Gripple wire tensioners/joiners
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.