STRUT SUPPORT SAFETY
With the Strut Support Safety Set you can quickly attach an additional support under your platform. You have maximum freedom in choosing the mounting location, the tree surface and the orientation of the strut.
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The Strut Support Safety Set is designed for normal to medium-heavy supports. It is therefore suitable for the construction of new stairs and smaller platforms as well as for the subsequent support of unstable platform parts. The load capacity of a classic 45° brace is approx. 1000 kg (2200 lbs) in hardwood and approx. 500 kg (1100 lbs) in softwood. A square timber should be 9 to 12 cm thick and not longer than 3 m (120 in).
For single Struts
The small GTS Safety, which is the anchor for this Strut, is quickly mounted and is gentle on the tree. The surface and inclination of the tree are irrelevant, and the angle of the strut can also be freely selected – so you are absolutely flexible and can attach your Strut as you wish.
The solution with the height-adjustable plate has three advantages: 1. you save complicated angle cuts and the processing of the cutting surface on the tree. 2. you space your support beam so that the tree has enough room to grow around the thin steel strut and your cutting surface from the wooden beam remains dry. 3. you can clamp the strut tightly and adjust it if your platform sinks.
The Strut Support Safety is a small but very useful component for all types of platforms, as it can be installed independently and easily. Its strength lies primarily in the targeted subsequent support of overloaded and unstable platform areas.
What is delivered?
1 × Strut Support Safety
- GTS Safety (incl. stainless steel nut M30)
- Strut ø 24 mm + Plate M24
- Strut made of special steel alloy (not weldable!)
- Height-adjustable plate for clamping and readjusting the Strut
- Total length of strut: 450 mm (17,7 in); ø 24 mm (0,94 in)
- Length of thread M24: 250 mm (9,84 in)
- Plate: ø 90 mm (3,54 in)
- Height adjustable with nut M24 (SW 36)
- 5 holes ø 7.5 mm, for fixing the wooden strut
- Ring for shaft GTS Safety ø 30 mm (1,18 in)
- Total weight: 2960 g (incl. GTS Safety)
- Article-No.: TTS3003
- HS code (customs): 73089098
Pre-drill both the axial hole in the wooden strut and the hole in the tree for the GTS Safety with the same Auger-Bit ø 24 mm.
- 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 a 250 mm (10 in) deep hole in the bottom centre of the end grain and sink the strut with the plate completely into it.
- Place the wooden strut with connection in the desired position and drill the hole for the GTS Safety vertically into the trunk.
- Tinker everything together and connect it firmly to the platform.
- Turn the plate upwards … As soon as the strut is firmly clamped, fix the plate with ø 6 × 100 mm stainless steel wood screws.
- The Strut / GTS Safety can possibly 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 pressure.
- The upper connection between Strut and platform must be bombproof (angle plates!).
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Frequently Asked Questions
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 use the Strut Support 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.
Can I screw additional beams onto 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.
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.