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Vineyard Setup FAQ's

It's really easy, simply replace your fruiting wire staples with KLIMA self release Vineyards clips and ensure your foliage wires are detachable and you are ready to go. Find out more about about Vineyard Clips

No, you only need to replace your staples as a bare minimum. In the long term you can gain better efficiencies by installing KLIMA self Releasing Vineyard Clips in your your foliage wire positions. Click here to see clip dirrerent combinations

The KLIMA system significantly reduces pruning costs without compromising vineyard quality. It achieves large cost-savings using the KLIMA revolutionary method of lifting wires clear of the canopy. Therefore it is only possible using the easy to install Self-release KLIMA clips. Click here to learn more.

No stretching or damage to wires–there have not been any problems with stretching or wire damage of vineyard wires over thousands of hectares pruned since 2007.

Yes – although for maximum efficiency and time saving most clients switch their fruiting wires to the same side of the post. If you leave your wires on opposing sides of the post it will take 2 passes to complete 1 row.

Wire breakages will only occur when there is poor wire joins, wires that are embedded in vine trunks, replacement posts with wires on the wrong side, or staples are not pulled out of posts. Our experience suggests that 99% of any issues in a vineyard are ‘audited’ in the first pass. After the first season wire breakages are usually due to driver error only. Most KLIMA users report only 1or 2 wire breakages a day is typical after the first season.

Yes of course please make contact with us here

Yes of course, provided you can safely undertake normal tractor work on your vineyard you should be fine.

No, Running KLIMA Machines on your vineyard is no different to using a typical barrel pruner. Your wires may have some shiny patches on it after pruning but this will not result in rusting wires. KLIMA Generation 2 machine has the option if installing nylon teeth so there is virtually no risk to your wires even getting shiny patches. Click here to learn more

Yes, KLIMA Generation 2 machine is specifically designed with a new cutting system which is designed for processing loose wires.

Yes, no problem as long as your wires are detachable from your steel post you can implement the KLIMA pruning system.

Yes absolutely, the Eco Trellis posts are becoming more and more popular with our customers so we have designed a special range of Self Releasing KLIMA clips specifically for the Eco Trellis Posts. Read more about Self Releasing Clips.

No - post size is not important.

The better quality your wire is, the better the result you will get from the KLIMA pruning system. Unless our wire is damaged or in danger of breaking for some reason there is probably no need to replace it.

It’s really easy, just install KLIMA self-releasing vineyard clips on your posts. Use KLIMA Sureflex springs on your short rows (<70M long), and you are ready to go.

Yes, of course please contact us here for a free consultation.

Yes, of course please contact here us to arrange a free consultation.

Strainrite crimps and crimping tools, these are the best option for the KLIMA system. They are strong (stronger than the wire), small profile and easy to use. Click here to learn more.

Click here to view our Clips page which details the different type of clips and their suitability for the KLIMA pruning system and how to arrange them on your posts.

Your conversion costs will depend on your vineyards current setup. KLIMA customers find that they easily recoup their conversion costs in the first season. You will need to budget for - pulling your staples (1-2 per post) and
- replacing them with a KLIMA Self Releasing vineyard clip (1-2 per post)

Yes, we recommend for the best results you install KLIMA Sureflex Vineyard springs on any rows shorter than 70m. Read more about KLIMA Sureflex Vineyard springs.

The clips are available at any good agricultural retail store and your rep will provide you with a quote. If you can’t find them in your local store, please contact us and we will arrange for them to get access to the Klima Clips and provide you with a quote.

Yes, absolutely, in fact we have a screw that we designed for this exact purpose. Click here to learn more. Read more about Wooden Post Trellis Screws.

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