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Posted: 11/4/2009 2:46:11 PM EST
Ok , My country weed patch has about 150 lineal ft. of three strand old rusty barbed wire that i want down and gone.

So I cut athe attachment wires to the poles and pull the poles. Then we get the barbed wire " laying sort of straight" on the ground.

Now I am asking for advice on how best to roll this nasty stuff up or other ideas so we can get it reasonaboy compact to load and haul to a scrap metal dealer..

Let me know.

Thanks,
Ed
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:48:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:49:18 PM EST
Use an old tire rim. The hard part will be getting it started.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:52:46 PM EST
Just chop it into 4 or 5 foot lengths. It's not like it's all that hard to cut with a decent set of wire cutters. Then wrap the bundle in some twine and toss it in the truck or put it in a decent hefty bag.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:54:24 PM EST
Old tire rim, old barrel - anything big and round you can roll on the ground - or go hire a day laborer....
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:55:21 PM EST
Hire someone to do it?
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:55:23 PM EST
I chopped mine up the last time I used any.

With some quality choppers, its no big deal.

I actually threw mine in the trash.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:56:31 PM EST
I used to just loop it up using a good pair of leather gloves...

Hell 150' aint nothing.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 2:58:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:02:34 PM EST
This.....wear gloves and roll it up vertically (like rolling a tire)
Originally Posted By Silence:
I used to just loop it up using a good pair of leather gloves...

Hell 150' aint nothing.


Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:06:36 PM EST
If you are turning it in for scrap it needs to be cut into lengths. IIRC it was 36". but call the scrap dealer first.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:07:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By fxntime:
Just chop it into 4 or 5 foot lengths. It's not like it's all that hard to cut with a decent set of wire cutters. Then wrap the bundle in some twine and toss it in the truck or put it in a decent hefty bag.

This will be much easier than trying to mess with the full length. Might even cut it shorter if you've got the patience to make all those cuts.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:21:17 PM EST
Gloves and wire cutters.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:21:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By HubMcCaan:
Old tire rim, old barrel - anything big and round you can roll on the ground - or go hire a day laborer....


As a former day laborer....I would say this is the easiest way to go. My day on the barbed wire job...was a very crappy day.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:23:06 PM EST
You could start the roll by using my ex-wife in the center.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:24:36 PM EST
Gloves, wirecutters, a recent tetanus shot, and goggles.

Sometimes it just goes boooooiiiiinnnnnggggg. That's when you're glad for the last one.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:43:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Just chop it into 4 or 5 foot lengths. It's not like it's all that hard to cut with a decent set of wire cutters. Then wrap the bundle in some twine and toss it in the truck or put it in a decent hefty bag.

This. And tie it in bundles like stiff wheat. Try to sell as scrap if you have enough.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:45:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:46:07 PM EST
I should add that the last time I did this, I used electrical tape instead of twine and it worked pretty dang well. Spin a couple times around every 10 or 15th piece and it never gets out of hand as there are only a limited amount of "loose" pieces.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:48:28 PM EST
stuff it in your neighbors trash can
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