1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Electric Fence Wire Made of AluminumFirst on the market with electric fence wire made entirely of aluminum is the Tipper Tie Co., of Apex, N.C.
"It has many advantages over conventional steel wire, yet doesn't cost any more," says Jack Burke, product manager. He cites these key features of his company's new 14 ga. all-aluminum electric fence wire:
It won't rust.
It's more durable than steel. "You can tie, twist and form it with your fingers," says Burke.
Its bright and shiny finish makes aluminum wire more visible to livestock and humans.
It conducts electricity better than steel, allowing you to cover longer distances with fewer chargers. Burke notes that the new aluminum wire has an elongation factor of 6%, versus about 1% for steel wire, making it less likely to snap when being stretched. Suggested retail is $64 for one mile of aluminum wire (14 ga.). It comes pre-packaged in cartons, with four ? mile spools per carton.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tipper Tie Co., Division of Dover Industries, P.O. Box 866, Lufkin Road, Apex, R.C. 27502 (ph 919 362-8811).
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