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Three Reel Systems Offer for 2016

Get organised with our Three Reel System offer!

RRP £547.62 Offer Price £380.86*

And read our 3 reel system Blog too

We ran a fantastic offer on our premium three reel system last year and it was just so popular that we have decided to offer you it again this year! So you can now Keep Your Sheep in for less!! (or Pigs or Cattle ! )  :-)

(We also wrote a blog on 3 Reel Systems some time ago and it goes so well with this amazing offer that we have taken the opportunity to resurrect it: so lots of 3 reel system information below which we hope is useful - any questions just get in touch !)

 

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So the 3 reel system that is on offer is our 500m Premium 3 Reel System kit

  • RRP £547.62 Offer Price £380.86
  • this offer runs from 1st October - 31st December 2016

The kit includes the following as pictured below:

  • 3 x 3:1 Geared Reels
  • 3 x 500m 9 strand polywire
  • 5 x 10 pack posts
  • 2 x end system post with insulators
  • 1 x reel fixing post
  • 3 x reel fixing bracket
  • 1 x 2 pack hart clip double line connector

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This three reel system comes complete and packaged in one carton with 9 strand wire pre-wound onto the geared reels for easy installation.

It contains everything you need except for the energiserearth stake and power source (ie. mains, battery or solar)

Please get in touch if you need advice about which energiser to get - there are so many energisers available that this can be quite a difficult decision to make and we'd be delighted to help make sure you get the best one for the job in hand!

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Here are some recent customer photos of 3 reel system setups. Hopefully they will help show how easily the systems can be set up :-)

3 reel system showing fixing posts and heavyduty endpost 3 reel system showing reels on fixing post on the left and heavyduty endpost on the right

close up of 3 reel system using energiser driven shows gemini energiser running off 12v battery powering 3 reel system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Strip grazing sheep with three reel system Winter Strip grazing sheep with a three reel system

Wondering if there's any other uses for a three reel system? 

Yep, there are many applications for three reel systemsJust a few of them include the following:-

  • to fence off winter sheep grazing
  • rotating your sheep and cattle to graze down some land /make sure they always have the best grass
  • to facilitate strip grazing
  • as a temporary barrier to keep animals in or out of an area
  • to protect walls or hedges

Three reel systems are a semi-permanent solution to livestock containment and can be made into any shape you need. They are a great invention for the busy farmer or smallholder who needs to have an easy to move fence that's quick and easy to put up but also easy to take down and store too.

With the reels up on a post you can gather them in with ease and avoid the scary spaghetti situtaion pictured below

Old Electric Fencing aaagh ...avoid this mess of polywire by using a 3 reel system to keep it all tidy!

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Back to basics - What does a three reel system consist of?

A basic kit list:

  • 1 x reel fixing post
  • 3 x reels pre wound with polywire or wire
  • 3 x reel fixing brackets
  • 1 or 2 x metal end or corner posts (just add in more of these if you've more corners)
  • Plastic posts
  • 1 x 2 pack hart clip line to line connectors

Many three reel systems don’t come with an energiser and earth stake.  The reason for this is that

  • many people already have an energiser
  • while others may be unsure as to whether they are going to use mains, battery or solar power
  • and lastly different animals often require a different strength energiser.

The type and strength of energiser will vary depending on the length of fence and the type of animal the fence is to contain. We sell a fantastic range of energisers and would be delighted to help you pick the best one for your setup so any questions just ask!

The reel fixing post has three reels containing either polywire or wire attached to it - these reels are attached by a reel fixing bracket (not all reels will require a fixing bracket – some just screw on).  As these reels are fixed in one place on a strong post it is easy to run the polywire or wire out from this spot around the perimeter of the containment area.

The reels keep tension in the fence stopping any fankles and allow you to store the fence lines when not in use. Often these kits come with polywire or wire pre-wound on to the reel which makes for super-fast installation. Plastic posts are then used to carry the polywire or wire along to the metal posts at corners and the end (metal posts add tension and stability to the fence).  The hart clip line to line connector ensures that power is passed to each horizontal line.

Which animals can be contained by a reel system?

Cows, sheep, goats, pigs and even poultry can be contained by reel systems.

Requirements for Reel systems for these animals are just variations on the main theme

  • so for a 3 reel goat system use taller posts here or here
  • while sheep require the most powerful polywire or wire as they are very well insulated.
  • larger scale poultry setups can be created using an 8 wire system on reels; use 3 fixing posts and 8 reels and place in series next to each other and the wires guided onto the first post and then ran out through insulators on tall metal posts.
  • depending on which animals you are keeping in the lines can be placed at a number of different heights so eg. to keep lambs in, use a couple of low down lines so no escaping into next doors paddock... and then as they grow you can change the distance of the lines from the ground and even between the wires - the same can be done with little piglets and pigs.

Three reel system used for strip grazing.

Is it possible to setup a 3 reel system for a great distance?

Yes this is possible. Three reel systems can just be "added together" to cover greater distances.  Most three reel systems on the market today are about 500m in length.

To cover a 1000m stretch the end of the first fence and the start of the second fence need to overlap slightly.  Line to line connectors are used to transfer the power from the first fence to the second fence and then from one horizontal line to another.

For longer 3 reel systems its important  to check when increasing your fence size that your energiser is capable of powering this extended distance.  Check the output joules and the energiser’s general capacity.

Top Tips

  • Measure out the area to be fenced before you buy.
  • Get extra plastic posts if you think the area is exposed or undulating to help maintain tension in the fence.
  • Make sure you have the correct energiser ie that it is powerful enough to power three lines and is compatible with the type of animal being contained.
  • Use a fence tester to check the fence on a regular basis.  This will help to tell you if there is shorting or perhaps a low battery or maybe even if the energiser is not working properly.
  • Extra wooden posts with screw in insulators or corner pulleys can be used to help tension the fence if it is covering a long distance or has many corners

As a company we say this time and time again… as with any electric fence a little planning goes along way.  Pace out your fence and work out which form of power, ie mains, battery or solar, are best for your fence.  Most three reel systems are sold as ready made kits – you just need to add the energiser.  Kits do vary and so it is always worth checking if you are comparing like for like.

Which system is best for you...? .. if you need further information please contact us – we would be happy to help.

 

Sheep on Turnips with Three Reel System Three Reel System used for sheep containment Turnip strip grazing for sheep - three reel systemLarger field subdivided with three line electric fencing

*This offer ends 31st December 2016

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Traci Davidson

About Traci Davidson

Been with EFD for over 3 years, how time flies! Have a keen interest in animal welfare and the environment.

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