Range Ward is dedicated to providing Ease-Of-Use tools to help you on the field. Please read all instructional material carefully to ensure the safest operation of equipment.

For any questions, concerns or comments, please contact: Norm Ward: rangeward@gmail.com or call (403) 646-0006.

Power Grazer Trailer – Operational Safety Guidelines 

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These guidelines provide general safety recommendations for the use of the fence cable reel. However, the employer should assess and determine if any additional safety measures are required for its particular application and operation, and fully instruct employees on those safety measures.

Additionally the employer should make a copy of this safety manual available to all employees working with the Power Grazer reel. No warranty of the correctness or sufficiency of the information in this manual is made by Power Grazer.
If there is anything, you do not understand about the safe installation and use of your Power Grazer reel please contact rangeward@gmail.com or call 403 646 0006. We are always glad to help.

Power Grazer will not assume any liability for any alterations and or modifications including modifications to the start switch, solenoid switch, and manual circuit breaker, to Power Grazer reels nor use which these products are intended. All warranties expressed or implied will become null and void. 

Intended Use:

Power Grazer is not designed to transport people or animals. Like any vehicle or trailer, always make sure there are no people or animals under, near or hanging onto the exterior of the unit before proceeding.

Warning – Pinch Points:

Where gear or chain guards are furnished, the reels should not be operated with them removed.
The appropriate guarding of chains or gears is at least partly the responsibility of the final installer of equipment, based on the fact that, equipment can be installed in so many different positions and so many different degrees of accessibility to the operator.
Please make sure that you have thoroughly reviewed this issue when making the installation of the reel.

Use Caution When Guiding Fence Cable On To the Reel:

  • Keep the guiding hand back from the reel and away from the drum so that there is no possibility of trapped or pinched fingers. 
  • Use proper personal protection equipment.  
  • The left hand of the operator guides the cable, as the right hand is compressing the start switch.
  • At any time in the reeling operation, the reel may be turned off by simply releasing the compression or push button switch.

Reel Safety Demonstration

The following video demonstrates how to guide the fence cable onto the reel.

Use Circuit Breakers for Electric Rewind Reels

The Power Grazer has been supplied with a 50 amp. manual circuit breaker. Do not change the circuit breaker to an automatic reset breaker.

Remove Auxiliary Crank Rewind Handle Before Using Power Rewind

Failure to remove the auxiliary handle before using the power rewind may cause serious damage to the reel as well as persons standing close to the auxiliary handle.

Disconnect Power Source Before Performing Maintenance

This can be done by manually pushing the red button on the circuit breaker, causing the circuit breaker to disengage the electrical circuit.

Disconnect Reel Stop Before Using Power Rewind

Reel in locked position 
Reel in unlocked position

Checking Your Electric Fence in Ten Easy Steps 

Step 1: Turn off your fence charger 

Step 2: Disconnect your fence from the terminal knob 

Step 3: Turn your fence charger back on 

Step 4: Measure the voltage on the charger with a digital volt meter or fault finder by placing the reader on the chargers red terminal and the ground probe on the chargers green terminal. If the voltage reads less than 4500 volts, the fence is not adequete to hold livestock. 

Step 5: Turn your charger back off. 

Step 6: Re-connect your fence to the red terminal knob. 

Step 7: Turn your charger back on 

Step 8: At the end of the fence, check the voltage. If the difference in voltage is more than 1500 from at your charger, return to the charger and check your ground system again. 

Step 9: Check fence and wire components along your fence; 
• Tighten loose connections 
• Repair damaged wire connectors with a wire clamp 
• Repair damaged insulators 
• Ensure posts are all upright and intact 
• Check that gates handles are undamaged and wire is tightened 

Step 10. Check your grounding; Place your iron post against your fence, 200 feet from your fence charger. Make sure you have less than 1000 volts on your fence. Place another post on your fence near the first post and check until you have less than 1000 volts. Measure voltage on the ground with your digital volt meter or fault finder. Voltage should be 300 or less. If not, install more ground rods until your meter reads 300 or less. 

For more information on your electric fence visit the Gallagher website or call 1-800-531-5908