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Galvanized Steel Strand

Galvanized Steel Strand Minimum breaking strength in pounds Minimum weight of coating oz./sq.ft.
Strand
Diameter
(Inches)
Strand Approx. Strand
Weight/1000Ft.
Pounds

Common
Grade
Siemens-
Martin
Grade
High
Strength
Grade
Extra
High Strength
Grade

Class
A

Class
B

Class
C
3/16 1x7 73 1150 1900 2850 3990 .5 1.0 1.5
1/4 1x7 121 1900 3150 4750 6650 .6 1.2 1.8
9/32 1x7 164 2570 4250 6400 8950 .7 1.4 2.1
5/16 1x7 205 3200 5350 8000 11200 .8 1.6 2.4
3/8 1x7 273 4250 6950 10800 15400 .85 1.7 2.55
7/16 1x7 399 5700 9350 14500 20800 .9 1.8 2.7
1/2 1x7 517 7400 12100 18800 26900 .9 1.8 2.7

There are different grades of 1x7 galvenized guy strand cable.  you will want to make sure you select "Extra High Strenght" EHS Class A cable which will hold the most.  You will find cheaper cable and usually it's one type above that will hold less weight.  Be very careful when selcting your cable.

 Selecting the correct cable diameter will depend on a few factors.

  • Distance of row
  • Number of plants planted in row
  • Full grown plant weight (Average is 30lbs, we use 40lbs to account for rain and wind)

For example if you have a row that's 200 feet long with 55 plants in the row your total weight for that row would be (55 x 40 = 2,000 lbs).  According to the cart on the left you could use 5/32 and above to support the row.  We don't reccommend going below 3/16 cable so that should be the minimum.

You also have to select either 1x7, 7x7 or 7x19 cable, we recommend going with 1x7 which will last longer on V design hop yards. Many people use 7x19 cable which we DO NOT RECOMMEND.  The areas where the cables cross in a V design rub and after 5-7 years the tiny strands in the 7x19 begin to break and can cause total failurr.

Listed below is our most current pricing with volume pricing.

.15 per ft. For 3/16 (1x7)
.20 per ft. For 1/4 (1x7)
.35 per ft. For 3/8 (1x7)

Please contact us at 585-869-9641
 

Schmidt Farm
415 County Road 8
Farmington, Ny 14425
Phone: 585-869-9641
Email: sschmidt@schmidthops.com