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Low head, high safety ground anchors to fix down horse shelters

We have 2 ranges for fixing shelters. The standard Erdanker anchors are the lowest cost and are ideal if the shelter is not going to be moved very often. The Low Profile Safety anchors can be used in all situations, mobile or fixed and are specifically designed for use near cattle and horses.

Ground anchors for mobile field shelters

Mobile field shelters can be moved around, which is useful if the ground is soft and muddy as it helps the grass to grow. Also in most countries, no permission is needed unless concrete is used. The Groundbolt low profile, safety anchors are designed specifically for use near cattle, horses etc. and are widely used in many countries for both fixed and mobile shelters and stables.

Securing shelters with Low Profile safety anchors.

Firstly the T505 bracket is fixed to the shelter using bolts or large screws, then when the shelter is in position, the anchors are hammered through the slot in the brackets, the anchor will rotate when hammered, cutting a thread in the ground. The slot in the bracket prevents any unwanted rotation. If the shelter needs repositioning, the anchors are simply unwound, the shelter moved to the new location, then the anchors are again hammered through the slot in the brackets. They can be re-used many, many times.

Shelter with Erdanker Low Profile Safety anchors front and back

Erdanker anchors on a field shelter

Low Profile anchor and T505 bracket.

Low Profile anchor with T505 bracket, on a horse shelter

Optional rubber cover for low profile anchors

An optional rubber cover is available. The cover is only for use with the low profile anchors and the T505 bracket. It can be fitted or removed easily

Shelter with anchors and rubber covers

Ground anchors for static field shelters

Static field shelters or horse shelters are often used without a concrete base, thus they can be delivered to site, dropped in place and used straight away, however, gravity alone is not normally enough to safely keep them in place.

The standard Erdanker range is ideal for securing shelters, fitting them is quick and easy: Hammer in the anchors close to the structure using a sledge hammer, when almost at ground level and with the anchor top in the correct position, bolt an Erdanker bracket to the anchor then bolt or screw the other end of the bracket to the shelter, the bracket prevents further rotation and the shelter is fixed. A shelter can be fixed down in minutes and in any weather. Planning permission is not normally needed. The appropriate anchors are the Erdanker 50x680ED for very hard ground and the Erdanker 50x800 or 50x900 for most ground conditions. A popular bracket is the D505.

If the shelter ever needs moving, the anchor can be unwound and both anchor and bracket can be used again, but the hole in the shelter will have to be redrilled.

Securing shelters using standard Erdanker anchors
The standard Erdanker anchors can be fitted to shelters using any of the following brackets: A506, B503,  D505, The most popular bracket for horse shelters is the D505, illustrated below. The appropriate anchors are the 50x800ED and the 50x900ED.

Static shelter fixed with D505 bracket

It is possible to use the standard anchors without any metal fitting. Hammer the anchors in close to the shelter, then make a small timber spacer and bolt through the anchor, the spacer and the shelter with a long bolt. As in the illustration below.

Horse shelter secured with anchor and spacer

 Anchor types

 Erdanker® Standard
 Anchors and Fittings

Spanner. Only for removing the anchors. It is useful but not essential.
LP spanner


Adding a removal spanner
In stock

T505 Bracket

T505 Erdanker bracket


Click to add a T505 ground anchor fitting
In stock

50x870 LP Safety anchor
(Only needed for soft or muddy ground)

50x870LP anchor


Click to add a 50 x 870 Low profile ground anchor
In stock

50x770 LP Safety anchor
(The standard anchor in most situations)

50x770LP Safety Anchor


Click to add a 50 x 770 Low profile ground anchor>
In stock

Optional rubber cover for the T505
Rubber cover for T505 bracket

Rubber cover

Click to add a cover to the basket
In stock