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Re: Trees and fence

Postby RanchMan90 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:25 pm

So what should I with this treeline fence most cost efficiently? Wire panel, electric, or just move this fence back? I'm ready to put this thing to bed :D
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:47 am

Image Got a 1/4 mile of fence cleared and 1/8 mile of panels up so far. Best solution I could come up with to irreparable fence without a dozer.
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby pricefarm » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:48 am

RanchMan90 wrote:Image Got a 1/4 mile of fence cleared and 1/8 mile of panels up so far. Best solution I could come up with to irreparable fence without a dozer.


That seems like a expensive fence. Those pannels are 20$ here.
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby M-5 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:00 pm

pricefarm wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:Image Got a 1/4 mile of fence cleared and 1/8 mile of panels up so far. Best solution I could come up with to irreparable fence without a dozer.


That seems like a expensive fence. Those pannels are 20$ here.


that's what I was thinking , 5 strands of HT with springs would have been my choice and whole lot of spray to burn about 4' on each side
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:15 pm

pricefarm wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:Image Got a 1/4 mile of fence cleared and 1/8 mile of panels up so far. Best solution I could come up with to irreparable fence without a dozer.


That seems like a expensive fence. Those pannels are 20$ here.

True, it's not cheap. It came out to $1.25 a foot with me installing it. Fence crews get 75¢ - $1 a ft for labor. Sleeping at night knowing I won't have to fetch cattle out of those woods again, priceless. :D
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:56 pm

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RanchMan90 wrote:Image Got a 1/4 mile of fence cleared and 1/8 mile of panels up so far. Best solution I could come up with to irreparable fence without a dozer.


That seems like a expensive fence. Those pannels are 20$ here.


that's what I was thinking , 5 strands of HT with springs would have been my choice and whole lot of spray to burn about 4' on each side

What kind of spray do you recommend for this application? That's my plan to keep this maintained
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby M-5 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:08 pm

Remedy and diesel is what several recommend to me last yr to control evergreen shrubs and it works.
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:13 pm

M-5 wrote:Remedy and diesel is what several recommend to me last yr to control evergreen shrubs and it works.

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Re: Trees and fence

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:25 pm

It's going to be expensive and time consuming when a tree falls on that fence.
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:56 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:It's going to be expensive and time consuming when a tree falls on that fence.

Time and cost effectiveness were 2 main goals. The panels should take more of a lickin and have ease of service. If one were to get smashed I can replace just it, not have to patch and stretch wire. Certainly not a one size fits all application though. :2cents:
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Postby BK9954 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:42 pm

When I put all new fences on my place I had no realistic choice but to bulldoze. We had so many dead trees from the last drought. I still ride the fence weekly and after every storm, about once a year a live tree will still have a branch fall. Hate to cut oaks and pecans that still have life in them. Used the dozer to clear pastures while we had it there.
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby RanchMan90 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:48 pm

Looks good. The dozing was probably not cheap, but certainly worth it.
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby BK9954 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:56 pm

RanchMan90 wrote:Looks good. The dozing was probably not cheap, but certainly worth it.

Thanks, your right, between dozing and fences I poured a lot of money into this place. The fences that were there were from the 1970's.
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby callmefence » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:30 pm

Sorry I've not been paying attention. I personally would have run 6 to 7 strands of good 14 gauge high tensile barbwire.

But it's done now and it will be easy to repair.
Just replace a damage panel.
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Re: Trees and fence

Postby BK9954 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:41 pm

RanchMan90 wrote:
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pricefarm wrote:
That seems like a expensive fence. Those pannels are 20$ here.


that's what I was thinking , 5 strands of HT with springs would have been my choice and whole lot of spray to burn about 4' on each side

What kind of spray do you recommend for this application? That's my plan to keep this maintained

I used Eraser herbacide last year on my fence line. Worked pretty good. Got it at the feed store. Good thing is no mixing with diesel, you just mix with water. I sprayed the fenceline so the cows would stop busting the bottom wire trying to eat grass on the other side. It kills grass, weeds, small shrubs and small trees. I liked it for killing poison ivy. I have that stuff everywhere.
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