Springs help keep a fence tight and they tell you how tight
the fence wires are. Some people call them the "maintenance
man" for the fence. Electric high tensile fences work
better when the wires are kept tight and non-electric HT
fences must be kept tight to work well at all.
runs of high tensile wire have lots of natural springiness
but change length more when the temperature changes a lot.
Short runs have very little natural spring and will not
"give much". Therefore, springs relieve thermal
stress caused by big temperature changes in long runs and
they relieve mechanical or physical stress caused by big
or pushy livestock, fallen trees, etc., on shorter runs.
The spring will give and then recover, most often without
damage to the fence.
weight electric high tensile fences with fewer posts and
less bracing perform best and require less maintenance if
they have a spring in every wire.
Heavyweight HT fences with lots of wires, lots of posts,
and plenty of bracing only need a spring in one wire of
each section (traditionally second from the top) for measuring
the tension by measuring the length of the spring. Then,
the other wires are tensioned to "feel" like the
one with the spring.
Why Use MAX-FLEX
springs are the ones with high tensile drawbars for extra
strength. Other fence springs come apart when the hooks
in the drawbars are straightened from horses or cattle rubbing
fences, or collisions from animals like deer or bulls. MAX-FLEX
springs are made from pre-galvanized wire so they are not
softened by the heat of galvanizing after forming.
springs have the most advanced wire coating available
on the spring coils for the strongest and longest lasting
fence springs. They
are the best high tensile fence springs available.
Superlife Springs, heavy
duty compression springs used for tension meters in all high
tensile fences and for shock absorbers in most electric fences.
MAX-FLEX springs have high tensile drawbars for extra strength
and the most advanced wire coating available on the spring
coils for the strongest and longest lasting fence springs.
Spring-Clip Tighteners, permanent in-line
wire tighteners used with or without springs for maintaining
wire tension for the life of the fence. The Spring-Clip
Tightener does not require a special handle (17mm socket wrench
is best). All parts are tested to high quality standards.
The original Spring-Clip Tightener is not one of the
"cheap" imitations and they are much more resistant