Gripple wire tensioners/joiners

Stock Code: 90091

10 In Stock
£12.18 ex VAT

The Gripple Plus range of products offers a fast and very convenient method of tensioning and/or joining/repairing wire on vineyard trellising systems. The use of Gripples can reduce the cost of labour when establishing and maintaining a vineyard.

Most conventional tensioning methods involve tightly twisting the wire, which eventually weakens the wire, does not allow for tension regulation, and the effectiveness of which is solely reliant on the strength and endurance of the worker. The use of Gripples for tensioning eliminates kinking and tight bends, ensuring that the wire operates at full strength for its expected life, and takes the hard work out of tensioning. The tail end of wire is simply inserted through the Gripple and pulled through as required, then wrapped around the end post and secured back through the Gripple. The wire is then tensioned using the Gripple Torq Tensioning Tool and can be tensioned year on year, as required.

Gripples can also be used to repair wire, eliminating the need to replace whole runs of wire. Insert a Gripple at the 2 broken tail ends of wire, cut a generous length of wire to ‘bridge the gap’ and push each tail end into each Gripple, then tension with the Torq Tensioning Tool.

NB: If 50+ Gripples are required it is more economical to purchase the Gripple Starter Pack (see link below) or the Gripple Tool Deal which both include the Torq Tensioning Tool.

  • Please note, if using for tensioning purposes, Gripple Plus cannot be retro-fitted, i.e., applied to wires already installed on a trellising system. Gripple Plus installed at the end posts are applied at the same time as the wires.

The Gripple Plus wire tensioners/joiners feature the following:

  • Ergonomic design which delivers optimal load performance
  • Withstands extreme weather conditions, temperatures, humidity, dynamics and impact
  • Clever design of zinc, ceramics and stainless steel combine to produce a mechanism that absorbs the load and resists the effects of the environment
  • The patented ceramic locking mechanism delivers better grip, is stronger, takes higher loads and provides superior corrosion resistance, ensuring performance year after year
  • Easier wire entry and smoother push-fit action
  • The ceramic mechanism locks on to the wire, resulting in a bond that lasts season after season. The ceramic rollers are rock-hard and super-tough to deal with the extremely hard high-tensile wires in use today.
  • Built-in positional setting key feature which allows a Gripple that has been pushed on too far to be brought back before the load is added. A Gripple Setting Key is supplied with each order for Gripples.

The diameter of wire determines the size of Gripple required, as shown in the specifications below:

Gripple Small wire tensioners/joiners (pack of 20)

  • For use with wire Ø: 1.40 - 2.20 mm
  • Maximum load: 300 kg

Gripple Medium wire tensioners/joiners (pack of 20)

  • For use with wire Ø: 2.00 - 3.25 mm
  • Maximum load: 400 kg

Gripple Large wire tensioners/joiners (pack of 10)

  • For use with wire Ø: 3.25 - 4.20 mm
  • Maximum load: 600 kg

In-line join:

Repairing broken wire:

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