. (If you can call em that)The zero interest payments is about what one man's check for a week is.
And it won't call in sick, drunk, get thrown in jail, or steal from me.


I heard that and your right with me its not necessary its more of a want. That will be great for you and your 200% correct
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby Tonka » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:30 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Chain boundary strainers are no more dangerous than a come along. This world is full of what if's.... What if the come along breaks? A short handled inline chain strainer is considerably more likely to get away from you and knock a few teeth out than a boundary strainer is. The Strainrite boundary strainers that we carry have swivels on each end, so having a twisted chain is not an issue, and the handles are fixed and long enough to give plenty of leverage. If you break a spring, then fix it. It'd be no different than losing a spring from a come along, right? Will come alongs work? Absolutely. Are boundary strainers better? In my opinion, yes, they are. Less storage space, just as versatile, no cable to wear out/rust/break, fewer moving parts to keep lubricated.........
FWIW, a pair of one ton come alongs are maxed out at 4,000 pounds of load. On a 949 HT net wire, that is a maximum of 444 pounds per line wire, which is right in the sweet spot. Go to an 1147, 1348, 1660, etc and it takes more power to achieve proper tension. I think I'd rather have a little bit left in the tank.


Boundary strainers are working for you and you have done far more fencing than I have so I’m not disagreeing that they work better.
However 2 1 ton come alongs are maxed at 4000 pounds.
Strainrite states do Not exceed 600 kg load (1323 pounds) on their boundary strainers.
So a pair gets you 2646 pounds. Still a far cry from 4000 pounds.
So what gives ?
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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby fence_it » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:38 pm

fence_it wrote:We are fence contractors and we pull the majority of our fence with 2 one ton come-alongs and a stretcher bar.

Chain boundary strainers are a bit dangerous IMO. If the chain gets twisted the dogs wont walk up it right and if you let go of the handle it can smack you in the head or elsewhere. You also will have to guide the dogs up the chain when the springs break off, which they eventually will if you use them enough.

Come-alongs are much easier to use, just attach one end to your brace post, the other to the stretcher bar, and crank away. We have no issues getting our wire tighter than heck. Plus they are easily available at any farm store. Attach a wire grip to them and they make great barb wire stretchers. Or use them in place of straps when tying down a load.

In certain circumstances we will pull with a tractor using a chain. Curling the bucket gives the ability to pull the top or bottom by itself to ensure straight and tight wire. This is usually reserved for very long runs or situations where we need to pull past the brace. I have a picture of pulling 949-6 fixed knot Toughstrand with the tractor but unfortunately not the come-alongs.


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Re: Chain grab boundary strainers vs come alongs

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:45 pm

I wish Tonka would come back and give us an update........
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