Acacia Bark Removal, Fence Poles
Peeling Acacia that will be used for fence poles
Acacia poles have shown as incredibly good poles for building. They are long lasting, can also be in water so they are used for piers, bridges, and etc… When they are in water, they almost last as long as metal poles, of course, depending on their thickness. And out of stone poles longer because unlike acacia they are really breakable. Their biggest advantage is the price, which can be cheaper by a few times especially if you count in the mounting of the poles.
The life of a acacia pole in the water is about 20 years and more. Dug into dry ground is 50 and more. I had an opportunity to take out poles from wet ground that were dug 70 years ago.
Acacia is cut for fence of 2 to 3 meters, but depends on the fence, is it the barbed wire, or something else, that is placed on the distance between the wire of 15 to 30 cm, most 2 rows of wire. And of course on the deepness of the hole. Which is usually about 70 cm deep.
Acacia bark is removed with a knife for removing bark on threes.
I am peeling it with a shovel, because it’s much faster and easier. The shovel shouldn’t be pointy, but straight.
For an hour you can peel about 8 to 12 poles.