“Introducing the Agilo from ARaymond”
A revolutionary new fastening system for tree nurseries, the Agilo is the latest innovative solution from ARaymond Agriculture. Optimized for a perfect performance during the life cycle of the trees, the Agilo has two independent closing systems. A wire clip, which is, fixed to an overhead wire to protect the plant from falling because of the winds and doesn’t need any tree pressure to offer a good performance and a flexible belt which is attached to the trunk to ensure greater stability during the tree’s growth and development phases.
“Designed to offer optimum wind resistance”
Created by the ARaymond Research and Development team specifically for use with pot-grown trees, the flexible Agilo system is easy to use and offers several advantages in terms of wind resistance, set up time and functionality when compared to other fastening solutions. Designed to ensure optimal closing without damaging the fragile trunks of the young saplings, each Agilo is made from premium materials and is UV-protected to guarantee stability in all weather conditions.
“An ergonomic closing system”
Thanks to its ergonomic closing system, the Agilo is very easy to use and can be installed by unskilled workers with no need for prior experience or training in the agriculture sector. The independent locking systems allow the grower to leave the Agilo in position on the overhead wire and move the tree pots as required while the fast and simple setup time will enable them to optimise staff performance whilst reducing labour costs and increasing profit margins.
“Tree protection against friction damage”
With 2 independent closing systems, the Agilo provides better wind resistance than any other fastening solution currently on the market. Available in 2 sizes, the Agilo system can also be adapted for use with a wide variety of nursery trees. Offering growers increased protection when securing the wire and the trunk, the soft plastic of the ARaymond closing system protects the tree against friction damage and is designed to ensure seamless closing without putting pressure on the delicate young trees.
“An ultra-resistant solution”
Created using a durable material composition, the ARaymond Agilo is ultra-resistant and can be used in all climates and weather conditions with no impact to the system’s long-term operation. Providing growers with an effective and safe solution to protect pot plants against blowover, the Agilo system offers a greatly enhanced performance and can be reused multiple times during its lifespan with no loss of performance when installing or removing the clip and belt fasteners.
“Efficient and environmentally-friendly fastening solution”
The latest fastening solution from ARaymond Agriculture, the Orbit is an efficient and environmentally-friendly system for nursery tree production. Developed by the ARaymond Research and Development team using feedback from our customers, the new Orbit fasteners have been designed for use with the developing industry of nursery-grown trees.
“Easily adjustable and reusable”
An adaptable and sustainable solution, Orbit fasteners are designed to attach young trees to bamboo tutor canes without damaging their delicate trunks. Easily adjustable once in position, the innovative interior edge prevents the feature hook from moving when the fastener is attached. Additionally, each fastener can be safely removed and reused once the nursery period is over.
“Meet the grower”
Oriol Sullà is a nursery grower with more than 20ha of Olive, Almond and Ornamental trees. Located in Lleida, in the Catalonia region of northeast Spain has been using the Orbit fasteners with his olive, almond and ornamental trees. We caught up with Mr Sullà to learn more about his experience using the Orbit system and to ask him for his impressions about this flexible and easy-to-use ARaymond solution.
AR: Mr Sullà, can you tell us which types of crops you use the Orbit fastening system with and why?
OS: I have been using the Orbit fasteners with olive, almond and ornamental trees. I chose to use the Orbit fasteners with the olive and almond trees because it is a much faster, reliable and economical solution in long terms than the systems currently available on the market. For the almond trees, I chose to use the Orbit system because of its solid fastening design and flexibility which is important as almonds are typically very strong trees.
AR: Do you find the Orbit fasteners easy to use?
OS: Yes, one of the main reasons I use the Orbit system is how easy it is to install and adjust, also the fact that they come in packs of 4 units makes it easier to collect from the bag and place. I attach the Orbit fasteners during the first two months of growth and then simply adjust the fasteners as required as the plants grows both vertically and horizontally. This saves me time and ensures I don’t need to use additional products at different stages of growth.
AR: What are the key benefits to using the Orbit fastening system?
OS: I believe that the Orbit is a complete fastening system. With regards to ornamental tree production, the Orbit fasteners enable me to save increase productivity and reduce costs as I only need to purchase new products every 4 years. Additionally, I like the innovative design of the flexible strips as they don’t mark the delicate trunks of my saplings thereby increasing the market value of the trees.
AR: Do the Orbit fasteners adapt well to your young trees?
OS: Yes, the Orbit fasteners adapt perfectly to the plants. I will install over 1000 fasteners in my fields and each plant is properly supported with no problem. In the past I have had problems with plastic fastening systems becoming sun-damaged whilst in the fields which then causes young trees to fall down in windy conditions, but the robust Orbit fasteners offer an excellent safety sensation and have no evidence of being damaged over time.
AR: Is it important to you that the Orbit fasteners can be reused?
OS: Although in Spain we currently have no legislation with regards to the use of plastic waste in the fields, we are very aware of the added value of using an environmentally-friendly fastening system. My colleagues and I are very happy with the Orbit system as in addition to increasing productivity, it is also cost-effective whilst reducing plastic pollution and waste.
AR: Will you continue to use the Orbit fasteners for your next production period?
OS: Yes, of course. My aim is to recycle the Orbit fasteners I have already installed. Thanks to their sturdy design and resistance to the elements, I am confident I will be able to reuse the Orbit system for up to 5 production periods.
Designed to reduce plastic pollution in the soil to 0 per cent, ARaymond’s Orbit fasteners are an environmentally-friendly solution which also improves efficiency in the field. For more information about the Orbit fastening system or any of the ARaymond fastening solutions and clips for vegetables, trees and vineyards, check out our exciting range of products here .
ARaymond agriculture is a company with many years of experience in the field of solutions for greenhouses and Ornamental nurseries, Fruit nurseries, Nuts nurseries and Olive crops.
Our goal is to create innovative products that help growers improve their yields, processes and labor costs.
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