We don’t use old-fashioned soft barb (did you know it was developed in 1873?) as it stretches too easily and requires regular maintenance. Most soft barb (Canadian) only has Class 1 galvanizing. At Austech, we use Gaucho, a Class 3 galvanized high tensile wire which has four times the galvanize coating. For added strength we can now use Gaucho Pro (sometimes known as “Cattleman’s barb) which is 45% stronger again.
Stronger wire requires a stronger brace, which is why we use a prefabricated 14′ diagonal end brace that responds to the dynamic forces encountered by the fence through the course of its life. The prefabricated brace can be installed quickly, saving us time and you money.