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Wire Rope Trellis System 4030

Assembly sketch for wire rope system no. 4030

Basic form for training light to medium-strong twiners, roses, vines (see below), and various other climbing plants. This form is the result of arranging multiple vertical wire ropes and then connecting them with horizontal wire rope "bridges." With this highly versatile cable system, the wire ropes can be very close or quite far apart. For delicate plants that need more care around the base area, systems such as 7020 are more suitable. Please also refer to the guidelines in the climbing plants section for support in choosing a suitable system (see charts at the bottom of each plant profile).

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Easy Light Medium Heavy Massive
£25-51 £73.50 £90-147 £142.63 £201.43
29-60 € 81.80 € 100-175 € 169.80 € 239.80 €
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Our pre-assembled kits are suitable for all wall types, with the exception of walls with external insulation, cladding, and thin-walled concrete elements. Alternatives can be put together in all cases.


Height x Width: standard up to ~4.5 m x 1.0 m (up to 6.5 m x 1.0 m with Heavy / Massive Kits). Base point:  ~0.5 - 1.2 m above the ground. Depending on plant type, keep the vertical wire ropes closer together: ~15 -30 (35) cm; with climbing roses also up to 50 cm.


Variations: System 5020, when mounted as a standing rectangle, is an inexpensive alternative with one less horizontal cable. With additional cable and mounts, the basic form 4030 can be enlarged as desired; in this case, provide an anchor or rung every 1.5 m (2.2 m). If the system is set very wide, the two cross clamps may have to be replaced by wall mounts. In public areas, the ladder-like nature of the trellis can be tempting for some to climb. If this is a concern in your situation, the lower horizontal rope, as it is not essential, can be left off. Similarly, slack cross ropes can be inserted (e.g. for clematis) analogous to system 5050. Of course, the system can also be installed horizontally-- similar to 8010.


Installation: as shown in the diagrams. Refer also to the mounting tips in chart above (click on a kit for details).


Vine Training: See diagrams. Ideal for vertical cordons with a short cut and attachment or weaving of the green shoots on the two edge ropes. Also possible is a long cut; then bend the long shoots to the edge ropes (R 01). A combination of two different vines in one planting pit is possible...then halve the number of branches in the vertical area (R 02). With an off-centre guidance of two shoots (R 03), the branches should point inwards, and the distance between vertical wire ropes should be at least 30 cm. The stems should be led only to ~50 cm under the top edge of the climbing field. 

Massive Kit, Dutchman's pipe
Wire rope kit for Aristolochia
Heavy Kit, narrowly arranged stainless steel ropes, rope mount WM 12XX2, pipevine
High wire rope systems
Medium construction style with stainless-steel rope; here the lower rope bridge was omitted
Wire rope made of stainless steel for vine
Heavy Kit, very wide structure/layout, for small kiwi ("Weiki"). Photo: Ffc-architects Munich
Wire rope system for mini (arctic/hardy) kiwi
Medium Kit, wide arrangement for climbing hydrangea, winter
Climbing aid for hydrangea
Medium Kit (x3) greening of a concrete wall near a street, clematis
Greening concrete
A wire-rope trellis with climbing roses
Wire rope trellis with climbing rose

Grapevine training on system 4030

R 01
R 02
R 03
Heavy Kit, modified for "Fischer Thermax" in outer insulation, hops and thicket creeper
"Bauhaus" architecture with climing aid
Massiver Bausatz Kit, climbing grid for roses
Trellis for roses
Extension of trellis: slack-mounted transverse cables fastened with cross clamps, analogous to system 5050
Stainless steel climbing aid

Easy Kit

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