Homemade Electric-Fence Netting Mover
Electric netting is very useful for rotational grazing sheep, goats, and poultry. It typically comes in 164-foot-long rolls weighing 15 pounds with wire interwoven around step-in posts. The netting can be moved from place to place in a pasture and energized with a 12-volt or solar powered fencer, but it requires two strong arms and good mobility to pull the posts and carry the netting while walking on uneven pasture terrain. A Homemade Electric Netting Mover can help workers with back, arm, and mobility impairments set up and move rotational grazing fences. The Homemade Electric-Fence Netting Mover consists of two vertical "pillars" mounted on both sides of a garden cart. The pillars are 2x4s with two 1x1s affixed near to top of each one, making what looks like a U-shaped yoke. (The pillars should long enough so as to be about 36 inches above the top of the cart.) Pulling the cart alongside the fence, the worker stops at each line post, pulls it out of the ground, and lays it into the two yolks, with the netting being dragged along behind. The battery- or solar panel-powered energizer unit can be loaded into the cart and all transported to the new location. Using the Homemade Electric-Fence Netting Mover is slower than walking alongside the electric netting and pulling/carrying the posts while dragging the netting. However, it enables workers with poor mobility or arm impairments to set up rotational grazing paddocks independently.
Cost range: See below
Limitations Addressed by Product: Upper extremity, Strength/endurance
Last updated: Jan 18, 2023