The TerrAdaptor™ is the most versatile portable anchor systems available for use in rescue, industrial and wilderness environments. This revolutionary system is the result of the combined years of experience in design, engineering and manufacturing of equipment by Seattle Manufacturing Corporation (SMC), Skedco and Pigeon Mountain Industries (PMI).
The TerrAdaptor system has been tested extensively in both lab and field environments. As a result, the TerrAdaptor Portable Anchor system in the standard symmetric tripod and quadpod configurations are the only systems of their kind to be certified by UL to NFPA1983.
TerrAdaptor™ Tripod System
TerrAdaptor™ Tripod Head
2 Offset Leg Clamps with 3 Load Locking Pins each
Main Attachment Pin
3 Legs Kits complete with Modular Adaptors and Rocker Feet
Center Leg Clamp with 3 Load Locking Pins each
3 Rope Hobble Sections
Cotter Pin Kit
Leg Coupling Pin
2 Lash Ring with 1 Coupling Pin each
TerrAdaptor™ Head/ Accessory Bag
2 TerrAdaptor™ Leg Bag
TerrAdaptor™ User Guide
MBS: 36 kN (8,093 lbf)
Symmetric Tripod (includes NFPA configuration)
Symmetric Tripods are typically used for straight vertical access such as above manholes or access hatches. When straddling a manhole or access hatch, a symmetric tripod’s feet are equal distance from the center of the manhole or hatch. All three legs are equally loaded. This is most often the strongest tripod configuration.
Symmetric Quadpod (includes NFPA configuration)
Symmetric Quadpods fill the same role as symmetric tripods, but with added strength and stability of a fourth leg.
Probably the most popular configuration for an over the edge rescue, the Edge-A Tripod is essentially an A-Frame with the added stability of a third leg. Edge A configurations are popular for their large work areas, high strength and the ability to configure the A leaning either over or away from the edge. The TerrAdaptors rear leg can be left to hinge (unsecured) or can be pinned in place for added stability.
The TerrAdaptor is easily configured as a standard A-Frame or a Sideways A-Frame often used in narrow areas like catwalks. The half plate can be removed to eliminate weight and opportunities for it to be in the way, or it may remain attached.
The Gin Pole or Monopod is the TerrAdaptors lightest high anchor configuration. A properly rigged gin pole/monopod can support several thousand pounds while remaining a lightweight, single leg assembly. The Gin Pole is also ideal for close quarters where there is not enough room for multi-leg configurations.
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