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Kiwi Post Driver
The Kiwi Post Driver was developed to serve high volume users, such as fencing contractors, municipalities, do-it-yourself ranchers and farmers, or anyone who wants the finest piece of
equipment capable of handling the most difficult jobs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why so many wires?
Because there are 8 wires in a 4-strand barbwire fence (2ply) and we are relying on strength and tension rather than the spike of the barb.

How strong is it?
Barb wire breaks at 950 lbs. of pull (2 ply 12 1/2 gauge). Max-Ten 200 High Tensile Wire doesn’t break until 1540 lbs. (200,000 PSI 12 1/2 gauge).

How long will it last?
Because it has 2 1/2 times heavier coating of galvanizing (zinc) than regular farm fence wire, it will last 2 1/2 times longer.

What does ice and snow do to it?
Freezing temperatures cause the wire to contract. With proper tension on the fence, a 100 degree temperature drop won’t increase tension to the yield point of the wire. Don’t worry about high snow on the road pushed through the fence by road crews. The fence reacts like a cheese slicer.

Does it need electric?
No, not when you have sufficient number of wires under proper tension and the post and dropper spacing is sufficient. Some fences for certian animals work better with electric added.

Can you electify for predators, ect.?
Very easily, by insulating one or more wires to keep them out or off the fence, but relying on the multiple number of wires to keep the livestock in.

How many wires should I use?
If you used to build 4 strands of barb wire, the 8 smooth wires. To replace woven use 8 smooth wires.

Can I pull around a corner?
Yes, and that saves tying off on each section.

Do I have to use a post driver?
No, if you use dry concrete mix on all end and corner and gate posts.

Can I use my own posts?
Yes, but remember that anything rusty coming in contact with the wire will reduce its life by half. To build the best fence use the proper size posts for lines, gates, ends and corners.

Can I attach it to trees?
Yes, but protect the wire with Insultube or a treated piece of wood.

Why use the Kiwi hardwood droppers ?
Because they minimize the number of line posts to install. Poly Droppers are also available.

But what about insulating the droppers?
They are self-insulating hardwood or polyethelene.

Can a contractor build this for me?
Yes, contact 800-536-2683 for your nearest installer.

Are there schools on fencing?
Regularly, at Kiwi. Registrations only.

Where can I get all the supplies?

We can ship direct to your door with many items qualifying for free shipping. Call 800-536-2683.

I'd like to try this type of fence, who else has it?
All Southern Hemisphere countries have it as a standard fence. This is an USA made version.

Can I rent the tools to build this?

Yes. At some locations normally a small rental fee is required.

How much does the Kiwi smooth wire fence cost?
About the same as barb wire per foot but it will last much longer. It is approximately 30% less than woven wire.

But I have miles to build!
In order to reduce your capital outlay, consider a secure boundary fence of 6 through 10, 12 ½ gauge wires with electric to feed an all Spider fence internal sub-division. When trying Spider fence on a small scale or pilot scheme first; use the recommended specifications and ideas, even if they conflict with your natural conservation

What type of fence is best for my horse?
The type of fence you use depends on your individual situation. Some factors to consider are; safety to animals, what will sufficiently contain my animals,installation & maintenence your budget, and the fence appearence you are looking for. Contact Kiwi Fence for assistance with your fencing project.