With this kit you will get all the components you require to install a 4 wire ladder espalier set-up as shown in the diagram below. (Wire not included) The heavy-duty installation is for heavy loading espalier landscaping for fruit trees and any vines or foliage producing a seasonal harvest. The system allows for high tensioning of the wire over a short distance, with re-tensioning made easy for ongoing maintenance. This system can be used for fixing onto timber fences or concrete, block or brick substrates using screw plugs. For heavy-duty use either AWG 12 (2 mm) stainless steel wire rope or AWG 12 (2 mm) soft wire.
The only tools you will require to complete this job are a power drill with a hex driver bit, 1/8 in (3 mm) drill bit, pop rivet gun and quality wire cutters.
Plan your job carefully. Measure and markout your mounting points then fix anchor platforms at start and end points.
Fix the radial wire guides at fixing points as required. Note the guides at the ends must be fixed at a 45′ angle to the direction of the wire. Also ensure the Guide is the correct way around – one end has a guide for the wire to follow.
Feed one end of your wire through the anchor platform and carefully into the anchor turning anticlockwise and using a back and forth motion until the wire slides freely. Uncoil the wire along the length of the espalier run to the end point.
Slip wire into the radial wire guides and make sure wire is being held in place before tensioning the wire.
Trim wire to desired length making allowance for surplus to enable threading of Espalar Anchor and tensioning.
Insert wire through Espalar Anchor and push into place in Anchor Platform. Use pop rivet gun to tighten wire to desired tension.
Fit Tension Cap at tension end and trim wire flush at end of tension cap.
Trim wire flush at the other end and fit the end cap to finish the job.
This set up is using the heavy duty kit but has an additional 5th tier which can easily be achieved by adding additional components from our online shop.
Espalar components are made with high quality materials you can trust. Our components are made to withstand more than the required amount of weight for espalier projects. This is why we feel confident offering a 5 year guarantee on our components for our customers!