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      Although not rocket science, here is some helpful advice on how to drive your GroundGrabba Junior into the ground.

      Please read on…

      To use GroundGrabba screw-in stakes it is best and easiest used with a cordless drill.

      Sure, you can try and use a wrench or ratchet socket but GroundGrabbas are made to make life easier and more secure in your staking process.

      Most 18v cordless drill will work fine except in the hardest of grounds where you may need more torque.

      We suggest a drill with at least 65Nm of torque. 

      Please note: Only use impact type drills with our GroundGrabba steel ground anchors and stakes, never for GroundGrabba Lites.

      Then, to adapt to the 15mm hex head you will need a socket driver for your drill.

      Will GroundGrabbas go through rock?

      NO, they will not! If you hit a rock or underground obstruction just do what you’d do if hammering a stake… move it!

      Hard Grounds

      If you find the ground too hard it is recommended to drill a 8mm pilot hole with a masonry drill bit to its full length of 275mm. Sometimes the ground may be so hard that unless you have a very high torque impact wrench you may not be successful. 

      Steps to deploy

      1/ Make sure that there are no underground dangers such as services not limited to: Electricity, gas, communications, water, sewage/effluent, drainage.

      2/ Place the pointed tip of the GroundGrabba against the ground where you need to deploy it.

      3/ Place the 15mm socket (which is already in the drill ready for use) on top of the GroundGrabba hex head.

      4/ Hold the drill steady with a tight grip in BOTH HANDS, one on the handle the other on top of the drill body so you can push down.

      5/ Make sure your feet are about or 300mm apart and you have a sure footing and that…

      6/ The drill handle is just on the inside of your RIGHT leg (if using a longer GroundGrabba you may only be able to achieve this after the GroundGrabba has wound itself down far enough) which helps prevent wrist injury should the drill handle want to twist counter clockwise.

      7/ Start your drill slowly (Best on a medium safety torque setting until you are competent with being able to increase it) pressing down on the drill.

      8/ Keep the speed slow with downward force until you feel your drill slow down more as the flights bite into the ground and start to draw itself downward.

      9/ As the GroundGrabba draws itself down, if you choose you may now reduce the down force.

      10/ When the hex head of the GroundGrabba reaches almost ground level you can stop.

      NB. If you drill too fast or without enough downward force or both all you may do is bore a hole in the earth and your GroundGrabba will not anchor to the best of its ability.

      Steps to Extraction

      1/ Remove any loose attachments or tie downs from your GroundGrabba before starting the extraction process.

      2/ Place the 15mm socket (which is already in the drill ready for use) on top of the GroundGrabba hex head.

      3/ Hold the drill steady with a tight grip in BOTH HANDS, one on the handle the other on top of the drill body so you can push down.

      4/ Make sure your feet are about 300mm apart and you have a sure footing and that…

      5/ The drill handle is just on the inside of your LEFT leg which helps prevent wrist injury should the drill handle want to twist clockwise.

      6/ Start your drill slowly, or if experienced it’s ok to use high speed (Best on a medium safety torque setting until you are competent with being able to increase it) pressing down on the drill.

      7/ Keep the speed slow (or high speed when experienced) with downward force so as to keep the drill socket connected to the hex head and the GroundGrabba will start rising.