Field Days 2017

FIELD DAYS 2017

Lucindale Field Day - Lucindale SA

Date : Fri 17th March - Sat 18th March 

Site : 228

Location : 3293 Avenue Range Road, Lucindale

Website: www.sefd.com.au

 

Farmworld - Warragul VIC

Date:  Thurs 30th March - Sun 2nd April

Site : F31

Location: Lardner Park Warragul Vic

Website: www.lardnerpark.com.au  

 

Agfest Rural Field Days TAS
Date: Thurs 4th May - Sat 6th May 

Site: 250 - Second Ave

Location: Quercus Rural Youth Park, Oaks Road, South West of Launceston, TAS

Website: Agfest Field Days website www.agfest.com.au

 

CRT Farmfest - Toowoomba QLD

Date: Tues 6th June  - Thurs 8th June 

Site: LL/04a

Location: Kingsthorpe Park, on the Warrego Highway, 20 kms west of Toowoomba

Website: www.farmfest.com.au

 

Mudgee Small Farm Field Days NSW

Date: Wed 12th July  - Thurs 13th July 

Site :  TBA

Field Day Location: AREC site, 267 Ulan Road Mudgee, NSW

Website: www.mudgeefielddays.com.au

 

Ag-Quip Field Days - Gunnedah NSW

Date: Tues 22nd August  - Thurs 24th August 

Site :  TBA

Field Day Location: Gunnedah NSW

Website: www.agquip.com.au

 

Henty Machinery Field Day NSW

Date: Tues 19th September  - Thurs 21st September

Site : TBA

Field Day Location: Henty, New South Wales

Website : www.hmfd.com.au

 

Elmore Field Day VIC

Date: Tues 3rd October - Thurs 5th October

Site: TBA 

Field Day Location: Elmore, Victoria

Website: www.elmorefielddays.com.au

Murrumbateman Field Day NSW

Date: Sat 21st October - Sun 22nd October

Site: TBA

Field Day Location: Barton Hwy, Murrumbatemen

Website: www.mfdays.com

Australian National Field Days - Orange NSW

Date: Thurs 26th October  - Sat 28th October 

Site : TBA

Field Day Location: Borenore, 15kms west of Orange NSW

Website: www.anfd.com.au

 

 

Research Report - Kondinin Group - Jan 2012

 

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Tas Country Editorial April 2011

The complete system for fencing with steel.

With the Fence-Line System construct a steel fence end assemblies in 10 minutes, without welding!  They also manufacture Spring Grip Wire Strainers which have a built in tension gauge (never overstrain again) and spring loading in the jaws (so they don’t fall off the wire), plus 10 other smaller improvements.

Fence-Line Solutions has recently done testing on steel strainer posts in conjunction with Ian Williams, (farm manager for University WA Ridgefield Farm). They tested strainer posts for end assembly pull strength, and resistance to jacking in particular.

Summary of testing results.

Three different strainer assemblies were tested by a pull horizontal to the ground on the upright 600 mm from ground level. The pull was exerted by a tractor fitted with a measuring gauge (in kg. Note 100 kg corresponding to 1 kN Kilo Newton force).

 An 80 mm driven steel post (1.1 m into the ground) was fitted with a STAYblock and a 3-metre stay. The stay was straight (no bends) and attached to the steel vertical with STAYpoints and held on the ground with a STAYblock and wire. (80 mm posts are a common size in WA) 

The assembly held steady to a pull of 3200 kg or 32 kN force.

Conclusion: Both the commercial “kit”   tested and the Fence-Line assembly were very sound and would be more than capable of holding the tension of a 7-line prefabricated fence that, at full strain, that would be exerting about 700 kg of load. Our opinion is that the Fence-Line system is more flexible and is quicker, easier and cheaper to erect than the “kit”. The biggest advantage is that no wet cement is required. With the Fence-Line System the  STAYblock can be placed anywhere and can be fine- tuned very easily. For example, fine adjustments can be made after a wire has been laid to determine exactly the direction of the fence. The fixing system of the stay to the vertical post (STAYpoint) is better and quicker to install than the Commercial “kit” pipe joint.

The problem at Ridgefield is that a large part of the farm (perhaps a third) can get very wet if the winter is prolonged or if above average rain has fallen. The worry then is that strainer assemblies might be pulled out of the ground.

Fence-Line’s experimental idea to help keep strainer  posts in the ground involves welding two steel arrows/ barbs to the bottom of the strainer. The arrows that we used had a surface area of about 4 cm sq.

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The following posts were tested for their resistance to being pulled upwards (jacking) with a tractor and load cell measuring device (kgs)

1.  A standard post driven into a damp area (200 m north of the main fertilizer shed) required 250 kg to be pulled.(2.5 kN upwards pull)

2. Two posts with welded arrows and driven into the same damp area required about 650 kg to be pulled. (6.5 kN upwards pull) One set of arrows was welded on the angle and on another post welded along the line of the post. Both posts required a similar force to remove them (650 kg). Arrows seemed to make little difference to the force required to DRIVE  the posts into the ground.

Product Talk - QLD Country Life - April 2012

"They are the best wire strainers I've ever used!"  That's what Eric Browne had to say about theSpring Grip Wire Strainers he'd bought.  "The jaws are a standout feature.  They stay onthe wire under spring pressure.  They never fall off or slip."

"We have improved the grip and addressed the wear issue other strianer have" says Peter Barrett of Fence-Line Solutions.  "They don't slip.  The other main feature is the tension guage which is calibrated with 3 tension markings.  We pay big bucks for wire, lets not reduce its strength and elasticity by overstraining.  An over or under strained fence significantly reduces fence life and adds to ongoing maintenance costs so correct tension is really important."

The Spring Grip Wire Strainers walk up the cahin really well, and backing off is easy with the indepenent springs in the chain walking arms and a chain guide.  

~ Matthew Hatchard , Queensland Country Life, 5 April 2012.

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