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Kiwi Post Driver
The Kiwi Post Driver was developed to serve high volume users, such as fencing contractors, municipalities, do-it-yourself ranchers and farmers, or anyone who wants the finest piece of
equipment capable of handling the most difficult jobs.

High Tensile Fence Planning
You have already decided what kind of fence you need, now the next step is to determine where you will put it. Be sure of your boundaries, check local laws and regulations pertaining to fencing and locate any potential hazards, both natural and man-made, such as underground utility lines and overhead electric wires. Make sure the fence path is clear of brush and debris...

Frequently Asked Questions

Why so many wires?

Because there are 8 wires in a 4-strand barbwire fence (2ply) and we are relying on strength and tension rather than the spike of the barb.

How strong is it?
Barbwire breaks at 950 lbs. of pull (2 ply 12 1/2 gauge). Max-Ten 200 High Tensile Wire doesn’t break until 1540 lbs. (200,000 PSI 12 1/2 gauge).
About Kiwi Fence
Company Profile
Kiwi Fence Supplies is a Pennsylvania based company founded in 1978. Although the concept of building farm and ranch fences with high tensile wire is over fifty years old, it has only, since 1977, become of general interest in the United States. And, until MAX-TEN 200 HIGH TENSILE WIRE was first introduced in the fall of 1978, a truly high-tensile wire (with 200,000 PSI minimum tensile strength) for this purpose was not readily available.

Today KIWI manufactures and markets its own line of fencing products necessary for the construction of all types of non electric and electrified high tensile wire fences. Product quality control is closely monitored, affording KIWI the highest quality fencing hardware and accessories in the business. In addition to the fencing products, KIWI manufactures a Hydraulic Post Driver and offers a two-day school to train independent contractors how to build high tensile fences efficiently.

Our ability to provide customers a full range of quality products combined with product knowledge and training makes KIWI the leader in the High Tensile Fence Industry.

Quality Counts
Kiwi stands for quality. Over the years we have worked diligently to provide the highest quality components for all of our systems. All of the components in the Kiwi MAX-Ten 200® high tensile fence system are selected because their failure points are higher than that of our wire. In other words our high tensile wire will fail first and our 12.5 gauge, 200,000 PSI wire won’t break until 1540 pounds of pressure is applied.

American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Class 3 galvanizing ensures our wire will last at least 2.5 times longer than the ASTM Class 1 coated wire. If you live in an area with higher acidic or alkaline precipitation than Western PA, you may notice rust a little sooner and may want to consider using Galfan (aluminum/zinc) coated wire. If you live in a dry area of the world, your Kiwi Max-Ten 200®, Class 3 high tensile wire may last 50 years.

Many have copied our system. Don’t be fooled by lower priced inline strainers that perform the same function but fail at 1200 pounds of pressure. All of our steel components are also ASTM Class 3 galvanized to match the life expectance of the wire. We only offer properly gritted crimping sleeves for 2 and 3-sleeve splices that will exceed the breaking strength of the wire. Our insulators are made from virgin resin to give the longest current leakage pathway possible and UV stabilized for years of trouble free service. This makes them the best in the field. Most of the components of our MAX-Ten 200® high tensile fence system are made here in the United States including our in-line strainers and insulators.