2017 RAMM Catalog RAMM 2017 Catalog - Page 11

Flex Fence® Systems Fence Tensioning What is a “Tensioned Fence” system? Unlike traditional board or PVC fencing which are rigid, Flex Fence® is a tensioned flexible fence system. Our proprietary blend of polyolefins encapsulate 3 pre- straightened, galvanized high tensile wires. This means that the rail unrolls straighter. Additionally, the strength of the fence is created by the tension pulled on the rail. Each flexible “rail” of fence comes to you in 660' rolls. The continuous rail runs like a belt around your post line, through line brackets, which act like belt loops, creating a continuous fence. When tensioned, the 12.5 gauge high tensile wires contained in each rail will dissipate the force of impact along the entire stretch of continuous fence, allowing it to “flex” 6"- 8". Our tensioned, or continuous fence system, has many advantages. • Stronger than rigid fence by far. • Made for horse safety. • Will not splinter or shatter. • If posts are broken, fence rails remain intact for containment. • Up to a limited lifetime warranty. • Virtually maintenance free. • Posts can be set 8'-12' apart allowing you to avoid rock or root. • Easily contours to follow the terrain. • Mix and match Flex Fence® with coated wire or electric coated wire for your perfect combination. A Note on Posts Not all posts are created equal. Flex Fence® is made to last so your posts should be too! We strongly recommend using CCA treated pine posts. As the name suggests, CCA (Copper-Chromium- Arsenic) posts do contain minute amounts of arsenic, but at such low levels that consumption will not harm your horses. Purchase posts with retention levels of at least 0.40. This means that the post is rated for no rot for at least 30 years below the ground. Pressure treated posts are put into a vacuum that pulls the moisture out and then under pressure, which pulls the treat- ment deeply towards the center or heart of the post. See page 32 for information on available posts from RAMM. An important note on installation… Corner and end post assemblies are the backbone of your fence. Each wire exerts 250 lbs. of pressure on the corner / end post. For 4 rails of 525 Plus, that means 3,000 lbs. of “pull” exerted on that post. Note: • Use round posts • Rail is strongest facing inward toward animals • Inset corner posts. Do not install in-line with line posts The corner and end posts must be installed according to our installation instructions. Failure to do so will often result in a fence which cannot properly hold the tension. Following RAMM’s installation instructions will keep your fence taut over its lifetime. “H”- bracing should not be used if there are more than 6 total wires (remember…3 wires per rail). For safety purposes, we recommend that twitch wire never be used in combination with any of our fence systems for horses. 11 Call 800.853.1611 | Fax 419.825.2433 | Email ramm@rammfence.co