Southern Queensland-based QuikFence has a passion for helping farmers and contractors make fencing erection and maintenance safer and quicker.
The family-owned specialist fencing company has more than 20 years' experience in the agricultural industry, starting as gate builders in Warwick.
QuikFence founder Jon Earl then diversified into supplying a wider range of quality equipment to make fences quick and easy to assemble and build correctly the first time.
"We want to save time for farmers and contractors and cut labour costs," he said.
"A fence from QuikFence is built to last and will look good while protecting buildings, homes, livestock and crops."
The company supplies steel strainer assemblies, posts that are pre-drilled for easy hinge attachment, wires, fully adjustable gates and hinges.
When completed, the fabrication of QuikFence products are hot-dipped galvanised to deliver the best protection from the harsh Australian elements
Mr Earl's practical experience in fencing and manufacturing led to development of his new FastFencer attachment.
This connects to a tractor, bobcat or telehandler to pick up, unroll and tension a fabricated wire fence.
Mr Earl said the concept was to provide a quicker and safer way to erect fences.
He said it removed the need for back-breaking effort when moving rolls that could weigh more than 350 kilograms and stringing them up in a straight line.
Mr Earl said, in a single movement, the FastFencer could pick up three wire rolls - measuring up to three metres and weighing 650kg each.
He said its hydraulic system is easy to operate and get rolls positioned ready for work.
"When the roll is in place, you tie-off the first post, unroll along the fence line and - with the hydraulics - clamp it up tight," he said.
"Then the netting is pulled using the machine until the fence gets to the desired tension.
"The next roll is joined and then the process is repeated until the end of the line and the fence wire tied-off."
Mr Earl said this process enabled the fence to be erected tighter, straighter and with less effort and fatigue for the farmer or contractor.
"Fencing was once a time-consuming, tedious operation and could often be dangerous while trying to lift and maneuver heavy rolls of wire," he said.
"The FastFencer makes heavy lifting and manual handling a thing of the past, as there is no need for lifting heavy rolls of netting from the ground or off the truck."
QuikFence's FastFencer is available in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit specific needs and operations of the farmer or contractor.
The company also supplies FencePro and Bryce Suma post-drivers across Australia.
- Visit www.quikfence.com.au/fastfencer or contact 1800 062 723.