auger anchor

Submitted: Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 00:33
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Hi Guys,
Has anyone bought an 'auger anchor' - that can be screwed into sand & soft dirt etc to which I can attach a winch for a self-rescue?
On-line I've seen a Lan-cor one made in New Zealand which looks very sturdy for NZ$495 + freight.

Does anyone make them in Oz?

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Reply By: racinrob - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 07:33

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 07:33
If conditions are right Mark, no shale or rock those things are OK but I think just another expensive item to carry "in case of".
What is wrong with burying your spare wheel and winching against that ?

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Follow Up By: Member - Markthemilko - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 21:55

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 21:55
yep, I think you right. I've heard of that being done, and that is something I could easily do!
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 07:36

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 07:36
Hi Mark

if you're looking at ground anchors, check this one out as well;

http://www.anchorright.com.au/products/ground-anchor-prt

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Follow Up By: toffytrailertrash - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 08:49

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 08:49
Another vote for Anchor right. There is a USA version their Army uses for fully loaded Hummers....


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Follow Up By: racinrob - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 09:41

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 09:41
The Australian army use an earth anchor which is a steel plate (cast iron) with eight or so holes and a D shackle. You drive steel spikes thru the holes, hook up and winch against that. Simple to make and use and effective.
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Follow Up By: Member - Markthemilko - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 22:05

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 22:05
thanks Phil.
yeah, I checked out Wright Anchors - theirs is a plough type dragged into the dirt/sand etc. A 4WD shop in Midland WA advised me that some beach sands in WA are too loose to hold that style of anchor!

As I replied to racinrob I think I'll dig in a spare wheel!

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Reply By: Ken - Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 16:06

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 16:06
Mark, from what I've seen of corkscrew anchers if the ground is solid enough for them to hold they are damn near impossible to screw in !
If you want a cheaper, lighter and more compact ground anchor try 3 shortened star pickets and a short bit of chain. Might need a high lift to get them out in really hard ground.

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