More Information on Our Fixed Rotaries
The Fixed Head Rotary Clothes Line is the classic rotary hoist which was invented in Australia over 50 years ago, with all models based on the original galvanised "Hills Hoist" rotary which is still available today.
With the rise of reduced land sizes due to high land prices, the fixed head rotary range is not as popular as it once was, due to the fact these rotary clothes lines need a lot of room. Austral clothes lines and Hills Industries still make a quality range of fixed head hoists that come fully backed with a 10 year guarantee.
Above you'll find links to the range of Fixed Head Rotaries currently available in Australia. Our fixed head rotarys would suit any families of around 3-6 people and have the ability to hold large amounts of laundry and washing.
Installation is easy, although if you don't consider yourself very handy, you can request installation when you order for a flat rate of $135. If you've any questions or queries, please call us on 1300 798 772 or visit our contact page.
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Why A Fixed Rotary Is Your Best Option
The fixed rotary clothesline. The most common backyard sight growing up in Australia at any point in the last fifty years and still just as impressive a design now as it was back then. The size of the sections of land may be shrinking, but the tweaking of the fixed rotary design, the additions of extras and options still hold this line in fairly high demand for those who still have the space to spare.
You’ve decided to treat yourself (by necessity or otherwise!) to a new clothesline. And this decision has led you here, to the heart of fixed rotary clotheslines. So what is it about the fixed style of unit that draws you so?
- The knowledge that the washing needs of your family can be easily met owing to the sheer volume of laundry that you can fit at any one time on the line?
- The fantastic design of the hoist-style line that enables clothes to dry efficiently?
- That you can picture the whole family’s linen hanging simultaneously, with no folds in sheets or squashed up items in sight? Then the air-dried smell of fresh crisp sheets on a warm summer’s night?
- The durability and reputation for quality that accompanies major fixed rotary sellers such as Hills and Austral?
- The knowledge that this quality line, above all lines, has an impressive life-span which negates the need to even think about considering another for many many years? (You’ve seen them, haven’t you, maybe in your grandparents’ backyard – the original steel Hills hoist still going strong literally years and years later)
- The combination of proven functionality meeting childhood nostalgia. The party games, the swinging around pretending to be Mary Poppins when the parents weren’t looking, the secret winding of the clothesline up out of reach of your vertically challenged family just because you were bored…
Or perhaps it’s a combination. Irrespective of the reason, welcome!
You’ll be delighted to know that the fixed rotary clothesline is better than ever, with the same fantastic design coupled with tweaks of materials and features to ensure that what you’re getting really is the best.
Were you aware there are now covers for rotary lines available? Seriously. Clothesline covers with clever vents to encourage air-flow and drying without compromising your clothes or exposing them to the harsh Australian sun (or soggy insipid rain). There is the added bonus of no nasty ‘gifts’ from the birds with these covers – just how annoying is it to go to all the effort of washing and drying only to discover they have been soiled worse than they started during the process?
The covers are also aesthetically pleasing and multi-purpose in ways beyond the washing: you can use it as a sunshade on those hot summer days – whether you want to have a picnic with the kids under it, or simply have some ‘you’ time outside and not have to worry about roasting like the proverbial Sunday lunch – a practical addition to any Aussie backyard. Now where were these when we were kids?!
Affixing the fixed
Waxing lyrical aside, here are some practicalities when it comes to seeking out the most appropriate fixed rotary clothesline for your needs and space: Size: Actual size and line lengths do vary – line spaces from 40 metres all the way up to 64.5 metres for those who need the absolute mac daddy of lines. What you’ll need to consider here is the space that the line will physically take up known as ‘head space’. This can range from 4 metres to 6 metres and isn’t negotiable once in place. It will not fold down, or be able to be temporarily shifted away. Your family size and backyard space will likely dictate this decision. But don’t forget to think outside the box on the actual placement – sometimes the best space for the line isn’t just about the full sun option. Where will give you the most air movement for your laundry? Additional area: As well as factoring in the head space you will need to account for an additional area around the rotary. An overall extra metre of clearance is typically recommended to ensure your rotary has adequate space to function effectively and safely. Material: for the most part when it comes to fixed lines you’ll be looking at galvanized steel and aluminum providing a solid and sturdy form usually including the line material – great for reducing the chances of sagging as the metal can cope with the weight of the wet washing. This does mean that you’ll be limited in the options for the look of the washing line – at the time of writing there is one option for colour made by Austral and it’s a one size only green option. Additional extras: such as the covers to assist with the weather and give the line an additional purpose are available as previously mentioned. Some lines also come with a braking option to give you a chance to hang clothes on those crazy windy days without playing roulette with the clothes and pegs. Reviews available on the fixed rotary line offer a reassuringly common theme: variations of ‘we are replacing our line after nearly thirty years’ and every more reassuringly ‘after fifty years’ if that doesn’t speak of quality design and satisfaction… At the end of the day if all the features of fixed tick your boxes but you just can’t have it as a permanent fixture, head over and check out the hugely popular range of folding rotary lines on offer – all the advantages of design and quality, with an added versatility that just might be your answer.