The permanent fence guide for paddocks

21 The permanent fence | Wooden posts and Premium Horse Wire 1. Setting the corner and gate posts in place (item no. 441828 – OctoWood wooden post 140 mm x 250 cm) You will need 3 of the posts mentioned above to install both corner variants. For large horses, we generally recommend a fence height of 160 cm above the ground, this means the post should protrude 165 cm from the ground and thus be driven 85 cm into the ground. Options for setting the corner structure in place A) H-structure, see option 1/fig. A (AKO recommendation) When setting both the support posts in place using a pile driver or similar, ensure that they are not driven in more than 1.90 m away from the corner post. B) driving in using a pile driver or similar without pre-drilling + burying a support hardwood plank or support beam approx. 50 cm in the tension direction directly at the post C) digging a hole using a post hole digger (Ø 30 cm), setting the post in place, filling the hole at least halfway with concrete and the rest with soil and compressing 2. Fixing the crossbeam in place (item no. 441825 – OctoWood wooden post 100 mm x 200 cm) Use 2 of the narrower posts with a diameter of 10 cm to support the corner post. The tip of the post should be sawn off after 190 cm for this. IMPORTANT: Match the length of the crossbeam to the actual distance between the corner and support posts. Now clamp the posts horizontally, centrally between the corner posts and support posts and fix them in place using the 90° bracket and the screws from the diagonal de-tensioning set (item no. 446508). 3. De-tensioning the corner and support posts (item no 446508 – “diagonal” de-tensioning set) Once the corner post structure is in place, the two diagonal de-tensioning sets should be installed. 1. The first step is to mount the stainless steel wire rope using the integrated loop just below the metal bracket on the support post and fix the position using a staple. 2. The second step is then to mount the gear wheel wire tensioner using the integrated loop at the very bottom of the corner post and fix the position using a staple. 3. Next, pull the white protective hose over the wire rope and fasten it with the wire tensioner. Using this tensioning, the corner post can withstand the high tensile forces of the Premium Horse Wire. This means the posts will not become crooked. 4. Installing the insulators on the corner post – option 1 (item no. 446507 – corner solution for Premium Horse Wire | 3 Pack) The corner insulators are similarly easy to mount on the corner post using the wire rope loop. Simply take it once around the post and then pull the white strain insulator through the loop Done! Here, too, the respective positions are fixed in place using the staples. 5. Installing the insulators on the corner post – option 2 (item no. 441284 – corner sleeve insulator) The sleeves are fixed to the post using two wood screws or two nails. The integrated pinlock system means the Premium Horse Wire is simply laid in and held in place with the pins. 6. Installing the insulators on the support posts (item no. 441396 – Euro Cord rope insulator) The support posts are considered to be just like normal track posts here. The Premium Horse Wire “only” has to be guided by the insulator here. Corner structures with crossbeams ... a little more detailed, a lot more durable! A) Soil Ensure that the corner post is set up at an angle of 5 degrees to the tension direction. B)