Types of Wire

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You need a wire that will stay tight long after the fence is built. If the wire stretches easily, the fence will start to sag. You will have to spend additional time and money re-stretching the fence to keep it tight so your animals won’t break through. Stop wasting your resources, and use a stronger wire that will stay tight year after year.

Wire strength is based on the amount of carbon in the steel. The higher the carbon content, the stronger the wire. The stronger the wire, the longer the fence will stay tight. Pasture Management wire falls into three categories: low carbon, medium tensile, and high tensile.

High Tensile

  • 0.28% carbon content
  • Made from high-carbon steel
  • 960 lbs. to 1,345 lbs. minimum breaking strength depending on fence type which equates to the strongest wire for fencing
  • 2-3X stronger than low carbon
  • Stretches up to 4%
  • Requires the least number of line posts
  • Does not require re-stretching

Medium Tensile

  • Unique to Pasture Management Hinge Joint Field Fence
  • 750 lbs. minimum breaking strength
  • Stretches up to 6%
  • Requires fewer line posts than low carbon wire
  • 13 gauge is 64% stronger than 12.5 gauge Low Carbon Field Fence

Low Carbon

  • 0.10% carbon content
  • Made from low carbon steel
  • 460 lbs. minimum breaking strength
  • Stretches up to 14%
  • Requires more line posts to support the fence
  • Requires frequent re-stretching