Monthly Archives: March 2011

Using a Line Boss for High Tensile Fencing

Boss post used on a ridge top to support the load of the fence. Shown with Hickory PasturePro Posts.

I’ve made mention of “line bosses” in several articles lately and someone recently commented to me that this was a new term to them. So let’s start a little dialog about line bosses.

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High Tensile Fence Demonstrations & Field Days

This past Saturday – Steve, Glenn and I, traveled to Crowder College, near Neosho Missouri for a field day hosted by the Newton County Cattlemen’s Association. It felt really good for this ol’ boy to get out in the air … Continue reading

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The Underground Life of a Fence Post

All of the workings that go on underground have been an intriguing subject since the first caveman dug his first hole. It’s a science in itself. As children we dug in the dirt. As adults we got bigger toys and … Continue reading

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Installing a Guide Wire for High Tensile Fencing

In the photo above, extra care was taken with the guide wire to make sure that the fence line was straight, even through the dips and ridges of this pasture. Even though this fence is very straight, the downward pressure on the posts from the dip can cause the posts to lean. Using a boss post at the crest of the hill as well as the bottom of the dip is recommended.

One of the key steps in successfully constructing a good looking farm fence (or any fence – for that matter) is installing a guide wire to use for putting in line posts. Without a guide wire (or one that is installed … Continue reading

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