Q. I’ve decided on a high tensile fixed knot fence for my project, and I know I need to tension it. What are the best practices for doing this safely and effectively?
A. There are specific techniques used in the industry to tension high tensile fixed knot fences. The important thing to remember is that high tensile fence does not need as much tensioning as low carbon fencing does. Over-tensioning high tensile fence can cause breakage in the wire and serious injury. If properly done, once you tension a high tensile fence the initial time no further tensioning is needed. Learn about the differences between high tensile wire and low carbon wire.
Our Fence Pros tension the fence by stretching it using stretcher bars and stretcher bar pullers with chains. Note, a minimum of two workers are needed for tensioning high tensile fence projects.
In the video below #TheFencePros at Bekaert demonstrate the proper way to tension a high tensile fixed knot fence.