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The lever arm (a) in general is the distance from the point of application of the mass (m) to the pivot point / anchor point of the component. The load (F) increases linearly with the distance to the point of application of the load: F = m × a

Here is a simple example:

Extend your arm sideways and your partner presses with the same force from above, once at your elbow and once at your hand. The further out the force is applied (greater lever arm), the greater the load (torque) on your shoulder.

Transferred to the connection Tree – GTS Screw:

The lever arm is the distance from the tree trunk (bark) to the load application point (support & beam). The further the beam slides outwards on the shaft of the GTS, the greater the lever arm, the greater the torque and thus the load on the tree-screw connection.

If, for example, the Tree-GTS connection can withstand a load of 4 tonnes with a 10 cm lever arm, it would only be 2 tonnes with a 20 cm lever arm!

Load capacity of a tree house screw depending on the lever arm

The pivot point of the GTS Tree Screws is in the inner third of the coarse thread.

Hi treehouse friends!

We will be happy to help you! Please check our FAQ section first – there, we have already answered the most common questions for you.

In order to be able to advise you optimally, we need:

  • Sketches (drawn by hand is OK)
  • Position and height of the platform
  • Position and size of the treehouse
  • Photos of the trees
  • Tree diameter ø at the height of the platform
  • Tree species
  • Distance between trees (if more than one)
  • Use of the treehouse (many people, public, …)
  • Particularly stormy or snowy region?


“Since I often hang in trees or work with loud machines, it's best to contact me via email. The more concrete your idea and the more detailed the description, the better I can help you – thank you!”

Vitus Wahlländer - Owner of TheTreehouse.Shop

+49 17623339648

Dürnbachstraße 16a, 83727 Schliersee, Germany

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Gerne helfen wir Dir weiter. Bitte check vorher unseren FAQ-Bereich, dort haben wir die gängigsten Fragen bereits beantwortet.

Um Dich optimal beraten zu können, benötigen wir:

  • Skizzen (gerne von Hand gekritzelt)
  • Lage und Höhe der Plattform
  • Position und Größe des Baumhauses
  • Fotos von den Bäumen
  • Baumdurchmesser ø auf Höhe der Plattform
  • Baumart
  • Abstand der Bäume (falls mehrere)
  • Nutzen vom Baumhaus (viele Personen, öffentlich, …)
  • Besonders Sturm oder Schneereiche Region?


„Da ich oft in den Bäumen hänge oder mit lauten Maschinen arbeite, kontaktiere mich am besten via E-Mail. Je konkreter Deine Idee und je detaillierter die Beschreibung, desto besser kann ich Dir weiterhelfen – Danke!“


Vitus Wahlländer – Chef 

+49 17623339648

Dürnbachstraße 16a, 83727 Schliersee, Deutschland

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