Category Archives: Trellis Systems

Orchard and Vineyard Trellis Construction: Part 2

Along with your wire and posts, you will need a few tools to erect a functioning trellis. Below is an illustration of 15 hand tools needed to properly build a trellis system. Different designs require different tool use and frequency of tool use. But, these are the basic hand tools you will need when working […]

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Orchard and Vineyard Trellis Construction: Part 1

When you think of uses for high-tensile wire, orchards and vineyards aren’t often at the top of the list. However, high-tensile wire has a large impact on the orchard and vineyard industries. As orchards and vineyards continue to change and advance to meet the large demand for consumers, they struggle with large input costs. As […]

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Tapered vs Non-Tapered Wood Fence Posts

We get plenty of questions about tapered posts and non-tapered posts. What is the difference? Which type is stronger? Which should I use? Tapered posts are peeled by a high-speed machine that follows the contour of the log.  The finished post has the characteristics of each piece of wood.  Because the tree is tapered, the […]

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Trellis Wire

Many types of trellises can be constructed quickly and easily with MAX-TEN 200 High-Tensile Trellis Wire. Such trellises last longer and cost less. Here is why: HIGHER ELASTIC LIMIT, GREATER BREAKING STRENGTH With adequate posts and brace assemblies, the principal cause of failure of any wire trellis is exceeding the elastic limit of the wire. […]

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Fastening Methods

Fastening Methods for Trellis Wire There are three methods for fastening MAX-TEN 200 High-Tensile Fence Wire with Crimping Sleeves: Method 1. End Post Fastening Loop the line wire around the end post. Allow about 24 inches of wire beyond the post. Thread two crimp sleeves onto the wire and slide them back about 24 inches, […]

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