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The dead man anchor is a term from the aerial ropeway technology and the army (above all pioneers). The term "anchors "is called within these ranges attachment technology for rope, which must be energized and resist large course loads.

Thus there are "soil anchor ", "rock anchors ", "tree anchor "etc. must now a rope ""become embodied and stands for this anchorage no suitable point of anchor the order, then one can use "the dead man anchor in such a way specified ". The dead man anchor is a special form of the improvised soil anchor. 2 to 3 meter is dug long a narrow pit in the soil (similarly a grave, depending upon course load 1 - 3 which can be taken up meters deeply = dead man pit). In the center of this pit a rectangular very more narrowly "rope pit" is then dug, whereby the soil of this pit of the soil of the pit dug before constantly rises in the angle of the rope up to the earth's surface, which can be removed in the future. Then a piece of tree is sunk in the length of the dead man pit with an appropriate diameter (min. 20 cm - depending upon course load of the rope which can be removed which can be taken up) in the dead man pit, put down before this piece of tree however the rope which can be removed and fixed by means of cable clamps. If trunk and rope are sunk and if the rope runs cleanly in the rope pit dug before, the dead man pit becomes as well as the rope pit with the soil dug before again fills. The entire procedure resembles a funeral - therefore the term dead man anchor.

Such anchors can take up and become enormous traction powers used, where other possibilities are not given to the rope anchorage due to missing trees, rock etc. To mark it is still that this kind of the anchorage is a form of the short term anchorage, since in the course of the time the entrenched parts of the rope as well as the trunk lose its static firmness due to corrosion and rotting procedures. Sample applications are: Wood bringing in the mountains by means of rope crane technology or in addition, vehicle rescue by rope hoists. If vehicles in the hard-to-travel area get themselves stuck, then these can be made again quick from own Kraft usually only more with help of a rope hoist (if these vehicles an own rope hoist to have). Then if no trees in the appropriate dimension and/or other anchor possibilities stand, at which the rope can be made firm, for the order, then one knows the vehicle by manufacturing a dead man anchor (bury a smaller Felsbrockens, several thinner branches, possibly even the used shovel - exhibits if it a metal handle) again quickly wars.

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