For many farmers, the word "Goldenrod" is interchangeable with "fence stretcher," as multiple generations have relied on these versatile and dependable tools to help them quickly stretch, splice, staple, raise, and draw down fencing wire.
The stationary hook holds the wire in place while the ratcheting traveler hook "climbs" the bar. To accomplish this, the traveler must pivot to allow the stationary hook to engage, and the release is abrupt. The special cast guides will hold high tensile and standard wire, whether smooth or barbed. The Model 405 fence puller features a controlled release holding ratchet, which allows for a more gradual release of tension that reduces line breakage.