Installation of Medium Kits

What are "medium kits"? Please use the link if you are looking for general information only. This page is about the assembly of such kits or self-assembled climbing plant supports. The page is for the medium construction styles "Eco" and "Premium", and also for "Classic", although, "Classic" does have some exceptions. For details, see the first graphic. All information on this page can be seen in connection with the 10 - 25 assembly graphics for the respective cable system. Please use the link and go to the cable system you have purchased. The pictures shown here complete the flow charts there. And please also clarify before ordering if you need tools!

Do you have a medium wire rope system "Classic"? Then there may be an exception: If your "Classic" system contains wire rope holders and eye bolts (photo), please jump to the special case 1. If your kit consists of eybolts only, such as the wire rope kit 6010 "Classic", then go to special case 2. In all other cases, including "Eco" and "Premium", continue reading on this page.

The symbols in the diagram mark the rope holders, the red bars show the alignment of the grooves of the head. After drilling, all holes are cleaned with a hole brush and / or blower and then the rope holders are fastened (photo), preferably without grub screws. For this, please refer to the product sheet of the mount / holder (standard with Eco kits WH 08111, with "Classic" kits mostly WH 10151 and with "Premium" WM 08133).

For some systems it is necessary to cut one or more pieces of wire rope with approx. 30 cm excess length from the wire rope reel and loosely insert them into the grooves of the holders (photo) without inserting or tightening the grub screws. On both sides the wire rope has a minimum of 10 cm overhang. Further details can be found in the respective graphic. Sagging ropes are always recognizable as such due to the wavy shape (graphic).

On the graphics of the respective basic form an assembly with as little wire rope cutting as possible is shown, which does not require any wire rope tensioners. For this purpose, the wire rope is initially laid slack in the first holder with about 10 cm overhang. The set screw is inserted and moderately tightened. In the second step, grip the holder at the flange nut, or in exceptional cases at the flat nut directly behind the head (photo) with a open-end wrench and tighten a bit more.

Then the rope is loosely guided through the grooves of all rope holders and gripped behind the last, opposite holder with a mounting vice and tightened by hand force (about 5 -10 kg). Often a second vice for temporary fixing directly behind the holder (photo one line below) can be helpful so that the rest of the grub screws can be inserted and tightened. Then - again with about 10 cm overhang - the rope is cut behind the holder with a wire rope cutter.

In some processes, it is necessary to temporarily fix a tightened wire rope, without screwing in the grub screw, because an additional wire rope will be inserted there. This fixation of the pre-tightened state is done with a second mounting vice directly behind the cable holder (photo), or with a clamping ring or a cross clamp, which is often part of the cable system. After tightening the set screw, the fixation is removed.

If a wire rope runs through more than two holders, it is initially only fixed to the outer holders. It is only inserted in the middle holder. The grub / set screws there are not screwed in or if only for temporary fixation of the rope, so it does not slip out. The final tightening of these grub screws takes place at the end or when, in the respective holder, a second rope is fastened a little later (photo) and the holder on the corresponding graphic is then marked in bold red.

In places where wire cables intersect, floating cross clamps are placed when the graphics show them. Finally, projecting rope ends behind the respective cable holder are bent so that they, for example, represent an extension of the wire rope axis. Thereafter, end sleeves are pressed onto the wire rope ends. If the wire ropes protrude approx. 10 cm, they can, in later years, be gripped and re-tightened if necessary.