Electric Fence Windup Systems
How reels differ:
- Field capacity. The length of twine, tape or rope that a reel can hold (see chart below).
- Wind-up speed. Largely determined by the internal diameter of the reel.
- How they're supported. EzeReels are supported via a neck strap—allowing both hands free to wind or attach/detach strands from posts. SupaReels and MiniReels are supported by one hand and wound up with the other hand.
- Impact resistance. SupaReel and MiniReel withstand impact better than the EzeReel.
- Cost per reel.
Premier's reels vs other reels
If you want the strongest and most durable reel available, Premier's SupaReel is the winner. But, it's not cheap, but well worth the cost. Because the SupaReel also has a braking system, we use it for 3-reel and 4-reel fence systems. Reels without brakes are suitable only for 1-strand or 2-strand systems.
Reel capacity vs field capacity
There is a big difference between machine-wound and field capacity (wound by hand, see chart below). Field capacity can be half that of machine capacity. When others indicate a reel's capacity ask which they mean.
Field Capacity (in feet)
|IntelliBraid® Twine PE 3.0||340'||900'||2000'||900'||660'|
|IntelliRope® PE 6.0||125'||330'||660'||330'||240'|
|IntelliRope® PE 4.5||225'||660'||1000'||660'||480'|
|MaxiShock™ Wire||not advised||not advised||not advised||2700'||not advised|