Civil Engineering and Construction – Mechanical Anchoring

The modern percussion driven mechanical anchor is a versatile device, with a unique ability to be quickly deployed in most abject ground conditions.


Offering a featherweight corrosion-resistant anchor that can be driven from ground level using the usual portable equipment, it creates nominal disturbance of the earth during installation. It can also be set to an exact holding capacity and is able to be deployed immediately, with minimal environmental effects.

Features and Benefits of Platipus System:

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


  • Retaining Walls
  • Bridges 
  • Erosion Control 
  • Rock Retention 
  • Drainage 
  • Portable Buildings/Structures 
  • Marine Applications 
  • Temporary Works
  • Foundations
  • Slope Stablisation 
  • Sheet Piling
  • Gabion Support
  • Buoyancy Control/Pipelines
  • Guyed Structures
  • Landfill Capping
  • General Security 
  • Tunnel Linings
  • Scaffolding 

Related Products

Buoyancy Control

The percussion driven earth anchor (PDEA) is a unique, modern and versatile device that can be quickly installed in most displaceable ground conditions.

Anchored Reinforced Grid Solutions (ARGS)

Platipus® Anchors has over 30 years of experience and has proven that the combination of Percussive Driven Earth Anchors (PDEAs) and a facing material strong enough to support the load generated by the PDEA will stabilize these applications.

Marine, Shoreline and Underwater Applications

Used in the marine, shoreline or underwater applications - Platipus anchors have low environmental impact - no concrete blocks / reef damage

Utility Systems

Platipus Utility Systems have been designed to provide a fast, efficient anchoring solution specifically for the Electricity and Telecommunication distribution networks.