Anchors for Run-in sheds

Run-In Shed 1
Run-In shed 2
Run-In shed 3
Run-In shed 4

Low  head ground anchors to fix down Run-In sheds

Standard 2" Hellanker ground anchors provide the lowest cost method of securing horse shelters 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 designed specifically for use with animal shelters.

Hellanker ground anchors for securing mobile horse shelters

Mobile Run-In sheds 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 building permit is needed if the shed is not permanently fixed to the ground. Here in the US, the rules vary widely from state to state and from county to county too, the only safe way is to check with your local government office. The Dirtbolt safety anchors were designed specifically for use near cattle, horses etc. and are widely used in many countries for both fixed and mobile shelters and stables.

Methods of securing shelters with low profile ground anchors.

Some new shelters have a purpose designed towing eye that doubles up as an anchor fixing, if yours doesn't have this, then you'll need to fit the T505 bracket using bolts or large hex head screws. Once the shelter is in position, hammer the anchor in through the slot in the bracket, using a sledge hammer, 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 easily unwound, the shelter dragged to a new position and the anchors hammered in again. They can be used many, many times.

Run-In shed with Hellanker safety anchors back and front.

Dirtbolt anchor on horse shelter

Low profile anchor and T505 bracket

Hellanker low profile anchor and T505 bracket

Optional rubber cover for  T505 bracket

A rubber cover is available as an option, it is only for use with the low profile anchors and the T505 bracket. It is easily fitted and has clips that slide under the bracket to secure it.

Hellanker rubber cover on a T595 bracket

Hellanker standard anchors for static shelters.

Static animal shelters are often used without a concrete base, thus they can be delivered to site, dropped in place and used straight away. Gravity alone though, is generally not enough to safely keep them in place, especially is exposed situations.

The standard Hellanker types are ideal for static shelters and are more cost effective than other types. Fitting them is straight forward and quick: Using a sledge hammer, hammer the anchor in close to the shelter and down to almost ground level. With the anchor as low as is practical and with the top at the right angle, bolt a Hellanker bracket (often a D505) to the anchor and use a bolt or lag screw to connect the bracket to the structure. The bracket prevents further rotation and the shelter is fixed. A shelter can be fixed down in this way within minutes and in any weather. Most folk use the 2" x 31½"ED anchor and D505 bracket. For softer ground, the 2" x 35½"ED bracket is preferred.

If the shelter ever needs moving, the bracket is unbolted, the anchor unwound, and both used again when the shelter is in its new position. The fixing hole in the shelter though will need to be drilled again, as the  bracket is unlikely to line up in the same place.

The standard 2" anchors can be used to secure shelters using any of the following brackets: A506, B503, D505, the most popular bracket is the D505 as illustrated below.

Shelter fixed down with a D505 bracket

It is of course perfectly safe to use the anchors with no fitting. Simply hammer the anchor as close as possible to the shelter, then make a small timber spacer of the correct thickness, drill a hole through the anchor hole and through the spacer and shelter, then use a long bolt through all three, as illustrated below:

Hellanker anchor on run-in shelter, using timber spacer.

2" x 30" LP safety anchor

This anchor is the most popular anchor for most soil conditions.

2" x 30" LP anchor

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2" x 34" LP safety anchor

This size anchor is ideal for use in softer soils

2" x 34" LP safety anchor

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T505 Bracket

T505 Hellanker bracket

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Removal wrench

The wrench is only for removing the anchors. It is useful but certainly note essential;

LP anchor wrench

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Optional rubber cover

Rubber cover

Rubber cover, clips over the T505 bracket. Only suitable when used with the low profile anchors and the T505 bracket.

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