Plastic Droppers

How Plastic Droppers Are Spaced & Installed

Plastic droppers are used on various types of fencing, to ensure that the wire strands remain at the correct tension and spacing. Typically speaking, droppers are only attached to the wire fence after the wires have been set at the correct tension. When droppers are installed, they are kept above the ground (they should not touch the earth or be planted into the ground), to ensure that the fence remains flexible and that the droppers are always in an upright, vertical position. 


The distance that plastic droppers are positioned apart on the fence will depend on which livestock is being contained, as different potential impact pressures will require different tensions of the wire. In most instances, plastic droppers will be spaced no more than 3 m apart. In some instances, you may find droppers spaced at 1,5 m apart in feedlots or livestock pens. 

Plastic droppers are designed with grooves which are used to hold the wire cables of the fence the correct distance apart. The dropper is quite simply clipped into place on the wire strand. While it can be removed with relative ease, it will not simply fall off or break on impact. The grooves ensure that the wires don’t slip out of position or become loose (lose tension) over time. Due to the grooved design of the plastic dropper, no binding wire is required during installation, which ensures reduced installation and maintenance costs, and provides the opportunity for a completely rust-proof fence. In addition to cost savings, when opting for a plastic dropper that attaches within seconds, you can cut back on the total installation time. 

Top Benefits of Plastic Droppers

There’s more to plastic droppers than just quick and convenient installation, and a corrosion-free fence. Here are a few of the top benefits of opting for these particular droppers:

•Recycled plastic droppers are fire retardant and can withstand temperatures of up to 200 °C. 

•They are poor conductors of electricity, which means electric fences aren’t at risk of short circuiting. 

•Maintenance needs are virtually non-existent, as they don’t need to be painted or treated against water or insect damage. 

•Plastic droppers are made from 100% recycled plastic, which means that they offer a greener approach to fencing in the country. 

When looking for a range of plastic droppers to invest in, we recommend that you get in touch with one of our friendly and knowledgeable consultants. Not only do we supply the market with a range of top-quality plastic droppers at a competitive rate, but we also have contacts in the fencing industry. We can point you in the right direction when looking for professional fencing suppliers and installers in your area. 

Contact Plastic Droppers via email or telephone today. 


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