Duckbill Scaffold Anchors & Catenary Wires

The Duckbill system is a simple, reliable and cost-effective ground anchoring solution. The concept involves a specially designed anchor, linked to high yield tie bars or tendons to suit a variety of conditions, being driven into the ground where it is locked in position. The tensile load is applied and the top end terminated.

With their ease of use and speed of installation, Duckbills provide a time and cost saving alternative to more traditional means of anchoring, particularly where tight programme schedules are involved.

Duckbills provide immediate loading capacities from 1 - 300kN in most displaceable ground conditions, and have extensive applications. Used with our Combi-Tec system, anchors can be installed to provide a totally concealed top termination. A wide range of other mechanical and grouted anchor systems, with loading capacities up to 2,000kN can also be supplied.



Applications

Duckbill ground anchors have wide ranging applications; for the stabilisation of masonry structures, such as retaining walls, bridge abutments and lock walls; for erosion control on coastal defences, embankments, cuttings and cliff stabilisation; underwater for securing pipelines, seabed matting and floating docks; for temporary or permanent works securing sheet piling and trench sheeting.


Reliable

Providing immediate, simple and very effective stabilisation, Duckbill mechanical ground anchors have wide ranging applications for both temporary and permanent works and have proved themselves to be reliable under virtually all displaceable ground conditions.

Cost-Effective

With rapid installation, they are both efficient and cost-effective and have been successfully employed around the world for stabilising structures and slopes, securing temporary works, erosion control and underwater projects.

Versatile

Duckbill anchors can be supplied in anodised aluminium, galvanised cast iron and complete stainless steel assemblies. They are available in a range of sizes and offer a choice of termination plates, including a fully concealed top termination with the Combi-Tec system, making them ideal for historic and listed structures.




Typical Uses

  • Sheet piles & trench sheeting
  • Road & Rail embankments & cuttings
  • Retaining walls
  • Bridge abutments
  • Lock & canal walls
  • Tunnel linings
  • Gabion baskets
  • Revetment matting
  • Coastal defences
  • Cliff stabilisation
  • Overhead gantries
  • Geotextiles & bio rolls
  • Scaffolding
  • Guyed structures & masts
  • Temporary re-locatable structures
  • Pipelines & bouys
  • Seabed matting
  • Floating docks
  • Tree kits
  • Ski mats
  • Security chains & locks
  • Covered tennis courts