CONCRETE POSTS VINEYARD TRELLISING
Support your vines for generations with Australian Concrete Posts.
A vineyard is something to last generations. It makes sense to build a trellis that will support your vines for generations without disturbing the plants. That’s’ why using concrete posts is a wise investment.
Build your trellis once, support vines for generations!
Some of the benefits of using concrete posts:
The use of sustainable concrete posts for trellising is economically and environmentally beneficial.
- Very resistant to impacts of environment over a long period of time offering an extended lifespan
- They offer high load capability due to concrete prestressing
- Reduced toxicity to soils
- Safe to the consumer—organic safe
- Suitable for organic orchards and horticulture.
- Long lasting and high strength support
- Wet and acid soil conditions do not affect the integrity of the post.
- They will not rot or burn and never be eaten by insects.
- Concrete is impervious to fire, rot, and wood-boring insects
- Predrilled holes in consistent spacing
- Smooth surface in consistent lengths
Made in northern NSW by Australians for Australians.
Australian Concrete Posts [ACP] are the trusted name in Concrete posts across Australia.
Australian Concrete Posts’ products are used extensively in horticulture for vineyards, fruit production, to support trellis and irrigation systems as well as the agricultural sector for all types fencing in all sorts of environments.
These are safe and strong structures that can last for centuries without affecting our ecosystem.
Lifetime guaranteed – No rot, No burn, No termites!
Vineyard Trellising Solutions
The idea on using concrete posts for the vineyards is not a new one but unfortunately, has not yet found support among growers. Using concrete posts for vineyards is relatively rare in Australia, but they are used in the USA since 1914 and persistent use for the last 60 years in Moldova and some areas in Hungary. Concrete posts have commonly used and popular for decades in New Zealand Viticulture.
Vines are affixed to the fruiting wires as per standard practice.
Holes are precast into the posts to provide attachment points for transverse supports and to thread with wire or cable if required.
The posts are made using pre-stressed concrete which is vibrated to eliminate weaknesses. An added effect of vibration is smooth posts with uniform shapes that also facilitate mechanical harvesting.
Unlike reinforced concrete, which incorporates steel reinforcing bars (rebar) to strengthen concrete for use in various forms of construction such as bridges and high-rises, pre-stressed concrete has additional strength that allows it to support greater spans than ordinary reinforced concrete.
What this means in the vineyard are strong end-posts that can support lengthy training wires and fruit-laden vines. Standard reinforced concrete isn’t resilient enough to withstand the same pressures, reducing its endurance and potentially increasing the frequency of replacement.
Posts are driveable – which means they can be thumped or driven into the ground using a post driver, both a standard drop hammer driver or a percussion driver will work. However the posts MUST have a driving cap that holds a piece of rubber on top of the post to minimize the impact directly on the post during this process. more info on driving posts on this link: https://concreteposts.com.au/driving-caps/
THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE
Prestressed Concrete Posta are really the only real alternatives to wood posts. In the next 100-150 years, the future of vineyard trellis will be built using prestressed concrete posts using 40mpa concrete with no lime content.
These are safe and strong structures that can last for lifetimes without affecting our ecosystem. They can withstand the weight of loaded grapes, strong winds, extreme climate changes, its not hard to see why concrete is the future on treliis and vineyard posts!