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Fencing - Ramm vs. Centaur?

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  • #21
    FYI, all but a few dealers today (bad economy) ship direct from the factory in
    northern Alabama.


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      Sent you a pm Basquemom


      • #23
        I know this is an old post but I would like some input here if anyone would kindly advise me

        i have vinyl. I hate it! My tb prides himself on breaking it.

        i was all set to buy Centaur but I went to a farm where the hoity toity owner told me in very nose in the air terms that Ramm is superior. I actually don't see the difference.

        i also have been reading about electrifying the top or bottom rail. Why not the middle rail. That's where the greedy pony will have her head through.

        i understand this will need tightening. I can do that.

        i live in the PNW and my white vinyl has to have the layer of green slime washed off it every year. I want brown or black so i don't need to wash it.

        i notice on the Ramm fencing their lower grade appears to be brown. On Centaur you can get brown or white in the same grade of fence.

        i am thinking of doing no more than three boards maybe just two. My 7 acres is surrounded by chain link. This is just an interior fence.

        also Centaur seems to want you to put those hydraulically driven posts in. Ramm just shows posts in cement with braced ends. What's is the deal with the difference here.

        thank you!


        • #24
          FWIW, my fence guy also prefers RAMM (it's called something else tho... I think just Horse Fence), and steered me that way. No complaints Oh and I did pounded posts, and where I have just the poly hot, I have the second from bottom and top hot.
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          • #25
            We have 4 rails of 4.25 Ramm and love it. Installed every inch ourselves and we have about 10,000 ft. We did the cement corner posts, line posts are tamped in. We do not like the creosote posts though! Having trouble with them rotting out and it has only been in since 2005. It is a major PIA to dig out cemented in posts.


            • #26
              Hayla - I JUST put in Ramm this summer and love it. I'm in the same area as you and also replaced vinyl fencing... It too LOATHED the vinyl.

              Ramm's customer service was fantastic and they beat Centaur's price. It's super easy to install (aside from the posts, which have nothing to do with the fence product itself obvs). I did cement corner posts and rail posts, but my situation was unique and I was re-using holes for the line posts so I wanted to make sure they were really stable. Had I been digging new post holes we wouldn't have had to do cement on the line posts.

              I did a top rail of the 4.25" and then did 4 lines of their Shockline product. I would probably go that route over 2 rails, partly for aesthetics, partly safety. I looked at both that option and three rail - the one I went with was a bit cheaper. I have one who looooves to test fences so I did all four of the lines electrified and couldn't be happier but you could cut the cost a bit by only doing electric on two of the lines.

              did the install myself... Like literally by myself. I had help with the posts but I put up brackets, strung, and tensioned everything with zero other help. I was incredibly easy. The first run took me a bit just because I didn't know what I was doing. The rest I was able to put up in a flash. If you have any questions please feel free to message me or post them here - happy to answer.


              • #27

                Driving or digging will depend a bit on your soil type. I believe both recommend you cement the brace posts.

                I would not have a problem doing two wide rails if I had a complete exterior/tall fence and my horses respect fence. I would make them hot if you do two. That said, I agree with Redmond and aesthetically prefer the look of a wide rail on top and 4 lines of hotcote, or whatever, below. In that case I would go hot top rail and second from the bottom.

                They only time I have seen this fence look bad is 1) improper or no bracing 2) not hot and then lean on it constantly to graze and it eventually sags.

                One of my horses is boarded at a farm with Ramm that is close to 30 years old. The fence posts are rotting out at the bottom, but the fence still looks good (the black has faded a little, but I'm guessing they have even improved the UV). She has hotwire on the inside along the top. I might do Centaur just to avoid shipping costs when we get around to doing the driveway "board" fence. On the "back" acres, I have coated Kencove fencing up now at my own place with tape. http://weownblackacre.blogspot.com/2...rt-two-of.html
                DIY Journey of Remodeling the Farmette: http://weownblackacre.blogspot.com/


                • #28
                  Does snyone just do two rail on Centaur or Ramm?
                  i don't have any tiny ponies and three rail seems to be more than I need in the back of my property