New Gallagher Insulated Handles Resolve Frustrating Niggle
Wednesday, 30 September, 2015
Gallagher’s new insulated handles for portable fences overcome a niggly problem that has bugged farmers for years.
Gallagher Product Manager Graham Johns says the company has launched two new portable fencing handles – the Insulated Handle and the Dual Purpose Handle.
Both products are the result of extensive farmer consultation and draw heavily on the design of Gallagher’s highly successful Ring Top Post.
“We’ve been talking to farmers about their portable fencing products and a common problem that kept coming up when it comes to insulated handles was that they would occasionally detach from the permanent fence while the temporary fence was being wound out. This meant the farmer had to walk all the way back to the permanent fence to re-attach the insulated handle.”
To solve this problem, Gallagher’s research and development team looked to the design of the Ring Top Post, which utilises a distinctive ring-shaped head to eliminate the risk of shorting and make it much easier to handle and erect fence standards.
The connection hook of the new Insulated Handle and Dual Purpose Handle features a ring-shaped design that locks the handle securely to the permanent fence wire, ensuring the handle will not “bounce off” during the deployment of the temporary fence.
Made from tough, insulated plastic, these handles can be attached to polywire or polytape using a simple loop. A streamlined design makes it easy to wind the handle in through pasture, and a large moulded hand grip avoids the risk of shock to the farmer.
Graham Johns says the Dual Purpose Handle has extra connection points, allowing farmers to safely liven the fence from either the reel or handle end.
“Farmers wanted the flexibility to be able to electrify the fence from the handle, so that solved another common frustration.”
The Dual Purpose Handle can also be connected to wire or electric bungy cord to create a short fence or temporary gate.
Graham Johns says both products are designed to make life simpler and easier for farmers.
“With other new innovations such as the S10 Solar Energizer, the Ring Top Post and the updated Geared Reel featuring a super tough gearbox and unique Transport Lock, Gallagher can now offer the most comprehensive range of user-friendly portable fencing products available.”
The Insulated Handle and Dual Purpose Handle will be on show at the National Fieldays and will be distributed through Gallagher resellers nationwide.