Advantages

Advantages of using the Fruit-Line for high density trellising of stone fruits

  • Proven History – Over thirty years of successful agricultural use in Europe, Australia, and Americas.
  • Safety – Limited recoil if broken and safer to install than high tensile wire.
  • Maintenance Free – Requires no re-tensioning due to low thermal coefficient making Fruit-Line virtually maintenance free.
  • Wireless – Less likely to cause bacterial canker sores on stone fruits than high tensile wire.
  • Lightweight – Seven times lighter than wire thus easier to install and lower shipping costs.
  • Corrosion Free – Features a permanent, smooth surface that prevents friction and eliminates damage of plant tissue.
  • Visible – Is bright white in color so is easier to see when pruning/training trees.
  • Non-conductive – Does not draw lightning, saving plants and irrigation systems.
  • High Insulation – Unlike wire, Fruit-Line will not carry heat or cold protecting plants from contact frost damage.
  • UV Resistant – Ultraviolet resistance throughout preserving tenacity and function for many years.
  • Inert – Highly resistant to pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers. Features a permanent, smooth surface that prevents friction and eliminates rust damage
  • Easy Installation – Installs quickly and easily with no springs, tensioners or ratchets. Two to three rows can be installed simultaneously saving time and labor.
  • Load capacity is above average
  • Competitively Priced with Steel Wire -Lower priced when factoring in reduced cost of shipping, quicker installation time, lower accessory costs, and less maintenance time.

Why choose Fruit-Line Polyamide over polyester

  • Polyester material has properties closer to metal, meaning you do not receive the advantages in “Elasticity” that Polyamide (Fruit-Line) provides, which makes the maneuvering of catch wires up, down or sideways, extremely difficult.
  • Polyamide can be stretched up to 23%, as compared to only 14% for Polyester, before respective materials will “snap”
  • Polyamide requires much less “force” to stretch up to a required length, as compared to polyester. This fact adds further importance, since it alleviates some of the Strain exerted on the end posts.
  • Polyamide material has tremendous “memory” properties, meaning when compared and stretched versus Polyester, Polyamide will rebound back to its original shape, while Polyester will “not”.
  • Fruit-Line can be extruded in 4mm, 5mm and even 6mm Diameters, making the product ideal for grape load support. Polyester can only be extruded up to 3mm.