5-Section In-Ground Batting Cage Frame - 1-7/8" O.D. 11-Gauge
/ Components :: Hardware Add-ons :: Description
- Galvanized Steel
- Gauge Options: 13-gauge or 11-gauge heavy-duty wall (lower gauges are thicker)
- Diameter Options:
1-7/8" O.D. Round Tubing (2-3/8" also available)
Included with this Frame:
- (10) 13'4"
uprights (allows 2' to insert into ground, allowing 8" of net sag and 11'4"
of playable height)
- (5) 15' cross-member
(provides 6" buffer on each side of standard 14'W net)
- (10) 2'D Sleeves
(includes Bottom Caps to prevent sinking)
- (10) Cast Iron
Elbow joints with set-screws to secure sections (allen-wrench needed)
- (3) 75' Rolls
of 1/4" Galvanized Steel Cable
- (3) 9"
x 5/8" Galvanized Steel Turn-buckles
- (25) Ground-Spikes
(for anchoring the bottom of net into ground, to help keep shape & maximize
- (25) Frame Collar
Clamps - Anchor Points (available for tube 1-7/8" OD
or 2-3/8" OD, select above)
- (115) Steel
Snap-Hooks (to connect from cable to top of net)
- (12) Cable-Clamps
- Custom sizes
are available [Contact
deluxe hardware kit to connect the net to the frame.
This hardware is
offered separately to keep the price of the frames down, because some people
already have these components or prefer to purchase locally. Our 'Basic
Hardware Kits' include the minimum components needed for connecting your
net to the frame. Our 'Deluxe
Hardware Cable Kits' maximize your playable area by reducing sag from your
tunnel, and creates a "curtain effect", to move your net to one side
of your frame, for mowing, BBQs etc.
Our In-Ground FlexCages�
are designed for fast, easy installation. Their unique design also allows quick
disassembly for off-season storage, if needed. After the sleeves are set
in the ground (using concrete if desired), the frame slips together with no
bolts or pins. No tools needed other than a step-ladder, an allen-wrench for
the elbows, and a shovel for the ground holes. The frame sections can then easily
slide in or out of the sleeves. Recommended area required is 2 feet wider
(1' on each side) and 4 feet longer than your net (2' on each end). Assembly
normally takes 2-3 people about 2 hours, depending on # of frame sections.
many frame sections will I need for my net? (use
our quick key)
To maintain the
best performance from your net with minimal sag, the standard is to use one
frame rib for every 12'-15' of net -- so for a 35' long cage you will need 3
ribs, for a 55' cage, 4 ribs, and a 70' cage will need 5 ribs.
*Overall net size,
thread thickness & material can all greatly impact the most appropriate
number of sections needed to maintain optimal performance. i.e. a 35'L cage
with #21 twine size will require less stability than a 55'L or 70' net using
#36, #42 or #60 thread.
tall & wide are the frame sections?
Each frame section/rib
is 15'W x 13'4"'H, which accommodates the most common net size (14'W x
12'H) -- this allows 2' of each upright to be inserted into the ground for support,
which leaves 11'4" of frame above ground (allowing 8" of sag on the
ground), and also allows for 1'W of extra room on the width (when using a 14'W
net). The adjustable 6" chains connect to steel snap-hooks to allow for
your preferred sag on the ground (to contain balls and create slack, which reduces
tension and extends the net life-span). The chain can also easily be shortened
if necessary. Each rib also includes 2 piping sleeves for inserting into
ground. Custom Design is also available -- please Contact
Us for a quote.
if my net is shorter, taller, or not as wide as these frames?
- If your net
is shorter than 12', you can simply insert the frame legs an extra couple
feet to accommodate.
- If your net
is taller than 12', you can simply allow the extra net to hang on the ground,
which is recommended to reduce tension and reduce ball roll-out.
- If your net
is less than 14' wide, no problem - the net is hung on the inside of the frame
sections, so you will only need to extend the tie-offs from the frame to the
net, to compensate. This also reduces the opportunity for balls ricocheting
off the frame & hitting the batter or pitcher.