What is an Earth Anchor?
A Hulk Earth Anchor is a geotechnical anchor designed for holding tensile loads. Hulk Earth Anchors can also be referred to as ground anchors, mechanical anchors, or more specifically, percussion anchors, driven anchors, or tipping plate anchors.
Hulk Earth Anchors are a revolutionary anchoring technology providing time and labour saving installations of anchored solutions. Working like toggle bolts in soil, Hulk Earth Anchors are driven to their required depth after which an upward pull on the anchor tendon rotates the anchor head in the ground into a perpendicular anchor locked position. When using a Hulk Proof Tester for anchor locking the earth anchor is simultaneously tested to the desired holding capacity allowing for an anchor installation of known holding capacity which is ready for immediate use.
The HULK Earth Anchor Concept
Drive the Hulk Earth Anchor:
Using readily available conventional tools and equipment, drive the HULK Earth Anchor into the ground with a reusable Hulk Smasher Rod.
Remove the Smasher Rod:
Once the HULK Earth Anchor is driven to the required depth remove the HULK Smasher Rod.
Anchor Lock the HULK Earth Anchor while simultaneously proof testing to the required capacity.
No Digging or Excavation!
Hulk Earth Anchors are driven into the ground, not augered or torqued. No digging or excavation is required for installation and no concrete or grout is required to set the anchor into position. As a result there is no disturbance or displacement to the surrounding soil providing a safe and environmentally friendly anchoring solution.
Hulk Earth Anchor Advantages
- Instant Point of Anchoring.
- Fast, easy and relaible installation.
- No digging or excavation required.
- Superior holding capacity.
- No Soil Disturbance.
- Proof Tested During Installation.
Animated Installation Sequence:
The video on the left shows an animated representation of the Hulk Earth Anchor installation sequence.