Cape Agricultural Products (Pty) Ltd

15 Sergeant Street, Somerset West, Somerset West, ,South Africa
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Ideally located on the doorstep of South Africa's wine and fruit growing regions. We manufacture, import, supply and distribute a range of high quality products for the South African Agricultural and Horticultural industries. We are also able to supply these products to users in neighboring countries.
The products we offer are ideally suited to viticulture, fruit farming and the horticultural industry.

Pruning Tools

The range of pruning tools available to the professional and recreational user is vast, comprising one handed shears as well as loppers, saws, knives and many more cutting tools.
At Cape Agricultural Products we supply only high quality products, used around the world by professional users.

Bahco Pruning Tool

Pruning Shears / Secateurs

The range of pruning tools offered by Bahco [previously Sandvik], is extensive, satisfying the demands of professional users, discerning gardeners as well as arborists, landscapers and forestry personnel.

Generally speaking the people who use Bahco tools are concerned with the management of plants. Their goals are to maintain plants in peak condition to maximise yields, prevent disease, and to enhance their living environments.

 

 

P1 - Bahco Ergonomic Secateurs

Pruning professionals are at risk of developing aches and pains through repeating the same motion thousands of times a day during the whole pruning season.

Using a pruning shear that reduces the risk of the user experiencing pain in their tendons and nerves.

The P1 shear is a high-tech design pruning shear for the pruning and training of vines and fruit trees.

 

 

 

P126


 

  • The P126 pruning shear is a very robust shear, with a traditional, proven design suitable for vineyard, gardening and landscaping applications.
    The centre bolt is offset from the centre line of the tool, resulting in the "slicing action" that Bahco pruning tools are famous for.
    This increases the area of the blade that is used for cutting.
    The high quality blade ensures a clean cut every time.

    The locking mechanism is a simple wire clasp at the end of the handle that folds away while the tool is in use.

P121

This is a traditional and robust design secateur for gardening, landscaping and vineyard work.
The 2 sizes make it a versatile tool for many cutting purposes, and the high quality Bahco blade ensures a clean cut every time.

The locking mechanism is a simple wire clasp at the end of the handle that folds away while the tool is in use.
The blade is replaceable.

 

 

 

P138

This is an anvil type secateur from Bahco for cutting tough wood.

The blade of the anvil secateur is narrower than the blade on a bypass shear.
Stamped and double beveled blade with a tough aluminium anvil.
The blade of the anvil secateur is narrower than the blade on a bypass shear.

When cutting old and hard wood, the blade must be forced through the wood with greater pressure.
The "anvil" supports the branch and spreads the pressure to reduce damage.
Stamped and pressed steel handles.

 

P64-20 Cut & Hold Shear

This is a lightweight secateur for picking/harvesting roses and other flowers in professional, cut flower production.
The symmetrically shaped handles, made from glass fibre reinforced polyamide, ensure that the shear is comfortable to use, eliminating fatigue. This together with the soft buffer and spring ensure productivity is maximised.
A carbon steel blade, with wide, forged counter blade ensure a clean and easy cut. The wide counter blade supports the flower stems without squeezing them.
The holder is removable, allowing you to do some light pruning.

 

ARS - Quality Pruning Tools

Since its beginnings in 1876, ARS has employed state-of-the-art technology as well as equipment developed in-house, in order to produce the highest quality pruning saws and shears possible.
Naturally the saws do their job of cutting, very well and due to their light weight and new, ergonomic design they are easy to use.

 

Folding Saws

Z-17

The Z-17 folding saw has a larger handle than the 210-DX but still has a straight blade.
This saw also has a slightly longer blade [170mm] than the 210-DX saw [150mm] and comes with a tough, injection moulded handle, that is designed for comfort and safety.
The blade is hard chrome plated to eliminate rust and the precision ground teeth are razor sharp, ensuring a fast, clean cut.
The Z-17's blade is locked in place with a spring-loaded plastic clip that activates as soon as you open the blade.
Spare catch sets and nut/bolt sets are available.

 

210-DX

Probably the most popular folding pruning saw being used in the South African vineyard and orchard industry at the moment, also know as the CAP-210 saw.
This saw comes with a tough, injection moulded handle which makes it difficult to break. The blade is hard chrome plated to eliminate rust, and taper ground to prevent it sticking in the cut.
Blade length = 150mm.
Keeping the blade open is easy with the very simple catch which hooks onto the blade and locks in place.

GR-18L

We have recently added the GR-18L folding saw, which has a curved blade to the range of ARS saws that we offer to the South African market.
This folding saw has a very comfortable, virtually unbreakable grip that is slightly larger than the handle of the 210-DX and is formed to ensure the user's hand does not slip wh
ile sawing. The curved blade is hard chrome plated and taper ground.
The curvature of the blade helps to keep it in the cut so no energy is wasted.
The blade locking system is a very simple catch which hooks onto the blad
e and locks it in place.
Total length when open is 410mm and the saw only weighs 165grams.

 

Fixed Blade Saws

UV-32E

The UV-32E saw, which also has a curved blade, is another excellent pruning saw from ARS corporation.
This saw is specifically designed for arborists, but is just as effective when used in fruit orchards and landscaping applications.
The rubber coating on the ergonomically designed grip, makes sawing a pleasure.
The 32cm blade is taper ground, impulse hardened and hard chrome plated which results in superior durability and hardness.
Due to the fact that the UV-32E saw has a "Super Turbocut" tooth design [clearly visible in this picture] smooth cutting performance is enhanced when cutting wood horizontally, vertically or any other angle.

 

 

TL-27

Another very popular saw used in the orchards of the Western Cape in South Africa. Also know as the CAP-27 saw.
This saw has a 2-Way tilt grip and Super Turbocut teeth on the 270mm blade to increase productivity during the pruning season. The 2-Way tilt grip [the angle of the blade is changed with a thumb operated lever] facilitates pruning trunks, or branches, high or low or at any angle.
The specially set teeth, immune to sawdust deposit, cut easily and smoothly into green wood, either straight, across or diagonally to the grain.
The lightweight, easy to carry sheath has dual rollers at its mouth which firmly hold the saw, even when turned upside down. The rollers also help the saw to be pulled out of the sheath smoothly, without damaging the teeth.
Weighing only 200grams, and with a die cast aluminium handle covered with rubber, you can prune effortlessly without fatigue.
Spare blades and nut/bolt sets are available.

 

PS-32LL

This saw, also known as the CAP-32, excels when used in orchards and is recommended for use in olive trees.
The saw can be used to for cutting branches up to 9"/225mm in diameter, utilising a longer tooth pitch than the other saws on offer, over a long 32cm blade.
The hard chrome plating eliminates rust and resins will not cling to the blade and green wood will not clog the teeth.
A very comfortable, ergonomically curved, beechwood handgrip prevents hand slip and fatigue when pruning in the orchard and olive grove.
This saw has a strong, broad blade which can handle some of the more demanding pruning jobs.

 

 

Pole Saws

Cape Agricultural Products recently introduced one model of the ARS pole saws and poles to the South African market. These pole saws and poles are exceptional quality and have been very well received by landscapers, farmers, and arborists.

UV-47

The UV-47 pole saw is a very effective pole saw, with a large blade for use in landscaping, forestry and general arborist applications.
The blade has a hooked tip, which is useful for removing branches and twigs from the canopy of trees and plants.
A bark cutter is standard, this prevents peeling of the bark below the cut and also helps with the removal of twigs and creepers.
This saw can be mounted on the 3-section ARS telescopic poles as pictured here.
The "oval/square" tube design of the ARS poles ensures less flexibility when being used. The saw is attached with a simple, effective system of spring loaded push buttons. Extending the telescopic pole is very easy and it is kept in place with the use of push buttons and locking levers. This also means the pole can be fixed at any length you require.

Saw Sharpener

The 9F-10 saw sharpener is available to help you maintain the sharp edge on the blades of your ARS saw during intensive use. The diamond profile of the file allows the user to get between the teeth on the saw and file them sharp.
As with all professional tools the blades will get blunt/dull after intensive use and they should then be replaced with an original ARS blade. This will ensure your ARS saws give you many years of excellent use.

Pruning Shears

ARS pruning shears are exceptional value for money and the ARS corporation believes that a "good cutting edge" can only be made from high quality steel.
ARS has full control of the grinding process of the blades that go onto their pruning shears, enabling them to produce the small angles required for a pruning shear to cut effectively.
Over the past few years ARS has incorporated new design features into the pruning shears, making them more ergonomic and durable.
This quest for high quality, efficient, durable and ergonomic pruning shears is reflected in the pruning shears below...

VS8 and VS9-Z

The VS-8Z and VS-9Z pruners can be used for commercial pruning in vineyards, orchards and horticulture.

We introduced these shears to the South African market during the 2009 pruning season and have had very positive feedback regarding their performance relative to price.

The ergonomically shaped handles are die-cast aluminium for extra strength and the non-slip grip makes it easier to control the pruner during intensive pruning.
The polyurethane cushions on both handles, together with the quality spring, ensure that the user's hand, wrist and forearm are not placed under excessive stress, leading to injury, during the pruning season.

 

CB-8

The CB-8 pruner from ARS is a very effective pruner with exceptionally sharp blades - even thicker branches or vines can be cut using these shears.
The design of the shear allows the blade to open wide, with a relatively small grip opening. The upper handle of the shear is rubber coated to fit comfortably into the palm of the hand, eliminating fatigue.

Most pruning jobs in vineyards, nurseries and landscaping are handled with ease with the CB-8.

CB-8 - Length : 20cm. Weight : 235g

The CB-8 pruner has the same innovative "squeeze and open" locking system that is used on the VS8 and VS9 pruners.

130-DX

The 130-DX pocket pruner is a precision pruner for lighter duty pruning, especially suited for smaller hands.

The hard chrome plated blades are precision ground to ensure smooth, clean and easy cutting. Due to the hardening process the blades last longer and withstand rust.

The anatomically shaped handles, together with the angled cutting head make it easier to get into narrow spaces for precision pruning.
*** Ideal for use in nurseries and for making cuttings ***

The rubber buffer and easy locking system make this a very simple, but effective pruning shear.

 

Holster for shears

This leather holster from ARS is ideally suited to hold any one of the ARS pruning shears above, as well as other pruning shears you may already have.

Made from high quality leather, the design of the holster means it can be used in one of 2 ways - either with a belt through the loops, or by using the metal clip to clip onto a belt.

 

 

 

160-0.6

The 160-0.6 cut and hold pruner is ideal for cutting roses and other plants where there is a possibility of getting injured by the thorns.
The 60cm long handles provide extra reach to get into the bushes but at the same time keep your hands away from thorns or delicate stems.
Also ideal for harvesting cut flowers that have long delicate stems that you would not like to damage [lilies are a good example]
The cutting head has an integrated "cut and hold" grip to hold flowers or branches that have been cut off, for easy removal from the plant.

Loppers

LPA-30L

The LPA-30L anvil lopper from ARS features an anvil head and cutting blade that is very effective for thicker branches.

The blades are drop forged for extra strength, and the the lopper is ergonomically designed and engineered to ensure greater cutting power, with the extra lever action assisting the user.
The strong, yet lightweight aluminum handles ensure an excellent weight to power ratio.
*** Excellent for cutting dead or hard wood. ***

LPB-30M

The LPB-30M professional bypass lopper from ARS has recently been improved for greater cutting performance.

The tubular aluminium handles are lightweight and durable, yet are able to be used in heavy duty applications.

The shape and the sharpness of the blade has been improved, the shape being ideal for use in orchards, as well as vineyards where thicker vines have to be cut.
The improved heavy duty shock absorbers reduce the shock transferred to the arms when cutting.

 


Felco - Pruning Tools

Felco SA is a company located in a region of Switzerland that is famous for it's prestigious watch manufacturers. This same attitude to high quality and superior materials, is evident in each Felco pruning shear, lopper or cable cutter that is produced by the company.

Felco tools are designed to satisfy even the most demanding professional user's requirements and are used by professional horticulturalists, viticulturalists, fruit growers and nurserymen around the globe.

Why should you consider a Felco shear for yourself :

  • Made in Switzerland - precision is part of the deal.
  • Felco Tools are ergonomically adapted to the user, left-handed tools are available.
  • The revolving handle on some models reduces the effort of cutting by up to 30%.
  • The pruning shears and loppers have a manually adjusted centre nut for aligning blade and anvil, guaranteeing a clean and precise cut.
  • The cushion and shock absorber on pruning tools reduce impact at the end of cutting, protecting the hand and wrist.
  • A sap groove on the shears helps to wipe away the dirt after each cut.
  • Parts affected by wear can easily be replaced as Felco has chosen a spare parts system in order to guarantee high quality and longer life for it's tools. You do not have to purchase a new tools when a part becomes worn, breaks, or is lost.
  • Felco carries out all the heat treatment necessary in the manufacture of cable cutters.
    Once completed, the cable cutters are tested on a bench using forces that greatly exceed normal conditions of use.The extreme hardness of the blades allows them to cut excessively hard materials.
  • Due to the special diamond shape of the cut on the cable cutter blades, cables are not crushed, but cut progressively. The result is a clean and precise cut.

C.A.P Pruning Tools

CAP 900 Pruning Shear

We introduced this pruning shear into the South African vineyard industry during the 2005 pruning season for some trials and received favourable feedback from professional users.
The CAP900 pruner offers you a very comfortable plastic grip together with a sturdy, thick blade - something that is often missing from more affordable pruning shears.
However, the affordable price does not mean that we have sacrificed quality.
Over the last 12 pruning seasons we have found that the demand for this pruner has exceeded all our expectations - professional users that are looking for a pruner that fits between the poor quality that is often sold as "professional", and the high quality of the ARS, Bahco and Felco pruning shears that we also offer, have been very impressed with the performance.
A simple locking system means you can keep the tools properly adjusted for better cutting performance.

 

 

CAP Garden Shear

If you are looking for a pruning shear that is basic, yet offers a blade that can cut branches in the vineyard or fruit industry then our solid metal pruning shear is just for you.
We have introduced the pruner for users in the professional market that are looking to save money on equipment, but cannot afford to use low quality pruners that do not stand up to rigorous use.
Tough and virtually unbreakable, the pruner has a simple leather closing strap and can be sharpened repeatedly.
They have been used succesfully in the citrus industry as well as landscaping and garden services.

Holsters for Pruning Shears

Cape Agricultural Products offers high quality holsters to protect your pruning shear when it is not in use.

Made from high quality leather, with a leather strap and press stud to hold the shear in place, they are available in 2 variants, one with a belt loop and the other with a belt clip.

 

 

 

Sharpening Tool

To prune successfully a pruning shear's blade needs to be kept sharp.

Use the Bahco SHARP-X sharpening tool to keep the blade in good condition. The tool is equipped with 2 Tungsten carbide bits that will give many years of use.

The 2 component handle makes it comfortable to use. You no longer need to add a liquid such as oil, water or diesel so the sharpening of knife blades is a pleasure.

 

Nursery Supplies

Cape Agricultural Products supplies various items for use in the Nursery Industry, encompassing items from the propagation of plants to the retail environment.
High Quality products are available in the following categories :

T-Markers and Labels

 

Plastic Plant Bags

 

Rooting Hormones

 

 

 

Duratool Tapener / Tie Machine

 

Budding Tapes

 

 

Budding Knives

 

 

Grafting Tools

 

 

Deltex Plastic Wire

 

 

 

Trellising and Training Aids

Cape Agricultural Products  supplies many different items to assist nurserymen and farmers when it comes to training and trellising their crops or plants.

These items help the grower to either train plants and crops, or secure the plants to supports as protection against wind damage and other environmental factors.

Vinyl Tie / Tubing

Vinyl tie tubing is one of the most versatile training aids that we supply. This product is used extensively in the agricultural and horticultural industries, and is used for jobs such as :

1. Tying young fruit trees to new trellis systems.

2. Securing plants that have been trained as standards, to their stakes.

3. In the wine industry it is often used to "tie off" older vines, to the cordon wire.

4. In landscaping used to secure plants to staking systems for protection against damage from wind.

Available in rolls of 100 metres, in green or black.

Trellistrip Stretch-tie tape

Trellistrip tying tape is an excellent tape for tying young plants. Used extensively in vineyards and fruit orchards in South Africa, as well as other countries around the world.

The tape can either be supplied in pre-cut strips in boxes or on rolls.

Pre-cut strips are packed 1500 per box in lengths of 175 / 250 / 300mm.

 

 

OTHER PRODUCTS IN OUR RANGE INCLUDE (Please click on the item for more information)

Deltex® Vineyard Wire

Grow Tubes

Harvesting Tools

Duratool Tapetool Machines

Budding & Grafting Knives

Trelliclip - Foliage Wire Clips

Professional Cable Cutters

Spraying Equipment

OKO Puncture Free

 

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