Tend to agree on this method too. We have horses and installed newer
plastic rail fencing on all pastures. Guy anchors can be enclosed with about
24' of fence (4'x8'box) for a little over a hundred bucks. USE THE PLASTIC
FENCE! Horses can't hurt it, NO painting or replacing boards, and the
neighbors should welcome such high quality idea. As for tractors, I have
'nicked' a post or two with a 5,000 pound tractor....posts still standing.
Sure would be easier than redesigning the guys and the costs should be less
for the fencing!
>Joe Leikhim wrote:
>Any chance your new neighbor will give you a long term lease on the
>section of property that you have encroached upon? By the way you may
>have a legal claim on that piece of property in some states due to your
>having taken possession. See if you can work a deal with them and build
>a fence inside their corral to keep the horses from rubbing against the
>guys. Perhaps you can save some expenses.
>I'm with Joe on this one. It would be much easier, safer, and perhaps even
>cheaper to put up fencing around your anchors. Wouldn't take much fencing,
>and the lease should be inexpensive (maybe free if they are really nice
>At our main two-way site at work we do this inside a horse coral for all three
>anchors on a 500 ft tower. We do this for other tower sites where cattle roam
>about. Make the fence extend out under the guy wires far enough to where the
>tallest horses to be able to walk under the guys with clearance. Never had
>any problems with this configuration, at least not from the animals. Now
>farmers on tractors, that's another story!
>de ed -- K-zero-IL
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