STRUT SUPPORT GTS
A new Dimension
The Strut Support GTS opens up whole new worlds in treehouse construction! The ring is simply plugged onto the shaft of our large GTS, so that the GTS Allstar can take up to 5 struts – so you can adapt your support structure to even the most crooked tree and the wildest treehouse!
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All good things come in 5!
With our second, completely revised version of the Strut Support GTS, life in the treehouse becomes easier. The application possibilities are limitless: whether as a single additional strut in combination with a GTS Friend, as a 3D extension of a classic triangle with Diamond Bracket or as an asymmetrically fanned 5-pack on the GTS Allstar.
Secure and stable
For heavy loads
The new 4 cm Ring and the more solid shaft ø 28 mm make the Strut Support GTS a reliable support for heavily loaded struts! The support can easily take 1000 kg (2200 lbs) pressure load, but make sure that the strut and the GTS in the tree are also designed for this.
The solution with the height-adjustable plate has three advantages: 1. you save complicated angle cuts and can easily adjust the length. 2. you space your support beam so that the tree has enough room to bounce around the thin steel strut, while your cutting surface remains dry. 3. you can clamp the strut tightly and adjust it if your platform sinks.
Our team at Baumbaron swears by the advantages of the Strut Support GTS: as a supplement to simple 2D triangles or as a flexible solution to bypass thick branches on the construction site. In combination with our Strut Support Platform, complicated angle cuts are completely eliminated! For heavy loads or soft trees, you can simply reinforce your GTS with a Strut GTS + from below.
What is delivered?
1 × Strut Support GTS
- Brace made of special steel alloy (not weldable!)
- Total length of strut ø 28 mm: 450 mm (17,7 in)
- ø plate: 90 mm (3,54 in)
- Length of thread M24: 250 mm (9,84 in)
- Height adjustable with nut M24 (SW 36)
- 5 holes ø 7,5 mm, for fixing the wooden strut
- Ring for shaft large GTS: øi 40 mm, l = 40 mm
- Weight: 2430 g
- Article-No.: TTS3002
- HS code (customs): 73089098
- Cut the wooden strut to the desired length: 90° at the bottom; angle at the top to fit the platform (or alternatively Strut Support Platform at the top).
- Pre-drill the bottom centre of the end grain with the Auger-Bit ø 24 mm (250 mm deep = 10 in) and sink the strut with the plate completely into it.
- Fit everything together and connect it firmly to the platform.
- Turn the plate upwards … as soon as the strut is firmly clamped, screw the plate in place with ø 6 × 100 mm stainless steel wood screws.
- The strut / GTS may sag a little during the first load – it is best to screw the plate and strut together only after the platform is finally loaded.
- The strut may only be loaded under pressure.
- The upper connection between strut and platform must be bombproof (angle plates!).
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I screw additional beams to the main strut?
From a static point of view, pure compression struts must not be subjected to additional lateral loads, as they could otherwise buckle or the connections could buckle laterally. If branching beams should nevertheless be attached to the main strut, it is best to arrange them symmetrically so that their effect balances each other out.
How thick must the wooden beam be?
Since it is purely an axial compression load, the cross-section of the squared timber can be square or round. The plate measures ø 90 mm, so your beam should be at least 9 cm thick (3,6 in). The higher the load and the longer the strut, the thicker the beam must be. For a maximum length of 3 m (120 in), the beam should be a maximum of 12 cm thick (4,7 in).
Can I build thin steel struts instead of wood?
Of course it is possible – the solution is easy to implement and visually very appealing. The plate of the M24 nut is removed. Slide a steel tube with an inner diameter øi 25-28 mm (0,98 – 0,31 in) over the fine thread M24 and clamp the steel tube firmly between the boom and the platform with the nut. It is best to use the Strut Support Platform as a counterpart.
A PDF on the use of steel tube struts can be found here.
Can I use the brace on moving platforms in multiple trees?
The rigid strut must not be moved excessively, otherwise either the connection to the platform or the GTS in the tree may loosen. Therefore, it is better not to use the struts on the tree where the Dynamic Supports are located or where a lot of movement is expected. If you have no other choice, it is best to use the Strut Support Platform as a connection to the platform, so that your strut remains flexible and has maximum freedom of movement.