The simple solution for strut connections on the platform – Strut Support Platform.
The Strut Support Platform makes installing struts easier than ever. Roughly cut your wooden strut, both ends 90°, and simply clamp it between the platform and the tree.
Are wooden struts too bulky for you? Elegant steel tube struts are also possible with this – roughly cut your steel tube to length, slide it over the “Strut Supports” and wedge them in firmly with the help of the nuts!
Please follow our installation instructions exactly – this is the only way to ensure a permanently secure attachment!
What do you need?
Pre-drill wooden brace: 24 mm Auger Bit
Pipe spanner or open-ended spanner for height adjustment plate M24 (SW 36)
The wooden strut should have a cross-section of at least 9×9 cm. Select the desired location on the tree and platform. Mark the drill hole and install the GTS. The plate should be turned almost all the way down (towards the centre of the strut). Now put your wooden strut on the plate. Assemble everything and clamp your plate and strut firmly. Finally, screw the plate and strut together with five ø 6 x 100 wood screws.
Alternatively, the “Strut Support Platform” allows you to use steel tube struts! The inner diameter of the tube should be between ø 25 -26 – so you can slide the tube over the strut. The wall thickness should be > 8 mm, depending on the length and load.
The strut / GTS may sag a little during the first load – it is best to screw the plate and strut together after the final load has been applied to the platform.
The strut may only be loaded under lengthwise pressure.