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

      Please read on…

      To use GroundGrabba lites it is best and easiest with a cordless drill.

      Sure, you can try and use a 19mm wrench or socket but GroundGrabbas are made to make life easier and more secure in your staking process.

      Sorry, your cheapy supermarket cordless drill home handyman specials probably won’t cut it.

      We suggest a high torque 18v (or higher) drill minimum of 65Nm. My first cordless drill had 65Nm and at times struggled. My next drill which I still use today has 125Nm of torque and handles the task much better.

      Then, to adapt to the 19mm hex head you will need a socket for your drill.

      Your GroundGrabba Lites are not made for hard grounds!

      Your GroundGrabba Lites are made for soft loose grounds and sand.

      If you find that your drill lags in speed as you screw your GroundGrabba Lites, it could be because the ground is too dense and perhaps you should consider a different GroundGrabba?

      Also please remember that these are designed for sideways type of tension attache to the hook or shaft of the stake.

      These are not designed for vertical loads especially in soft sand.

      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 ¾” (19mm) 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 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 hook of the GroundGrabba Lite reaches almost ground level you can stop.

      11/ In soft sand it is ok to go down below sand level. The lower you go the more grip of your GroundGrabba.

      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.

      See the video here. NEED A NEW VIDEO HERE

      Steps to Extraction

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

      2/ Place the 19mm 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.