Pioneering Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) for over 37 Years


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Platipus have developed a range of anchor systems and installation equipment that can be rapidly installed and are ideal for upgrading or refurbishing distribution networks. Click here to find out more.

Our PDEA® systems out perform conventional methods of stay anchoring and utilise low cost, lightweight, portable installation equipment, most of which is readily available worldwide. Key benefits include:

  • No excavation, saving time, labor and money.
  • No danger of working in deep unshuttered holes.
  • The anchor drives directly into undisturbed soil.
  • The use of lightweight portable tools means multiple anchor installations can be achieved quickly by a crew of two.
  • Every anchor can be proof tested to confirm the actual load.

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Key Benefits Of The Platipus® Earth Anchoring System


Key Benefits

  • Simple and effective concept
  • Lightweight corrosion resistant products
  • Fast and easy installation
  • Immediate quantifiable loads
  • Ideal for temporary & permanent applications
  • Cost effective alternative to traditional anchoring techniques


Environmental benefits

  • No grout
    –  No curing time
    –  No mess
    –  No contamination
  • Low environmental impact


Additional Services

  • Technical presentations
  • Site surveys and 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