A. Knot types vary based on the fence’s use and the type of work it’s meant to do – animal containment, animal exclusion, decoration, etc. Understanding the differences between the types of fence knots will help you determine the best fence for your project.
Popular for cattle fences, barb wire construction consists of two wire strands twisted together and starred with 2- or 4-point barbs at intermittent distances, usually 5 inches. For areas of high animal traffic, predator concerns or security issues, a more closely placed 3 inch barb spacing is recommended. Bekaert Gaucho® Barbed Wire fence uses a reverse twist design that switches the direction of the two wires at each barb, producing a sag-resistant, stronger fence with greater memory and less maintenance.
A good all-around choice for various types of livestock, fixed knots are durable and resistant to animal damage. Featuring a solid vertical stay wires that give strength and support increased post spacing and a separate piece of knot wire joining the vertical stay and horizontal line wires, fixed knot is a top choice for professional fence installers. Bekaert’s Solidlock® products utilize fixed knot construction.
Ideal for the protection of livestock’s skin and coats due to its smooth construction, the “S” knot integrates a crossed line and stay wire design connected by a separate piece of knotted wire. The resulting knot is impact resistant and smooth to the touch, making it an ideal solution for containment. The “S” knot is the signature knot of our Gaucho® Non-Climb Fences, sheep, goat, llama, and other small pasture livestock fencing.
The coiled design of a hinge joint is common in agricultural fencing, and is featured on our field fencing. Vertical stay wires are wrapped around horizontal line wires at each intersection, creating a meshed effect. Gaucho® Field Fence products feature an economical choice for animal fencing, the hinge joint is designed to absorb animal impacts without breakage.