The sweat, blisters and time-consuming drudgery associated with setting fence posts by hand are things of the past- at least if Kencove Farm Fence Supplies has anything to say about it.
The nationwide supplier of agricultural fence materials is again touting the convenience and labor-reducing qualities of hydraulic post drivers at the 2011 Ag Progress Days. Those visiting Kencove’s booth on West 10th street can take in demonstrations of a Kiwi Skid Steer post driver and a Vector Model 3 with Rock Spike.
“When you see how fast a hydraulic post driver puts a post in the ground, it really ‘drives’ home just how much time and energy they save the farmer or fence builder,” said Bonita Whalen, Kencove product specialist. “These machines have reputations for versatility and reliability and we hope visitors get a sense of that when they see them in action.”
Post drivers aren’t the only featured items at Kencove’s booth. In the past year, the company has developed several new products including the Solar Dolly™ and a braided electric twine fence for rotational grazers, both of which will be making the two-hour trip from the company’s home in Blairsville, Pa.
“The Solar Dolly™ is an invention that people interested in renewable energy or portable electric fencing will appreciate,” said Whalen. “It’s a handcart that holds a solar panel, battery, energizer and solar charge controller and can be taken practically anywhere to power a fence.”
Visitors to Kencove’s booth can browse through a selection of supplies running the gamut from high-tensile wire, horse fence, electric fence, tools, rotational grazing items and more. Product specialists will be on hand to dispense advice and answer questions on all things ag-fence. Visitors can take home free post driver DVDs and literature on various products.
“Ag Progress Days puts us in touch with so many people to share and swap fence knowledge,” Whalen said. “Farmers often have different views of what fencing should be and it’s fun to pick their brains and have ours picked in return.”
Ag Progress Days runs from August 16 to 18 in Rock Springs, Pa.
Kencove Farm Fence Supplies (kencove.com) is a family-owned, nationwide distributor of high-tensile, electric, woven-wire and horse fence systems, along with rotational grazing supplies and hydraulic post drivers. Since 1980, the company has committed itself to serving farmers and fence builders with fast, friendly service and expert advice. The company operates from its headquarters in Blairsville, Pa. and warehouse in Earl Park, Ind. To learn more, please visit the website or call 1-800-KENCOVE.