Electric Fencing Gates

Gibbybox

Member
Hi folks,

This is becoming an increasingly familiar sight for me and I can’t help but feel there must be a better way to use, store and transport spring gates for electric fencing. I’m relatively new to the electric fencing game but have found it works well to have end posts 5/6m from the boundary fence when splitting fields up and have a spring gate at each end.

However, I can’t for the life of me figure out a way to take them down and transport without them ending up tangled and wasting half an hour sorting it out.

Do any of the experienced fencers have a tip for this? Considering moving to the bungee rope option instead of springs.


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Andyt880

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co. Down
I got fed up with those spring gates and changed to 6mm bungee rope and PEL handles. So far so good. My gates are 3 strands for sheep, the springs had to be peeled back out of the way where as the bungee can be just dropped down and drive over it and it doesn’t get all tangled up
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som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
cattle only, but we have no hassle with the springs, unless you drive into them, at £4.50, spring and hook, really cheap object. Not so keen on the bungees.
 

digger64

Member
Hi folks,

This is becoming an increasingly familiar sight for me and I can’t help but feel there must be a better way to use, store and transport spring gates for electric fencing. I’m relatively new to the electric fencing game but have found it works well to have end posts 5/6m from the boundary fence when splitting fields up and have a spring gate at each end.

However, I can’t for the life of me figure out a way to take them down and transport without them ending up tangled and wasting half an hour sorting it out.

Do any of the experienced fencers have a tip for this? Considering moving to the bungee rope option instead of springs.


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I think you might be over stretching them , we sometimes join 2 together
 

Gibbybox

Member
Probably confusing matters with the photo (one of them was over stretched accidentally). The issue is more to do with keeping 3 springs attached to the end posts while in transport/storage and avoiding them getting tangled. Maybe the only way is to remove the springs from the post each time it is moved but thought there might be a quicker option.

@Andyt880 the rope with PEL handles does look a great shout, might need to give that a shot I think
 

Muck Spreader

Member
Location
Limousin
Yes it’s electric bungee. I buy a roll and make my own up. The pre made kit is very expensive. I think it’s a great job compared to the springs
I did this 6 or 7 years ago after getting fed up with the springs, but I found the electric bungee rope lost its elasticity after about 12 to 18 months.
 

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