The Gripple Plus range of products offers a fast and very convenient method of tensioning and/or joining/repairing wire on vineyard trellising systems, and is manufactured by Gripple®, a world leading manufacturer of wire-joining & tensioning 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 (part code 90132 - available separately) 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 (see link above).
- Different sized Gripples are available depending on the diameter of the wire on your trellising system - see Specification
- For maximum load information, see Specification
NB The additional images show a Gripple in use at wooden and metal end posts of a vineyard trellising system; one of the photos also shows Gripple Twisters (part code 90177 - available separately) which tuck away the tail ends of wire.
NB If 50+ Gripples are required it is more economical to purchase the Gripple Starter Packs; (part codes 90078, etc.) or the Gripple Tool Deals (part codes 90075, etc.) - both options include the Gripple Torq Tensioning Tool.
NB An alternative 'quick-fix' Gripple product for repairing wire is the Gripple GP Fix Wire Joiners (part code 90295); a available separately); For an inexpensive method of tightening wires, we also supply the Spannfix Wire Strainers (part code 90102)
You may be interested in the other Gripple products in our range.
Please see the Trellising category in Catalogue for our range of vineyard trellising sundries, including vine supports, net guards, anchors, wire tensioners/joiners, chains, nails & vine ties, etc. We also supply Grape Scissors (part code 90117).
For winery equipment and consumables please see the relevant categories in Catalogue.