with normal grip, still being manufactured in the original form.
with a narrower grip, in production since March 1997 and distinguished by
a 1 beside the BELI Binder logo on the switch grip. The number one is
also applied to the packaging by felt pen. The narrower grip was
developed at the suggestion of customers (particularly women, who often
have smaller hands). The opening at the end of the two red grips is
approx. 12 mm narrower in this tool. This version is very popular with
both men and women.
of the binding tool with a full wire spool: approx. 460 gramms.
binding tool can be used with bare hands or with gloves to protect the
hands against cold or dirt.
tool is easy to handle and can also be used in wet weather.
working time to bind one hectare, assuming 4,500 vines with 2 shoots per
vine = 9,000 bindings is approx. 16 hours.
strength is required to operate the binding tool.
work due to the relaxed working posture.
important feature which becomes apparent on pruning, is that it is no
longer necessary to cut open the shoot binding as is the case with other
binding materials. This saves two shear cuts per vine and the blades are
subject to less wear because no wire or metal has to be cut.
Beli binding tool is also used by many customers to tack the slightly
twisted catch wires together between the supporting stakes. The advantage
here is that the binding is applied with approx. 8 - 10 cm distance
between the two wires. This distance, which is only possible with the
Beli vine binding tool, means that the leaves are not pressed so close
together in this area. If the leaves are pressed closely together in this
area, ventilation is poor and this can result in hindered growth and
The binding can be released by jerking the catch wire.