A well known vineyard in California was developing a new vineyard on sloping hills in California. The project required the installation of tens of thousands of grape stakes and the time allotment was short.
Install tens of thousands of grape stakes within a short time frame allowing the new vine stock to be planted within the seasonal requirements.
Build a mobile production line.
2 – Rhino PD 45s, tool retractors, Kaeser M 26 Air Compressor, utility tractor, utility/material trailer with cross rail
3-man crews driving 480 grape stakes per hour. The installation was completed three weeks ahead of schedule.
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Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pour own a vineyard in Red Bud, Illinois where Mike had previously put in 600 posts by hand and was facing with daunting task of 1100 more. Mike purchased the GPD-30 from Rhino Tools and contacted them about how he could use this powerful little driver for notched grape stakes, rather than usual T-posts. Mike was thrilled with his experience and recalls that Rhino ‘bent over backwards’ to help him out and provided a modified chuck that ‘worked like a dream’. Mike was able to put in 1100 posts over 4 weekends, driving the stake down 4 ft in 15-20 seconds, which he describes as ‘slick as a whistle’. Mike said, “The only downside to the driver is that now every weekend I have a friend or a neighbor that is begging to borrow it.”