Universal Aluminium Cage Braces
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If you plan to erect your walk-in aluminium fruit and vegetable cage on a site that regularly experiences high winds, and /or if the soil condition is light and sandy, we recommend the addition of these Aluminium Fruit Cage Braces to give your cage extra rigidity...More information
If you plan to erect your walk-in aluminium fruit and vegetable cage on a site that regularly experiences high winds, and /or if the soil condition is light and sandy, we recommend the addition of these Aluminium Fruit Cage Braces to give your cage extra rigidity.
One brace kit, which will work on either a corner upright or a side upright, contains two aluminium struts and all the fittings required. The brace can be fitted after assembly of the main framework and and rather conveniently retro-fitted to an existing cage. Cages up to 6m x 6m in size will require braces at the corners only but for bigger cages (in any direction), we recommend that at least the middle upright is braced on the sides over 6m of the cage.
These braces are only suitable for use on our 25mm gauge walk-in Aluminium Fruit Cages, NOT the aluminium tubing and build-a-ball vegetable cages we also supply.
- Aluminium Fruit Cage Braces feature stainless steel fixings
- Nylon tube clamps
- Aluminium strut measures 274mm x 25mm x 6mm
- Braces can be fitted to corners and also to mid-section and straight uprights
- Easily fitted during cage assembly
- Can be fitted at a later date with ease
- Braces fit our 25mm round aluminium tubing
- NOT suitable for use with the 16mm or 12.7mm aluminmum fruit cage and build-a-ball cage tubing
Good quality, easy to assemble - added strength to fruit cage.
The braces are extremely robust and the whole cage is now much sturdier. I am looking forward to an autumn and winter in which the cage can withstand high winds. The rigidity of the structure also means that the door retains its relationship to the frame and does not need constant adjustment. The braces can be fiddly to fit and one's arms can quickly run out of blood holding spanner and screwdriver above one's head. However, worth the discomfort. I would also like to comment on the extremely helpful staff who are not only efficient and informative, but also have a sense of humour when dealing with customers on the phone.
The bolts on the braces have slotted pan heads with can be a real pain to tighten up given the height of the cage. It would have been far better if the bolts had been the type that you tighten with an allen key. Once in place and tightened the braces are fine.