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  • Gallagher elec fence products

    Anyone use these? How strong is the tape with wear and tear? Any feedback on solar chargers? Other comments?
    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe

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    I have only used the plug in machine with high tensile steel wire.

    Mine has been the best I have ever used and I have had electric chargers of one sort or another for 40 years or so.



    • #3
      I have a Gallagher solar charger, the relatively small one. It's been on consistently for more than three years and the battery is still good. There has never been a minute's trouble with it, and it's not protected at all. I personally think that Gallagher, which is a New Zealand company where electric fencing is very common, is one of the best electric fencing companies around. I've sworn never to buy anything else.

      I haven't used their tape. I think that HorseGuard makes the best tapes and insulators.
      "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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      • #4

        Big thumbs up for Gallagher products. Very very top quality product/company down here.

        One of their major export markets (if I remember rightly!) is building electric elephant fencing in africa....


        • #5
          I've been happy with the Gallagher products I'm using, including a plug-in charger, temporary tape and twine, and insulators. I have found their products seem to be better quality than the other ones they carry at the farm stores around here (Zareba and Red Snapper, I think). For the permanent tape fencing and related hardware, I went with Horseguard because I wanted it in brown -- been really happy with that stuff too.


          • Original Poster

            Thanks plus!

            Thanks everyone! I have some pretty high winds and want to use the smaller tape. Anyone use Premier products as well?
            Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe


            • #7
              I like their tape insulators better than any others I have tried (Gallagher that is.) Simple and effective, and they stand snow load better than any others I have used, including the horseguard ones. As the old ones break, I'm trying to replace them all with the Gallagher ones.

              However, I'm a diehard horseguard tape fan--just use the different insulators.


              • #8
                I had two of the big solar charger boxes and they both crapped out after about 14 months. The installation company would not fix/replace and Gallagher wanted nothing to do with me. They are both sitting in the shed useless. That was umpteen hundred dollars down the drain. Replaced with electric boxes from a different company. They've been on 6 years and counting...


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Holly Jeanne View Post
                  Thanks everyone! I have some pretty high winds and want to use the smaller tape. Anyone use Premier products as well?
                  I deal with high winds as well and actually think the 2" Horseguard tape fairs better in the wind than the small 1/2" Gallagher tape that I use on temp fencing. The Horseguard is a heavy, but open weave so the wind kind of goes through it where the small tape just whips around more. I haven't tried the Premier stuff, but wanted to mention that. I'm at the end of the Columbia Gorge so we get some incredible winds and in 2+ years, I have yet to repair or replace the Horseguard and it even runs perpindicular to the prevailing winds.


                  • #10
                    I have one of their solar charges. About a week after putting it up, a tree on my fence line was struck by lightning. It burned up my brand new charger. I went back to the feed store to buy another one and they told me to bring it in and they would send it back to the manufacture. I thought there was no chance they covered lightning, but they did. It was repaired and returned to me, no charge. How amazing is that???


                    • Original Poster


                      That is pretty amazing!
                      Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe