Rain cover for double off set fruit pole rows.
Fruit pole height 2.3m
Mower width 1m
Tree spacing 1m x .500 Double of set row
Row centres 2m
9,950 Fruit poles /Ha
Fruit pole rows are mounded with a centre trench that allows rain water to move along to an outside water race for reuse.
Pole Support (anchors row ends)
2.5mm wire x 3 lengths tied through 30mm pipe.
Pole Support (Socks)
As at 28th June 2021
500mm lengths 30mm pipe.
Or use a center pole from the framework top, back in towards the block to save ground.
Leveled off at 600mm upright pole spacing.
Pole lengths 3m
Winch support braces.
25mm x 25mm x 3mm Box section at 3m lengths with stop lugs welded 400mm from base.
Upright Frames Top Section
Bird and rain cover tie off lugs.
Rain Cover wheels
Top section rain cover wheels.
Top section opposite row end double wheel for rain covers.
Place top section and rain cover wheels.
Tie row ends back to anchors.
Rain cover run wires.
Cover folds out in between the double rope to the far single pulley.
Completed Bird cover wires, rain cover wires
ready for rain covers.
Wire Layout Cross Section
Red color : for rain covers travel.
Yellow color: Bird netting support wires x 2.
Rain water can run either way.
Width 1.5m x 10m to 20m lengths.
Continuous width with clips along each edge.
5 x 1.5m spacers are placed onto the support wires when the wires are placed.
They are tied to the cover and move along the support wires as the cover as its being pulled out.
The rain cover end is tied to the framework and when closed is protected from the sun.
Cover not shown.
When open the weight of the rain water hold the cover down, the spacers stop the cover blowing out when the wind blows.
The rain water flows from the high point to the lower point into the center trench between the double off set fruit pole row as each section ends.
Row End Winch
To open and close covers automatically.