What is Platipus anchors?

The Platipus® Percussion Driven Earth Anchor (PDEA®) is a unique, modern and versatile device that can be rapidly deployed in most displaceable ground conditions. It offers a lightweight corrosion resistant anchor that can be driven from ground level using conventional portable equipment.

How do you get rid of earth anchors?

Registered. Place end of pick into in-line or end swivel, position 2×4 for a fulcrum to generate upward force and lean Pick back. If anchor doesn’t give, use Pick to loosen ground then pull anchor.

How do ground anchors work?

A ground anchor generally consists of a steel tendon (bar or strands) that is grouted into a pre-drilled hole in rock or soil. After the grout cures, the tendon is pulled into tension against a plate or block and is locked in place to resist movement of a retaining structure.

What are anchors used for in construction?

An anchor is a steel element either cast into concrete or post-installed into a hardened concrete member and used to transmit loads to the concrete. Cast-in anchors include headed bolds, hooked bolts (J- or L-bolt), and headed studs.

Where is platypus venom?

Male platypuses have a spur on the inner side of each ankle that is connected to a venom gland located over the thighs.

Is the platypus extinct?

Not extinctPlatypus / Extinction status

How much can earth anchors hold?

Weight (lbs) 800 pounds product failure load. Pull-Out load will be lower and depend on soil type. Hot dipped galvanized for additional corrosion resistance over painted models.

What are the applications of ground anchors?


  • Retaining walls, as part of erosion control systems.
  • Structural support of temporary buildings and structures, such as circus tents and outdoor stages.
  • Tethering marine structures, such as floating docks and pipelines.
  • Supporting guyed masts, such as radio transmission towers.