1987 - Volume #11, Issue #5, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Electric Rails Dress Up Your Fence"Makes an extremely attractive fence that's easy to install and requires no maintenance," says Jeff Weber, representative of AFC, Inc., manufacturer of new metal fence rails for electric fence.
Made from painted galvanized steel, the 1-in. dia. round white rails have a slot in the bottom to slip quickly onto any existing fence wire. Once the rail is in place you simply fit black plastic caps to either end to hold it in place. Installed rails carry the same charge as the wire that holds it up.
"Animals won't chew, rub on or reach through the rails and they eliminate the need to tie flags on the wires for visibility. They look great yet they're small enough so they don't dominate the scenery. No more power is required to charge them than normal," says Weber.
Although AFC sells fence rails for use with their popular "Common Sense Fence" that features cleverly designed self-insulating fiberglass fenceposts, they can be installed on any electric fence. No extra bracing required to hold the lightweight rails. Standard size rails are 12-ft. in length but they can either be cut down or special ordered. They sell for about $1 per foot.
"One advantage of this fence is that it lets you put up a substantial looking fence over rugged ground where it might be difficult to install a wood rail fence. And weather has little effect on these rails which come with a 20-year warranty," says Weber.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, AFC Inc., 2000 Highway 52 North, Chatfield, Minn. 55923 (ph toll-free 800 533-1680; in Minn., call 800 643-9748).
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