It’s great to be back on the fence line after a few weeks of lockdown. We have started with some riparian fencing. Thankfully the weather has been kind as most of the fencing is very swampy….. We have been using a petrol powered hand-held post driver to drive in No2 quarter rounds in the real wet areas, makes life much easier then trying to hand … Continue reading Back on the fence line…
Well the last couple of weeks have been one for the record books…… Unfortunately not for all the right reasons!! Covid 19 and all that goes with it weather it be illness, social, economic and at worst loss of life is impacting all of NZ and the rest of the World. On a personal note it will be a difficult time having to suspend our … Continue reading Still Fencing
We spent a couple of days modifying some of our equipment. The post rammer needed a lifting eye welding to the Rock Spike lifter to enable it to be used to remove posts if they break while ramming etc. This saves having to turn the tractor around to use the loader. Other modifications include making some brackets to place the Rock Spike on the front … Continue reading Equipment Modification
This month we are working to fence off a river for riparian planting. It’s about a 3km section in total and we are part way through. We are experimenting with a handheld petrol pile driver to install No. 2 pointed rounds as line posts. So far this has worked extremely well in conjunction with drilling a pilot hole with an auger. Preselection and sizing of … Continue reading Riparian Fencing
By 9am the heat was already starting to build promising to get even hotter as the day progressed. There were a good spread of folks from North to South and East and West coast. After the safety brief the plan for the day was outlined. First demonstrations from various industry suppliers. Next involved heading up into the hills to see Waynes self built tracked post … Continue reading FCANZ Trade Day 2020-North Island
Well the last week or so has been a mixed bag weather wise with plenty of rain, wind and the odd few days of sun….. We have managed to keep working despite the wet ground, fine days have been on hill country and wet days on the flats and race fences. A good mix of 3-4-5 and 7 wire fences over the last couple of … Continue reading Sun, Rain and Wind…..
Yesterday started off with blue skies and the welcome sight of the sun after a few grey days….. Another 7 wire was completed in a few hours in place of an old Barbary hedge which was removed as it was full of holes. The fence line was levelled and contoured with a Digger making the construction of the new fence quicker and more efficient. In … Continue reading Welcome Sunshine
The last couple of days have been spent fencing off sections of waterway with a mix of 2 and 5 wire electric fence. A selection of 100mm super posts and No 1 rounds have been used, the super posts on straight sections and No 1 rounds for any angles or pressure points. Medium 2.4 strainers have been used as anchors to prevent pulling as the … Continue reading Water way fencing
Great to see the the sun this morning after a few days of rain. Made for good conditions to finish off another 200m of seven wire fence. Continue reading Nice day…..
The next few weeks we are on a big fencing job in Midhirst. This project involves over 300 Super Posts and Rhino Posts supplied from GoldPine. These strainers are hea-vy! So far the weather has cooperated and we have done 165 meters of 7 wire fence in one day. GoldPine is a preferred supplier of ours because of the consistency in their products. Continue reading More posts……