Zareba® Poly Wire Tightener
Use our Zareba® Poly Wire Tightener to easily tighten poly wire and maintain the tension as needed. Made of all plastic materials, it's UV protected for durability. Color: Black.
Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.
Zareba® Poly Wire Tightener - Specifications
- 6 per pack
- Use to easily tighten poly wire and maintain the tension
- Made of all plastic materials
- UV protected for durability
- Color: Black
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Electric fence wire conducts the electric charge from the fence charger around the length of the fence. Position one electrified wire at animal’s shoulder height; this will cause it to touch the fence with its nose, making it back up.
Wire types include smooth steel wire, aluminum wire, high tensile wire, poly wire (stainless steel wire strands woven with polyethylene) poly tape and poly rope. Your selection will depend on the type of fence, the type of animal you are containing and how long the fence will stay in place.
Poly wire, poly tape and poly rope are good options for temporary, rotational grazing or to be used along the top of a fence as they are more visual for animals such as horses. For a permanent perimeter fence, you should use steel or aluminum wire.
Features and Benefits
- Highly visible to animals
- Wind passes through, low wear & tear
- Convenient to install and repair
- Will not rust
- Excellent for horses
- Temporary fencing
- Rotational grazing
- Equine fence kits
Poly rope is an 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.More about Fence Wire»
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.
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 Wire FAQs
Q: Why is poly tape better for use with horses than regular wire?
A: It's a matter of visiblity. 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.