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    Plastic electric fence posts

    Forget brexit and the general election one of my bigger problems at the moment is the lack of decent electric posts any I can find are really lightweight and flimsy or else the Gallagher type with a delicate hook on the top which when it gets knocked breaks off and leaves the post useless. My supply of the older strong posts is dwindling as the metal part rusts through. As I am paddock/strip grazing wooden posts are not really an option
    Any help appreciated

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    Re: Plastic electric fence posts

    build your own?
    3/4 angle iron - cut square on one end & 45 degree on the other
    put a 6" piece of 1" plastic pipe (single pop rivet to hole it in place) over the area where you want the wire to go
    zip tie (electrical tie) the fence to the plastic
    should last 20 years or so

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    Re: Plastic electric fence posts

    What about angle as above and these? :

    http://www.agri-supply.co.uk/25-x-el...jD3BoCgx_w_wcB

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    Re: Plastic electric fence posts

    They probably would work but I don't fancy walking electric fences with a reel on one hand and a dozen posts made of right angle below other arm. Or winding up a fence and collecting posts as I go along.

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    Re: Plastic electric fence posts

    Quote Originally Posted by grassmanman View Post
    They probably would work but I don't fancy walking electric fences with a reel on one hand and a dozen posts made of right angle below other arm. Or winding up a fence and collecting posts as I go along.
    There was an exhibitor ( from Cavan I think ) at the spring farm machinery show at the Maze, sorry I can't recall his name, he was displaying good lightweight angle galvanised posts.

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    Re: Plastic electric fence posts

    Gallagher pigtail posts. light, easy to carry and stand a bit of abuse because their just one bit of metal so you can bend them back into shape.

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    Re: Plastic electric fence posts

    We use RAPPA ones, but not the pigtail type. I've tried a lot but RAPPA win for durability and longevity hands down!
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