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Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Ky cowboy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:01 am

Going to start a new corral on my farm soon. Starting with a clean slate, looking at around 60x48. I'm torn between 3 rails of guardrail or gobob fortress fence 7 bar. Fortress fence would be 60" tall and 20' sections. Anyone have any suggestions. Thanks



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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by kenny thomas » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:13 am

Go bob
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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:41 am

kenny thomas wrote:
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Go bob
Go wood.
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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Ky cowboy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:22 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:41 am
kenny thomas wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:13 am
Go bob
Go wood.
I'm dealing with a rotting corral now on a lease, it is all just rough cut and locust post. Love the looks of a good wood corral, just wanting something that'll hold up over the years.

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:35 am

Ky cowboy wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:22 am
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:41 am
kenny thomas wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:13 am
Go bob
Go wood.
I'm dealing with a rotting corral now on a lease, it is all just rough cut and locust post. Love the looks of a good wood corral, just wanting something that'll hold up over the years.
I understand. Go Bob seems to be a good product and much better looking than guardrails.
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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Silver » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 am

Free standing steel panels, with posts where the panels join. Easy to change, move, and they don't depreciate. In fact you can probably sell them at auction for more than you paid for them.

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:27 am

You peeked my curiosity. I looked up GoBob.
But, if can you get guard rail cheaper?? I always thought it made good corals.
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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Till-Hill » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:32 pm

Silver wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 am
Free standing steel panels, with posts where the panels join. Easy to change, move, and they don't depreciate. In fact you can probably sell them at auction for more than you paid for them.
What Silver said, I have 10-12 of the free standing panels on a rented pasture. Have set corral up 5 different ways in last 3 years.

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by JMJ Farms » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:35 pm

Depends on how cheap guard rail is. I have one built with 3 pieces of guard rail. 100’ x 100’. Indestructible. But with 3 pieces and the top rail being 6’ high, the gaps in between will let a smaller calf escape and sometimes a cow will stick her head through. Cat get out but it’s rough on the cow. I’m gonna go back and add a 2x4 in between the gaps.

But, HD portable panels are easier to relocate/reconfigure and they will virtually last forever.
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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by greggy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:22 pm

Silver wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 am
Free standing steel panels, with posts where the panels join. Easy to change, move, and they don't depreciate. In fact you can probably sell them at auction for more than you paid for them.

What do you mean by posts....sinking steel or wood in ground?

Or panels with square posts....

You could always put some t posts on outside if pegs in ground do not suffice

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Silver » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:27 pm

greggy wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:22 pm
Silver wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:08 am
Free standing steel panels, with posts where the panels join. Easy to change, move, and they don't depreciate. In fact you can probably sell them at auction for more than you paid for them.

What do you mean by posts....sinking steel or wood in ground?

Or panels with square posts....

You could always put some t posts on outside if pegs in ground do not suffice
I always push a 2 7/8" post in the ground to tie the panels to, at least in higher pressure areas.

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by greggy » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:25 pm

In race I use bow and slide gates with frames..

But is prob a good idea if set the way you want, how do you think T posts would go ? Our ground is very hard....would take a lot of work for round posts...no pushing them in round here......

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Ky cowboy » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:21 am

greggy wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:25 pm
In race I use bow and slide gates with frames..

But is prob a good idea if set the way you want, how do you think T posts would go ? Our ground is very hard....would take a lot of work for round posts...no pushing them in round here......
I'm pretty limited on where I can put my corral, not a lot of flat ground, and theres an existing barn I want to utilize for the actual alley and squeeze chute. As far post it's no big deal driving or digging here. We've been driving 8" post all week on fence lines. The alley that'll be in the barn I'll probably make out of rough cut lumber.

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:43 am

Always exciting to have new facilities!!
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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Ky cowboy » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:06 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:43 am
Always exciting to have new facilities!!
I'm going to draw it up for 100th time and share it on here for ideas, hopefully tomorrow

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