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This is tooooo good not to share.

I hang out on HomemadeTools.net - Encyclopedia of Homemade Tools and Imabass just made a DIY Barbed Wire Fence Unroller that is by far better than the Co-op or Tractor Supply offers! Yet it's very simple to make from welding or wood or thick PVC.

I'll be making mine from PVC that fits on my box-blade. Needing 2 barb-wire spoolers and 1 hot-wire spool.

Here's his blurb ... :thThumbsU

I built this a few months ago. I have modified it from the one in the video by adding 2 additional arms so I can unroll all 6 wires on my fence at once. Each roller is adjustable to accommodate all the standard rolls of wire. This worked great as I was able to unroll all the wires at once and keep them from tangling up. I have tons of fencing to redo and this will be an amazing time saver. It is really doable as a one man team and really speeds up the process.

Basic materials list:
1' of 2x2 square tubing for the receive tube mount.
4' of 2-3/8 oil field pipe for the main mast.
6- 6" pieces of 2-7/8 oil field pipe to swivel around the 2-3/8 pipe.
6- 14" pieces of 1x1.5 tubing for the swing arms. These are welded to the 2/7-8 swivels.
6- 12" pieces of 1" round tubing for the rolls of wire to rotate on.
6- 1" fender washers. I added these from the video posted. These are welded about 2" above the arms and the rolls of wire rest on them.

This was mostly all scrap metal that I had laying around.

There are some wire roller trailers out there that sell for $150ish and only unroll 1 strand at a time. I don't have that kind of spare time to use something like that.

See it in action ...
 

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good looking project --- I've found several good ones on that site
 

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It's getting the job done and if you like that's all that matters. I personalty don't want to deal with three or four loose strands of barbwire. I would make a few more trips one roll at a time.
 

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It's getting the job done and if you like that's all that matters. I personalty don't want to deal with three or four loose strands of barbwire. I would make a few more trips one roll at a time.
Oh that may be good for a small plot, but what about 20+ acres? I'd rather do the 3 or 4 spools with some tension on them doing each post completely the first time out. Going around and around one spool at a time would just waste time, maybe an extra day.

Having the tractor in creeper mode allows one to pound all the post nails in quickly and ready for the next.

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