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Breaking Wire: High Tensile Wire vs. Low Carbon Wire

Our FencePro Steven Sarson shows us the difference in breaking strength between high tensile wire and low carbon wire. Compared to low carbon wire, high-tensile barbed wire can withstand 25 to 35% more pressure before breaking. Because high-tensile wire only has 3% elongation, compared to low-carbon wire’s 13% elongation, high-tensile barbed wire doesn’t sag from snow load or when a large livestock pushes up against it.