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Building a high tensilve 8 strand fence

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I have an apple orchard in the back yard that currently has 28 trees. I am adding to it and have 27 more coming in about 2 weeks. The last honeycrisp I planted were totally wiped out by the bucks rubbing their antlers and breaking them off at the ground. Thus I have to build a fence to protect the new trees. I am new to high tensile fencing and had some from one of my golfing buddies who also brought his New Holland tractor w/12" post hole digger.

This made planting the 10' posts a ton easier.





The key to building this type of fence is the heavy re-inforcement of the corner posts.




 

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Are these straight enough?





Since we had the post hole digger we pre dug the holes for the trees too.



 

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The finished product and the old apple trees that are 21 years old.









My 84 year old father came out to inspect.


 

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Very nice fence, great job nice tractor too like the one I run. Love new holland very nice orchard.

Thanks,

The New Holland ran the 12" post hole auger effortlessly. The only mishap was when the top of the auger gut stuck under a root when buried all the way. I hd to dig down and cut the root.

I have a John Deere 2305 sub compact utility tractor myself. The diesels are pretty easy to like once you get one.
 

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Apple orchards are the best. They're all over up in the north country of New York State.


Frikkin' sweet tractor mang. That's a sweet setup for sure!! :yup:
 

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It would be cheaper to just pay me to come take care of the bucks. I could even bring a saw or two.
 

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It would be cheaper to just pay me to come take care of the bucks. I could even bring a saw or two.



Well if you can talk my wife into it, you are more than welcome. Prior to corn hitting $7/bushel, she went through a half a ton a month feeding them.



I like the Lund in the background the best!!!:rock:

I am retired and only got it in the water 3 times last year. I am too busy.:pirate: SERIOUSLY!
 

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