Zareba® 1/4 Inch Poly Rope
Looking for an affordable and attractive fencing wire for temporary horse containment?
Our weather-resistant, heavy duty Zareba® 1/4 Inch Poly Rope is highly visible and portable so it's easy to install, re-wind and re-use. With 9 stainless steel conductor strands, this poly rope has greater strength than traditional poly wire. It's UV protected for long life, too.
Dimensions: 1/4 Inch x 656 Feet. Tensile strength is 713 lb/force. Use only with UL listed fence chargers.
Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.
Zareba® 1/4" Poly Rope - Specifications
- For temporary rotational grazing or in conjunction with permanent perimeter fencing
- Ideal for equine fencing - More visible than traditional wire
- Stainless steel wire (9 strands) wire for excellent conductivity
- Heavy duty
- Weather-resistant UV protection
- Portable - Easy to install, re-wind and re-use
- Affordable and attractive
- 1/4" x 656' white poly rope per roll
- Tensile strength: 713 lb/force
- Use only with UL listed fence chargers
- Not intended as the sole means of restraint
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGood stuff. My horse hates it.
With about 1900 feet of rope using Zareba 10 mile charger, I'm averaging about 7500V.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI had never used polyrope before. I have a precocious 20 yr old gelding that thinks he is a 2 yr old. He is mischievous and constantly in trouble. His mother was nicknamed Houdini and I think he has inherited her slippery tendencies. He can clearly see this rope and I have not had a minutes trouble with him since I installed it. I had used wire before and the rascally horse would manage to short it out and tear it down. Once I installed this and let him out he went right up to it with in about a foot of the rope and stopped. He looked at it and turned his head side to side then turned and walked away. He keeps his distance. I don't know how he knows what it is but he seems to be aware. I am extremely pleased with it.
- All About
POLY WIRE / POLY ROPE
Features and Benefits
- More visible than traditional wire
- Convenient to install, repair and rewind
- Will not rust
- Temporary fencing
- Rotational grazing
- Controlled grazing
Poly wire is a good fence choice since it is more visible than traditional metal wire, lightweight and installs easily. Poly wire is easily tightened, spliced, repaired and rewound. In addition, it can be re-used again and again.
Use a poly wire tightener to maintain wire tension as needed.
This convenient wire can be used for temporary grazing, strip or rotational grazing and pet control. Poly wire should not be used with continuous output chargers
Poly rope is another excellent high visibility choice for your fence line. It is stronger than poly wire, with stainless steel strands woven through the rope.
The steel strands ensure maximum electrical energy is carried through the fence line at all times. Use a splicer to maintain a good connection. Most poly ropes are about 1/4 inch in diameter.
Note: For best results, use a low impedance fence charger to energize poly wire and poly rope fences. Poly rope should not be used with continuous output chargers.
The height and spacing of the wires will vary with the animal you are containing. Position one electrified wire at animal’s shoulder height; this will cause it to hit the fence with its nose, making it back up.
Use poly tape for horse fencing or in rotational grazing since the animals can easily see this highly visible electric fence wire. Splice poly tape with splicer buckles specially designed for easy splicing and repairing of poly tape.
Poly wire is lightweight, so it is very easy to handle. You can rewind it very easily, move it and re-use it. Splice poly wire by tying a good, tight knot to maintain connections. Use a poly wire line tightener on each line and each side of the fence to maintain wire tension.
FENCE CHARGERS FOR WIRE
Use a low impedance fence charger with poly wire and poly tape products.
PERMANENT PERIMETER FENCING
For a permanent perimeter fence, you may want to use high tensile or steel wire as your fence wire.More Expert Tips About Fence Wire»
Fence Wire FAQs
Q: Why is poly tape better for use with horses than regular wire?
A: It's a matter of visibility. Horses can see the tape more readily than wire. Remember, electric fencing is a psychological barrier: after a horse has met up with a poly tape electric fence and has felt the shock, when it sees the poly tape again, it will remember the shock and stay away from the fence.
Q: Why should I place one wire at the animal's shoulder?
A: Positioning one electrified wire at animal’s shoulder height will cause the animal to hit the fence with its nose, making the animal back up. See illustration below.
Q: Won't poly tape succumb to wear and tear?
A: Poly tape is designed to withstand wear and tear. The open-weave design allows wind to pass through it, reducing wear and increasing longevity of the fence. However. logically poly tape will not last as long as steel wire.
Q: What kind of fence wire do I need?
A: Generally, use the most highly visible fence wire you can afford -- for the simple reason that animals can't avoid a fence they don't see. For horses, many owners prefer polytape in conjunction with steel wire. For other animals, yellow and black poly wire may do. And high tensile systems require high tensile steel wire.