PEL and STOCKade are making electric fencing installation faster, more accurate and safer.
Together they've created a worldfirst electric fence installation system, combining STOCKade's new ST400i cordless fencing stapler with a specially designed guide attachment and PEL wood post claw insulators.
The new ST400i has been developed for farmers and fencing contractors who seek a powerful and portable post stapling system without compressors and hoses. A specially designed guide and insulator was a logical addition, resulting in fewer movements, greater speed, accuracy and safety.
The three-in-one system allows the user to load, position and fire staples through insulators into battens and posts. During stapling both hands are clear of the wood post, allowing the user to fire staples safely before quickly reloading, minimising down time.
PEL and STOCKade saw the opportunity to have the stapler and insulator work as one, and jointly developed the complete system.
"It's a case, quite literally, of putting one and one together to make something considerably more" says PEL sales manager, Shane Nolan.
"We believe this level of attention to detail in product design and use will make a major difference in the paddock"
The guide is made of highly durable steel and is easily fitted to the ST400i cordless and ST400 pneumatic fencing staplers with a cap screw. The insulator has been specifically designed for maximum flexibility of placement, with four stapling locations.
The three-in-one system has already had extensive testing on New Zealand farms, where STOCKade undertakes all its global research and development into fencing products. STOCKade pioneered the first purpose-built fence stapler in the late 1990s and its parent company ITW pioneered the first power stapler technology 40 years earlier.
PEL is one of the stable offencing brands of New Zealand-owned and based TruTest Group. Since 1968 PEL has been at the forefront of rural development, bringing clever ideas to farmers and the agricultural industry, making fencing easier and more efficient.
There will be live demonstrations of the new PEL and STOCKade system at TruTest Group's stand at the NZ National Agricultural Fieldays 15- 18th June.
This article was originally published in the NZ Wired Magazine, by the Fencing Contractors Association of New Zealand.