Pioneering Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) for 40 Years


Anchored Reinforced Grid Solutions – ARGS®

Stabilising slopes offers many significant challenges. Platipus combine Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) with a suitable surface or facing material to make an Anchored Reinforced Grid Solution (ARGS®).

The ARGS® system is ideal for stabilising slopes where over steepening, excess water, poor drainage or lack of deep rooted vegetation have caused erosion or instability.

Benefits of the ARGS® System:

  • Simple and cost effective
  • Fast and easy installation
  • Immediately quantifiable ground anchor loads
  • Low environmental impact
  • Encourages re-vegetation
  • Can be used with most surface or facing materials
  • Incorporating Plati-Drain® can reduce pore water pressure

How a Percussion Driven Earth Anchor Works:

Core Applications

The Platipus ARGS® system can be used in many situations. Below are some illustrations of the most common circumstances, click on them to see how they work.

Erosion Control

Erosion Control

Shallow Slide

Shallow Slides

Deep Seated Failure

Deep Seated Failures

Cut Face Slope

Cut Face Slopes

Key Benefits of The Platipus® Ground Anchoring System

Platipus Anchors Platipus Anchors - Erosion Control with Anchored Reinforced Grid Solutions - Erosion Control

Key Benefits

  • Simple and effective concept
  • Lightweight corrosion resistant ground anchor to suit a range of design life requirements
  • Fast and easy installation
  • Immediate quantifiable ground anchor loads
  • Holding capacity up to 200kN
  • Ideal for temporary and permanent situations
  • Cost effective alternative to traditional anchoring techniques
Platipus Anchors Temporary Anchoring Systems

Environmental Benefits

  • No grout
    –  No curing time
    –  No mess
    –  No contamination
  • Low environmental impact
  • Can be suitable for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC’s)
Example of Permanent Ground Anchoring by Platipus Anchors

Additional Services

  • Design assistance including full indemnification
  • Technical presentations
  • Site surveys and ground anchor testing
  • On-site training and demonstration
  • Supply and installation service through a network of Approved Installers
  • Large choice of hire equipment to install and proof test the system