Products

Ag Beam

Industrial Tube has been supplying Agbeam into the Kiwifruit Industry since 1994. Our product is 
widely regarded as the reliable alternative to wooden trellis used to support Kiwifruit canopy.

Those in the industry that demand a quality product made to consistent specifications, coupled with 
a genuine focus on customer service, have enjoyed the benefit of working with Industrial Tube. They 
value working directly with a manufacturer who remains customer focused and willing to assist with 
new initiatives and industry developments.

Industrial Tube Agbeam is widely regarded as the cost-effective alternative to wooden and wire 
structures. 

Agbeam is for those who demand quality product, quality service and long-term benefit that offers:

  • Lightweight hollow section Galvanised beam, purpose made to support Kiwifruit and other
    load bearing horticultural crops.
  • Consistent specifications on product quality; no knots, warping or brittleness. A clean
    smooth surface preventing insect or fungus accumulation. Much stronger and lighter than 
    wood.
  • Simple joining methods using slip on galvanised sleeve.
  • Significant (60%) savings on time and labour over conventional timber pergola.

Industrial Tube Agbeam is manufactured using either a 1.15mm or 1.55mm Pre Galvanised 
base material sourced from New Zealand Steel. It is then shaped into a hollow section with 
outside dimensions of 63mm x 37.6mm. The finished product has Tensile Yield strength of 
350MPA minimum, and a total Zinc Coat weight of 450 grams per square metre shared over 
both external and internal surfaces.

ITM Joiner is also made in two wall thicknesses 1.55mm (Standard) and 1.85mm (Heavy) 
with the same performance specifications as Agbeam. Both sizes are designed to simply 
slide over the Agbeam as a connecting sleeve.

Available Lengths

Industrial Tube Agbeam is normally milled in 5 to 10 metre lengths within a - 0 / +50mm 
tolerance. These are packed in bundles of 50 lengths. Shorter lengths and smaller quantities 
are available on request but may incur additional surcharges. 

ITM Joiners are Precision-cut to 400mm lengths and delivered in palletised bundles. Other 
lengths can be manufactured to meet specific requirements, especially where longer Joiners 
can provide additional load capacity.

Production Timetable

Industrial Tube Agbeam is milled monthly February to September with additional mill runs 
outside of this period scheduled as required. The Mill Run generally takes place from the 3rd 
week of the month with delivery following soon after. Our intention being to complete Mill 
Run deliveries before the end of the month.

Between Mill Runs we also hold a stock of Heavy and Standard Agbeam in the main lengths 
required should the customer require delivery at short notice. Freight for these deliveries 
will be charged on a freight recovery basis less our freight rebate.

Wherever possible deliveries will be made direct to site, however access limitations and off-
loading requirements may incur additional costs by arrangement.
A link to the current timetable is available here

Costings

ITM Agbeam and Joiner is sold on a per metre basis either to the end user direct, their selected contractor, or their horticulture or steel merchant.

Costs include a freight rebate that provides free Hiab delivery into the Western Bay of Plenty and South Auckland areas. This is based on full truckloads leaving our store. For other areas and smaller loads that require an alternative transport provider, freight will be charged on a recovery basis less our freight rebate. 

Under specified conditions we offer Prompt Payment Discount and a Pack Rate Discount. Please enquire directly or with your chosen supplier for details.

Quotes for your Agbeam requirements including delivery can easily be arranged. Please contact the Agbeam Account Manager for assistance.