5-Gal. Bucket Fence Wire Reels
“We use a lot of portable fencing on our ranch, grazing cows on small areas and moving them around frequently. We have a lot of ditch banks, rough areas around hayfields, and other areas where we can’t cut hay, but cattle can graze,” says Heather Thomas, Salmon, Idaho.
“We use step-in posts and woven wire fencing. Sometimes we don’t have a spool available, and we still want to roll it up in a way that it can be easily unrolled again without tangling. This past summer we hit on the idea of using a plastic bucket and it worked great. We just set the bucket upside down over a post and pull the wire out to unroll it. The buckets rotate easily on top of a post. It’s good to use a bucket with some kind of rim to keep the wire from sliding off the bottom.
“You can roll a lot of wire up on a 5-gal. bucket and the handle makes the wire easy to carry around.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Heather Thomas, Box 215, Salmon, Idaho 83467 (ph 208 756-2841).

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