Fence Conductors: Electric Rope, Twine, Wire and Tape
Important facts about electric fence conductors…
- Premier conductors are made to our specifications. They’re the result of over 35 years of testing, observing, analyzing and retesting. We continue to “tweak” specifications—and recognize that all products can be further improved.
- We are interested in what works and what might fail for specific purposes for specific species. We are not interested in what sells best, fancy packages or exaggerated claims.
- Our goal is to supply you with a choice:
- Unique and proven products with features and capabilities not found elsewhere.
- Products similar to those found elsewhere. This allows you to compare and buy at the level that suits your current needs.
What Premier offers
- Knowledge. We specialize in electric fences. We use them. Stores and catalogs don’t.
- Widest range of options: IntelliBraid, EnduraSoft, IntelliRope PE, etc. So you can choose a product for your specific situation and need.
- Ropes and tapes that combine conductivity, durability, visibility and mildew resistance.
- Best cost of similar quality items.It’s almost a “given” that if someone is selling rope for less than Premier, it is inferior in diameter, conductivity, filament quality or visibility. (Check the labels for yourself.)
- More experience. We were among the very first to offer and promote electrified rope.
Shortcuts for ordering
- Most UV resistant: EnduraSoft® 6.0, IntelliBraid® 6.0
- Most resistant to mildew: IntelliRope® PE 6.0
- Best for long fences: EnduraSoft® 6.0, IntelliBraid® 6.0 and IntelliRope® PE 4.5 and IntelliRope® PE 6.0
- Best for portable fences: IntelliRope® PE 4.5 and IntelliTwine™ 2.25
- Best for semi-permanent fences: IntelliRope® PE 4.5 and IntelliRope® PE 6.0
- Lowest cost per ft: IntelliTwine™ 2.25
- Least cost per year of use: EnduraSoft® 6.0, IntelliBraid® 6.0 and IntelliRope® PE 4.5
What to look for when purchasing electrifiable rope
- Visibility against all backgrounds. Animals see colors poorly, so maximum contrast is important.
- Conductivity: Important if the fence is over 1000 ft or in contact with weeds. If not conductivity is a minimal factor.
- Durability: Should match intended use. Why should you buy a “20-year” rope for a “2-year” situation? It will disappoint!
- Exposure of metal filaments: The better ropes and twine have these spread evenly and frequently around the exterior.
- Support: Extreme warranties (with fine print) play upon fear to drive up sales. We’ve backed all of our products for over 35 years. If a Premier item disappoints in ways not described by Premier, we will replace it or refund its value, simple as that!
Plastic filamentsMany store labels don’t tell you what the plastic filaments are. They should—because there can be large differences in performance and cost per year of life.
That's why we advise not buying rope, twine or tape from manufacturers and sellers who do not clearly state which filament their product is made of.
In descending order of cost per ft and inherent resistance to sunlight:
- Virgin polyethylene monofilament
- Polyethylene monofilament
- Polypropylene film
The differences between these in response to sunlight, movement, stretching, mildew and years of life can be significant. Some work for less than 2 years and some more than 20 years. We advise you not to buy rope with labels that do not clearly say which it is.