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Steel end posts started replacing wood end posts in wine grapes as new trellis systems called for reduced row spacing. During the late 1980s standard row widths of 10, 11 and 12 feet were reduced to 6 - 8 and feet. It was soon apparent that a smaller diameter end post enabled the harvester to pick the vines adjacent to the end post, a task formerly performed by hand.

Steel Achor Post

The size reduction coupled with the ease of installation compensated in part for the extra cost of a steel end post vs. a traditional treated lodge pole pine post with a 5-6 inch diameter.  The value of the extra yield from being able to machine harvest the adjacent vines makes the economy of the steel end post a certainty over time.

The steel end post can be fitted with one or more spades that can be welded or bolted in place. Moreover holes can be provided as well as hooks for a variety of applications.


Auger Anchor

There are a variety of profiles used, frequently availability is based on market conditions which may offer a temporary price advantage for a specific design. Consequently over the past several years steel end posts have included new pipe and tubing, used pipe and tubing, Press Brake- formed profiles in a U or triangle shape, and at least one roll formed profile.

The end assembly considered to be among the more effective and economical consists of a tube of about 2 7/8" diameter connected to a screw anchor position behind the post.  Where space is limited the anchor may be replaced with spade(s) fitted to the end post, or a box brace constructed in front of the end post.

Auger Anchor

Galvanized Steel End Post