Where to find U-bolts for T-posts for grapevine trellis?

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Chingchongly

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to set up a VSP trellis in my backyard. I would like to use T-posts instead of wood. To install crossarms on the T-posts (crossarms needed for catch wires), I would need these specialized U-bolts:


The problem is that this website is quoting me a shipping cost of $51 for 6 u-bolts. The bolts themselves cost a couple of dollars. That is ludicrous. Does anyone know where I can actually find it without the gimmicks?

This is what I'm trying to do:

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salcoco

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check with Tractor supply company
 

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check with Tractor supply company
They don't sell this. Seems like only one or two companies sell it, that's it. One of them sells it in bulk (jscagsupply). The other has gimmicky/laughable shipping charges (orchardvalleysupply).

The concept is amazing. You would think something like this would be more common, but I guess most vineyards stick to lumber for their posts, for some reason.

Thanks for trying to help.
 

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In the scheme of things a common round u bolt should hold tight, they can be tightened more on one side to snug them lots.
If looking for that shape I would take the standard square bend u bolt from HomeDepot and persuade them in the vice to conform with a tighter angle.
For six pieces it wouldn’t be hard to create a clamp with slotted U channel, heavy fender washers and bolts, (angle grinder is wonderful for cutting bar stock)
 

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to set up a VSP trellis in my backyard. I would like to use T-posts instead of wood. To install crossarms on the T-posts (crossarms needed for catch wires), I would need these specialized U-bolts:


The problem is that this website is quoting me a shipping cost of $51 for 6 u-bolts. The bolts themselves cost a couple of dollars. That is ludicrous. Does anyone know where I can actually find it without the gimmicks?

This is what I'm trying to do:

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to set up a VSP trellis in my backyard. I would like to use T-posts instead of wood. To install crossarms on the T-posts (crossarms needed for catch wires), I would need these specialized U-bolts:


The problem is that this website is quoting me a shipping cost of $51 for 6 u-bolts. The bolts themselves cost a couple of dollars. That is ludicrous. Does anyone know where I can actually find it without the gimmicks?

This is what I'm trying to do:

View attachment 72754
I have a bunch of the #125 bolts that I can't use. Where are you located? Should not cost that much to ship.
 

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