The “GTS Side” is a practical screw for attaching side triangles to the tree. It is versatile, easy to mount and can also be used in inclined trees. Applications include small platforms, landings and stairs.
You can either fix your strut with the “Strut Support Safety” (height adjustable / editors’ recommendation). Or you can screw your strut directly to the tree, in which case use permanently resistant wood for outdoor use (oak, Robinia, heavy larch, …) and secure the strut with 4 long ø 8 wood screws.
Please follow our installation instructions exactly – this is the only way to ensure a permanently secure attachment!
Screwing in: Handle of 1″ ratchet; sturdy steel tube < 30 mm; large pipe wrench.
Fixing to the wooden beam:
Either laterally, or centrally (recommended). The slot must be 6 – 7 mm wide (common width of chainsaw chain). The wooden beam must be secured with 4 x carriage bolts, ø 12 mm. The wooden beam should reach to the end of the sheet, you can drill out the hole with the 36 mm drill and work it sideways with a chisel for the welding seam.
Do not use the GTS Side without an additional brace construction (triangle / bracket).
Avoid large leverage forces and lateral rotation. Secure your construction against tilting with opposite screws / brackets!