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High Tensile Index

High Tensile Index

Centaur HTP®  5" Rail
Hot-Rail® HTP®  5" Rail
PolyPlus® HTP®  5/16" Wire
White Lightning®  5/16" Wire

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Frequently Asked Questions for Centaur HTP® Fence Systems

How is Centaur HTP® fencing made?
Centaur proprietary fencing is flexible high tensile polymer material that is a blend of impact modifiers, UV stabilizers, and anti-fungicides. Formulated for strength, durability and appearance under any temperature and climatic conditions, HTP fencing material is color-fast, stain resistant, and mildew resistant. Centaur HTP withstands temperature conditions from -40°F to 200° F without becoming brittle or experiencing any kind of polymer breakdown. Centaur HTP is mechnically bonded to steel wire or wires. Mechanical bonding means that the wire and polymer are joined during manufacture. As the polymer is cooled, it shrinks tightly around the wires. This creates a natural link between the wire and polymer, while allowing each to expand and contract in temperature changes without pulling and degrading the polymer.

What are the recommended heights for your fence?
We recommend 55" - 56" as the standard post height on level terrain for horse fencing.

How much space should I allow between fence posts?
It depends on the lay of the land and the breed of horse you plan to contain. For level to gentle terrain 12' spacing can be utilized. As the terrain is more severe or curving you should consider closer spacing of 10' or 8'. Keep in mind with closer spacing you will increase the strength of the fence.

What kind of post do I use?
We recommend CCA-treated Southern Yellow Pine. These posts are strong and will add to the safety of the fence. A usual installation might include six 7" x 8' corner and end posts and four 5" x 8' line and brace posts.

Can I install the fence myself?
Yes, we send a detailed installation manual with every shipment, and provide technical assistance over the telephone. Following the installation manual will ensure warranty certification upon completion.

Do you have installers in my area?
We do not have a nationwide network of installers, nor do we have the resources to keep track of their services. We recommend checking the yellow pages for local contractors.

What does my warranty cover?
All manufacturer's defects. This includes cracking, peeling, chipping, and discoloration due to adverse weather. Abuse to the fence is not covered. We recommend the use of metal brackets and/or electric in high traffic areas.

Should I mount the rail inside or outside of the fence?
It's your choice, as the 3.5" ring shank nails hold the rail tight provided you correctly follow installation instructions and bracing. But before you choose, consider this: placing the rail on the inside of the fence denies horses access to the fence posts, is the strongest method of installation, and is recommended to provide optimal performance. However, rails on the outside of the fence often look better.

Is it safe for foals?
Absolutely. We recommend you install posts at 8' intervals to allow less gap when rails flex.

Will my horse chew the rail?
Most horses do not like to chew on polymer fencing, as it's not palatable to them. If horses abuse the railing we recommend electric or a crib strap.

How many tension assembly kits do I need?
A termination assembly is needed to tighten each rail, but only one is needed per 1320' of rail. The fencing can be continuous around corners and up and down hills. Areas less that 100' can be constructed with end post fasteners.

Which rails/ wires are conductive?
Hot-Rail® and White Lightning® are both conductive.

What is the recommended number of Rails or Coated Single Wires to be installed?
For our Centaur HTP or Hot Rail you can choose 3 or 4 rails. For Coated Single Wires, PolyPlus or White Lightning, we recommend a minimum of 5 strands, or you can choose a combination of both.

Which rails are spliceable?
All are with wire links or crimp fittings. Be sure to order the correct ones based on gauge of wire to splice.