The Ground Anchor
Originally developed for use with motorcycles, the Haywood Ground Anchor is something that anyone who is concerned about having anything stolen off their drive should be thinking about installing. Fitting flush with the ground it can be driven over and there is nothing to trip over. It is designed to make passing a chain through as easy as possible when installed under a car, caravan, boat, trailer or anything else that you don't want to be stolen. The vehicle is secured with an appropriate chain and lock, which the would be thief would have to cut through, or try to pull the Anchor out of the ground and drive of with it dragging behind. There is very little they can do but to leave empty handed!
£70.00 including delivery.
Owing to the need to make storage of motorbikes and scooters as safe as possible, Haywood Engineering has now developed a Ground Anchor to go with the Biketurner. As the Biketurner has a channel 8in wide that is less than 11⁄2in off the ground, using an anchor that sticks up above the ground is not an option, as it will stop the Biketurner turning.
There are other Anchors available, but they tend to be less than 8in wide, and will not work under the channel of the Bikerturner, and if it has to go at the side it would be open to attack.
What is needed is an anchor which, when fitted into the floor, gives access to pass a chain under the Bikerturner and through to the other side with ease. The advantage being that the Bikerturner becomes part of the defence, as any would be thief has to get past the Bikerturner to get at the Anchor. Measuring 14in long and 5in wide when sunk into the floor, there is a hole at each end, 4in x 3in, into which a chain can be fed and recovered at the other side, without moving the bike or Bikerturner. When the chain is through the frame the chain and lock become the weakest point in the system.
When installing the Anchor in an existing concrete, floor it is necessary to decide on it's position before making any holes. When you have decided where the Anchor is to be sited, a hole 9in wide and 16in long should be made at least to a depth of 5 inches. This will allow for embedding the Anchor and getting it flush with the existing floor. Allowing the edge of the hole to recede under the floor a little gives a greater anchoring as the new concrete forms a plug against the overhang. The new concrete should be of a 3-2-1 mix that is 3 gravel, 2 sand and 1 cement. When installing, bed the anchor on a little concrete to bring it flush with the existing floor and then pack under the overhangs pushing the new concrete in to all voids, finally smooth of the surfaces and allow the concrete to set.
installing outside in existing concrete, the installation is the same as
inside. However you may want to make provision for any water that gets in,
to drain away. This can be done by simply making use of the drain hole in
the bottom of the Anchor (remove the plug and cut the pipes supplied to
suit). There is not a lot of water going to run under the concrete and it
will soak away naturally, or if you wish you can extend the pipe so that
it reaches a cultivated part (extra pipe can be obtained at any builders
When installing in a new drive it may be necessary to set the Anchor first and then bring the new surfaces to the Anchor. In this case we strongly recommend that the hole is 2ft wide, 2ft 6in long and 1ft deep.
|Also if there are to be concrete blocks or tarmac then the appropriate gap should be left to allow for them. This may mean that an extra depth anchor is needed to extend into the concrete. This we can supply with the anchor if it is needed. We recommend that there is at least 4in of concrete over the bottom lips and that you add extra anchoring should this not be the case.|
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