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Clipex posts

  • 17-08-2021 2:29pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7 Monty Man


    Anyone using these new clipex posts? Are they expensive?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ emaherx


    They are probably a little more than timber posts but are easy to drive by hand so could work out cheaper since you require less labour/ equipment to install a fence.


    Might be a different story if you live in the Burren



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,330 ✭✭✭ kevthegaff


    Are they a good job



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,419 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey


    I'd say it would depend on what stock you're trying to keep behind it. Sucklers and beef cattle I'd not be overly confident about. Might be okay for internal fencing, but I'm not convinced about them for boundary fencing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,330 ✭✭✭ kevthegaff


    Dairy cows?



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,419 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey


    I think they would be fine for dairy cows - I doubt they'd be as rough on it as the beef, plus you can move them about to resize your paddocks. Not sure what they'd give you over pigtails though, unless you had a few sheep running alongside. Great looking system. I'd say with the price of steel now that they'd be ridiculously expensive.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,419 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey


    Prices here (UK prices) if you select an fence type and scroll to bottom. One thing I've noticed is that they talk about a 30 year life, but it is worded to not be a warranty - unlike the 15 year we get with the wooden posts. As an aside has anyone ever put in a claim on the wooden posts warranty?


    Just found an interesting thread on TFF:

    #636 & #638 - reply from some fella from Leinster.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,419 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ emaherx


    Put up a Clipex fence in 2019 and the wire is as taut now as the day I put it up. It's a suckler farm and I see no issue with it for suckers or any type of stock. There is a bigger selection of posts available direct from Clipex compared to what's in some of the farm stores.

    Funny enough a line of timber fencing collapsed here this year when about 5-6 posts in a row all broke at the bottom. Fence is well over 15 years though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7 Monty Man


    Where can you buy them in Mayo Sligo. Never saw them in Aurivo?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ emaherx


    Glanbia have them. But I went directly to Clipex and they delivered, none of the stores have the full selection available.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,114 ✭✭✭ jfh


    Are they easy to erect yourself?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ emaherx


    Very easy to drive by hand compared to normal posts.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,800 ✭✭✭ Sami23


    What method are people using for driving Clipex posts as I'm going to try them out in the next week or 2 hopefully.

    Would using a sledge not damage the galvanise coating ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭ C0N0R


    Is there not a sleeve you can put on them for driving them with a sledge?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,800 ✭✭✭ Sami23


    Not sure I didn't get any sleeve with then anyway.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,163 ✭✭✭ alps


    Sleeve yes...maybe about 30€..

    When slleve reaches the ground, the post is at perfect height..



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,419 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey


    The demo video I seen on the MVP website showed them putting a cylinder over the post and then knocking that with one of those handheld engine powered drivers.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,419 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey


    Went looking and found it here. They start knocking in the posts at the 4:10 mark. I think they also use the cylinder as a depth gauge too.



  • Registered Users Posts: 424 ✭✭ Pinsnbushings


    I don't even bother with the sledge if the ground isn't real stony or hard just slide the sleeve up and down like a post driver, and haven't had any issues with damaging the top of the post.. probably not the recommended way..you'd put in 30 posts in a hour at your ease



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,594 ✭✭✭ amacca


    Ya it's a galvanised sleeve you don't even need a sledge nearly all of the time...just move the sleeve up and let it drop or accelerate it and it will drive the post in.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,800 ✭✭✭ Sami23


    But does it not damage the galvanise at the top of the Clipex post when you hit it ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 424 ✭✭ Pinsnbushings




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,594 ✭✭✭ amacca


    Usually no damage, the sleeve I used I received direct from Clipex distributor with an order.

    Occasionally, very occasionally if you really have to batter one in there may be a bit of bending near the top especially on the 10 clip posts with a clip near the top....easy fix to bend it back with a vise grips or similar



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,419 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey


    How do these fence posts handle cattle?

    Are the railway/cattle posts any good?



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,419 ✭✭✭ funkey_monkey




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,594 ✭✭✭ amacca


    Oh....sorry, I've never used those ones but they look very like the Clipex beefy posts (more clips on the railway ones anyway I think)


    From my experience of the beefy posts they are a little thicker and sturdier than thr bog standard ones and I found them quite strong but I suppose it depends on the exact use you intend to put them to


    I'd also imagine those ones are pretty pricey too



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭ C0N0R


    Are the clipex strainers €200 each??



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ emaherx


    Don't think they were that expensive, but there is also a much cheaper option of a straining kit for the beefy post. I have used both but can't find price at the moment.

    Put up this one about 4 years ago hasn't lost any tension yet, although fence is only about 100 meters.


    You can also use any more traditional straining posts either.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭ C0N0R


    Is that the straining kit for the beefy post?



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