Best Barbed Wire ???

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Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by MidArk » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:41 am

About to start fencing a new place. Started using Field Fence a few years back, but have not been tickled with it. Looking for suggestions on Barbed Wire Brands. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by greybeard » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:46 am

Any good HT wire. I use Bekaert .
Some use Tornado.
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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by cfpinz » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:26 am

greybeard wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:46 am
Any good HT wire. I use Bekaert .
Some use Tornado.
Bekaert is my favorite, never seen the Tornado brand.
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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by greybeard » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:35 am

cfpinz wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:26 am
greybeard wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:46 am
Any good HT wire. I use Bekaert .
Some use Tornado.
Bekaert is my favorite, never seen the Tornado brand.
One of the members here is a distributor...maybe 2 members. I've not heard anything bad about it at all and several other members have said it was everything it claims to be. The only negative I've heard said was it was a bit more pricey.
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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:26 pm

MidArk wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:41 am
About to start fencing a new place. Started using Field Fence a few years back, but have not been tickled with it. Looking for suggestions on Barbed Wire Brands. Thanks in advance.
I like Tornado barb wire. I get it from Farm Fence Solutions. I have used Bekaert high tensile. I like Tornado better.
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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by callmefence » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:04 pm

Whatever you use use a 14 gauge hightensil four point.
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Bekaert
Tornado all good wire.
Tornado has a little tighter twist and is a little softer. It's very good wire. The wooden spools however suck. I mean you can baby them and most do ok. But the other brands you can throw of a cliff and they still unroll.
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Post by JMJ Farms » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:30 pm

Where is FFS? Hasn’t been around in a while unless I missed him.
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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by MidArk » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:28 am

Thanks Everyone, I appreciate the input.
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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by Dave » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:59 am

The "best" barbed wire is what ever is already on the posts so I don't have to mess with it.

That said you just don't see the high tensile wire being used around here. I wonder if it is one of those regional things and if there is a reason behind it.

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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by cfpinz » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:12 am

Dave wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:59 am
The "best" barbed wire is what ever is already on the posts so I don't have to mess with it.

That said you just don't see the high tensile wire being used around here. I wonder if it is one of those regional things and if there is a reason behind it.
Funny you mention that, I noticed the same thing in certain areas of the Midwest and farther, seems they only like to use non-high tensile wire. Very prevalent in areas where long stretches are commonplace. Always wondered if it was just a mindset, or if folks thought the non-HT wire would absorb more stretch and "store" it to help keep the fence tight?
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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by T & B farms » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:51 pm

Around here using high tensile is pretty much a sin. Anyone who used it is concidered “broke, cheap a$$, dirt farmer.” that’s what I’ve been called in the last month. I stretched a mile of stay tuff around the first of the year, people can say whatever they want. I will be using 14ga high tensile from now on.

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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by Caustic Burno » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:56 pm

I would say Gaucho is number one around here. Made in San Antonio I think will have to google it.
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Post by Jrebyank » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:21 pm

Reb brand here in MS

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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by cfpinz » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:09 am

T & B farms wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Around here using high tensile is pretty much a sin.
Why is that? I've often wondered why high tensile wire (both barbed and smooth) isn't more popular in your area. Seems like it'd be a good fit, as you guys can get such long stretches on a section of fence.
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Re: Best Barbed Wire ???

Post by Farm Fence Solutions » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:16 am

JMJ Farms wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Where is FFS? Hasn’t been around in a while unless I missed him.
Last I heard, he was covered up busy building fence and selling wire and post drivers.
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