Platipus percussion driven mechanical anchors are a unique, modern and versatile device that can be rapidly deployed in most displaceable ground conditions.
Crosana Pty Ltd
The consultant designed a 2m high anchor tie-back shotcrete (Natracliff style finish) retaining wall. Two levels of Platipus B4 Anchor Systems were installed at 2m centres along the 12m length of wall. The passive ‘Design’ Loads of the anchor systems were 20kN (2t).
Twenty Platipus B4 Anchor Systems were installed to depths of 3m by mechanical means and utilising a hand-held jack hammer. Each Anchor System was tensioned, load locked and tested to a ‘30kN’ Proof Load. The vertical wall face was finished with a Natracliff style shotcrete.
The Platipus anchoring systems were chosen and deployed for the following main features & benefits: