- 25 years probable life
- white/black/white color
- 6mm (1/4") diameter
- Very good visible
- Fair portability
- 41 ohms per 1000 ft
- 1800 lb breaking strength
- Polyester--more resistant to ultraviolet light
- 3 tinned copper and 3 stainless steel filaments are intertwined
- Attach a terminal insulator to end post.
- Tie end of rope to terminal insulator.
- Unroll rope along the fence line.
- Insert line posts.
- Insert rope in the line posts at the right height(s) for your animals.
- Attach insulators (preferably notched PI 21n, see accessories tab above) to corner and end posts.
- Tie rope to terminal insulator and spring at far end post. By hand, pull it tight enough to eliminate sagging between posts. Tie off by hand, or use a RopeLink 2.0. (Note: If the run of the fence is 1000' or more, use a P-Spring at both ends of the fence instead of 1 end.)
- Use one of our reels to rewind and store rope.
- Install and connect energizer to a ground rod and the fence. Turn on energizer. Check to make sure voltage is over 2000 volts.
- For Sheep:
- 3-strand fence—35", 24", 12"
- 5-strand fence—36", 27", 20", 13", 7"
- For Cattle:
- 3-strand fence—40", 27", 15"
- 2-strand fence—34", 22"
- 1-strand fence—34"
- For Horses:
- 2-strand fence—48", 24"
- For Gardens:
- 2-strand fence—15", 6"
- For Deer:
- 5-strand fence—50", 40", 30", 20", 10"
- 2-strand fence—48", 30"
- 3-D fence—inside: 48", 18"; outside: 34"
Listed below are recommended optional components. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our fence consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Lisa T from Missouri
By far the best of the rope products. Very soft and easy to work with. Doesn't fray or break.
Barb K from Wisconsin
We use it on our permanent fences for horses. Easy for the horses to see, soft in your hands when installing, has lasted 11 years now. Conducts electricity well, and we have sandy soil. Our wide tape has outlived its lifetime so we're replacing it with more Endura Soft rope. It's easy to work with.
Mary E from Iowa
This is a very good rope. I have some that has been in use with no problems for 19 years. I have also used the intelli-rope and infinitely prefer the endurasoft. Holds up much better and conducts better as well. Worth the slightly higher cost.
Cynthia F from Illinois
Used for last 5 years on very large pastures; dividing pastures and 48x48 drylots. Horses do not seem to receive any injuries when situations occur & coming in contact with fence. I use 3 strands, all hot at heights of 26"; 37 and 50". Easy to repair; soft to touch and very easy for 1 person to install. You can also take down & reuse as needed. If you have good ground & fence charger, this will definately give them a good "shock" if touched. I find it better than the electric rope that I have used for many years as the rope has a tendency to become very hard with scale from rain deposits where as this does not. Had the rope fence (when hard & scaled) damage a horses leg ALMOST as bad as what the high tensile did. I have had no cuts from this fencing-though they have come in contact with it & pulled it down occassionally. Total of 25 horses on this fence in individual drylots all winter; 20 acres of pastures divided with approx 5 horses/pasture. Very satisfied & will continue to order as needed.
Kim & Richard F from Iowa
I've been using Endura Soft for a permanent deer fence for about 15 years. I recently bought another roll for repair work. The fence didn't wear out but accidents with mowers and controlled burns have required some patching that used up what was left from original installation. Also adding a 4th ground wire so the fence is effective in snow used up a lot. Repairs only require tying the ends, it is soft and easy to handle. The deer seem to easily see it.