The New Longlife Plus™ wire has the heaviest zinc coating available. It has 50% more than class 3, is currently a lower cost alternative to Superlife, and will perform between the two lines on the graph shown here.
MAXIMUM STRENGTH WITH KNOTABILITY
- for easy construction
of all weights and styles of high tensile wire fences.
OVERALL COSTS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY
(up to 50% less) since less maintenance labor and less frequent
replacement is required:
rusty wire is undesirable and affects property values,
rusty wire will not be reused on new posts,
corrosive environments exist from acid rain, nearby factories,
salt, or sprays,
used for trellising crops where sprays are used and vegetation
traps moisture on wire.
life estimate is for a humid environment without other corrosive
chemicals (it will last much longer in a dry climate) and
only about half as long in coastal and industrial environments
and when exposed to corrosive sprays and chemicals.
wires all have heavy class 3 or 4 type coatings with a minimum
of 0.8 to 1.2 ounces per square foot of wire surface which equals about 40-60 microns
of thickness on the graph above. There are no comparable products to
MAX-FLEX Longlife Plus and Superlife Wires in the American fence wire market..
Wire & Hardware Specifications