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Steel Ground Sockets

Our Steel Ground Sockets are designed to make our Walk-In Steel Fruit Cages more rigid in softer ground and are really useful if the cage is in a windy location, providing greater stability for your fruit cage. 
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Pack Content: Single
Size: 50cm L
Product Code: GDN-797
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Delivery: £4.95 P&P
Price: £5.45
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Our Steel Ground Sockets are designed to make our Walk-In Steel Fruit Cages more rigid in softer ground and are really useful if the cage is in a windy location, providing greater stability for your fruit cage.

The Ground Sockets have a wider diameter than the cage uprights and are inserted further into the ground. We advise using the optional Driving Cap to help drive the socket into the ground. We also recommend that installation is done when the ground is wet and therefore softer. If the ground is particularly hard or stony we would advise using a Hole Former which is available separately.  

  • Steel Ground Sockets make the cage more rigid in softer ground and in windy locations
  • Suitable for use with all our Steel Fruit Cages standardpeaked or domed
  • Install when the ground is wet and therefore softer
  • Driving Cap available separately
  • Only one driving cap required for any number of sockets
  • Hole Former available separately - recommended for hard and stony ground
  • Socket holds upright firmly in position to a depth of 325mm
  • Sockets measure 3.8cm in diameter
  • Manufactured from pre-galvanised steel
  • Punched dimples hold upright in place
  • Sockets allow the fruit cage to be taken down relatively easily if required at the end of each season
  • Footplates allow the cage to be levelled by adjustment of the depth into socket that the upright sits which is useful on uneven ground.
  • Not suitable for use with our aluminium cages

Not sure how many footplates and/or sockets you'll need for your chosen size of cage? See our Steel Fruit Cage Footplates and Sockets Guide for an instant answer.

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Number of reviews: 6
Solved the problem By Anonymous 5 13th August 2014

I had a cage for several years (purchased before ground sockets were available) which had sunk by up to 10" in places and acquired a serious tilt. The ground sockets and foot plates have enabled me to straighten it. I was surprised at how large and sturdy they were. The pictures do not give a good idea of the size. Very pleased with the result.

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Ground Sockets By Peter Davies 5 27th March 2014

I had used the ground sockets to put up my fruit cage. They improved anchoring and made it reasonably easy for me to erect the cage (20 feet X 20 feet) single handed. I wanted to put up some raspberry support frames inside the cage. The soil is soft to a considerable depth and I wasn't happy that the frame would stand in strong winds so I decided to try using the steel ground sockets. They worked a treat and the raspberry frame work is much more stable. The also made putting up the frame much easier. I could assemble each support with the cross bars and then simply drop it into the ground socket.

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Excellent aid to putting up cages quickly.... By Anonymous 4 30th May 2012

These ground sockets make putting cages up a piece of cake and I would thoroughly recommend them!

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