Pioneering Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) for over 40 Years


ARGS® – Anchored Reinforced Grid Solutions

Stabilizing slopes offers many significant challenges. Platipus combine Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) with a suitable surface or facing material to make an Anchored Reinforced Grid Solution (ARGS®).

The ARGS® system is ideal for stabilizing slopes where over steepening, excess water, poor drainage or lack of deep rooted vegetation have caused erosion or instability.

Benefits of the ARGS® System:

  • Simple and cost effective
  • Fast and easy installation
  • Immediately quantifiable ground anchor loads
  • Low environmental impact
  • Encourages re-vegetation
  • Can be used with most surface or facing materials
  • Incorporating Plati-Drain® can reduce pore water pressure

Core Applications

The Platipus ARGS® system can be used in many situations. Below are some illustrations of the most common circumstances, click on them to see how they work.

Erosion Control

Erosion Control

Shallow Slide

Shallow Slides

Deep Seated Failure

Deep Seated Failures

Cut Face Slope

Cut Face Slopes

Key Benefits Of The Platipus® Earth Anchoring System

Workers driving a Platipus anchor for an ARGS solution

Key Benefits

  • Simple and effective concept
  • Lightweight corrosion resistant ground anchor to suit a range of design life requirements
  • Fast and easy installation
  • Immediate quantifiable ground anchor loads
  • Holding capacity up to 45,000lbs (200kN)
  • Ideal for temporary and permanent situations
  • Cost effective alternative to traditional anchoring techniques
Platipus ARGS Solution being installed for environmental conservation

Environmental Benefits

  • No grout
    –  No curing time
    –  No mess
    –  No contamination
  • Low environmental impact
  • Can be suitable for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC’s)
Platipus anchor installation demonstration for an ARGS applicaation

Additional Services

  • Technical presentations
  • Site surveys and ground anchor testing
  • On-site training and demonstration
  • Supply and installation service through a network of Approved Installers
  • Large choice of hire equipment to install and proof test the system