GroundGrabbas add speed, require Less Time and Energy so you can set up Faster, grab a beer, go fishing or simply relax. There are pro’s and con’s for each type of tent peg/stake:
- Regular tent pegs usually require more time and effort to bash into the ground and can be just plain awful, tiring & can take so long to extract (see our video below) from the ground.
- GroundGrabba screw-in tent peg/stakes are fast to insert and super fast to extract.
- Regular tent peg/stakes do not hold as tight to the ground.
- GroundGrabba’s really GRAB the ground giving you a greater sense of security especially when the wind picks up in storms. (see our video)
- Regular tent pegs/stakes need a decent heavy hammer to smash the peg/stake into the ground.
- GroundGrabba is best used with a trade quality cordless drill or impact wrench/rattle gun but can also be hand wound into the ground using a socket wrench or the HexHook Pro or a 3/4 “ spanner and even a car Lug wrench.
- Regular hammer in tent pegs/stakes tend to bend when you smash them into hard ground or if they hit an obstruction.
- The GroundGrabba Pro will not bend, will not break and if by chance you manage to…we will replace it for free even if it is in ten years time! * conditions apply. Note, GroundGrabba Pro II are twice the length of the GroundGrabba Pro and therefore can bend if extreme tension is applied which is not covered by any warranty.
It’s about making camping and making life easier and more fun, right? So we designed our screw-in tent peg/stakes so a cordless drill can do the hard work… and you save smashing your hand with a mallet! We recommend that you use a good quality cordless drill or cordless impact wrench rattle gun. You will also need a 3/4″ Hex Driver socket which will adapt the drill to the GroundGrabba.
GroundGrabba’s are designed so you can also use:
- 3/4" hand wrench
- HexHook Pro
- Lug Wrench
We just love our GroundGrabbas. We find them terrific, easy and reliable to use as a great addition to your camping equipment. There are some situations you will want your old stakes or any other means of anchoring down. I still carry my old ones for the odd occasion or to lend out.
All our GroundGrabba range screw in tent peg/stakes have a 3/4" (19mm) hex head. We chose this size as it is a very popular wheel nut size especially with 4x4 vehicles and at GroundGrabba we like to make camping as easy as we possibly can so we can get to the fun stuff sooner.
Yes, we have designed the GroundGrabba Pro and GroundGrabba Pro II's with a 3/4″ hex head so that you can use a socket driver set or lug wrench, which in our opinion is pretty clever as wheel braces are a popular tool for campers and 4x4's to carry. HOWEVER, it’s much easier to use a good quality 18v minimum cordless drill or cordless torque wrench/ rattle gun! We have tested our Pro series to over 200Ft lb of torque.
We do not recommend children screwing in our GroundGrabbas by a cordless drill or impact wrench. However if you have kids then best use your own judgement to decide how safe it is for them to drive-in the GroundGrabbas using a cordless drill. Maybe let them have a go using a lug wrench or spanner?
There is potential danger in any activity and clearly the older a child is, the less danger involved. Be aware if using a drill to drive the GroundGrabbas in there will be a certain amount of strength you will need in your wrist, arms and your weight to drive them in safely. If you do let your children drive the GroundGrabbas in then use caution and always supervise them.
There are differences also in using an impact wrench versus a normal cordless drill. Using an impact wrench is easier and less stressful to use however you must not use an impact wrench on the GroundGrabba Lite’s because the nylon will fracture and snap. To drive the GroundGrabba’s into harder grounds does require strength that most children just wont have.
Also please read our FAQ “Is there a safe torque setting to help prevent injury or damage to the peg/stake?”
The Pro series are all made from steel.
The GroundGrabba Pro series are versatile, incredibly robust and made for most camping or anchoring conditions. It is made of steel that has been heat-treated for extra strength and hot dipped galvanised to help protect against rust and corrosion. The Pro (Steel) Series is for most ground substrates that you would find camping and comes with our LIFETIME GUARANTEE! They are pretty damn strong.
They are 12" in length with a shaft thickness of approx 1/2" made of heat treated carbon steel. You break it, We replace it. * conditions apply.
The GroundGrabba Pro II as above is made from steel but differs from the GroundGrabba Pro (made for general and harder grounds). The GroundGrabba Pro II is twice the length (24") and has twice the flight (spiral or blade) width for deeper and more solid anchoring in soft grounds or sand. In our testing they are the best sand anchoring of its kindThey are 12" in length with a shaft thickness of approx 1/2" made of heat treated carbon steel
At GroundGrabba we aim to please. There are so many different uses and situations we experience for various reasons. Therefore you can choose the types to suit your purposes.
The GroundGrabba Pro (GR13H) is your more general purpose tent peg/stake for med to hard grounds that really grab the ground like no standard hammer in peg you’ve ever used.
The GroundGrabba Pro II (GR13L) is for sand, snow or soft to medium grounds for when really needing that extra grab like for large tarps in high wind like you would experience at the beach of a summers afternoon or a summers afternoon storm
I have lost count of the times we’ve been at the beach or out camping when the wind picks up or we have been caught in a storm where the tent and tarpaulin becomes a huge sail and rips the pegs out of the ground or sand. It can be very stressful and certainly not relaxing.
The GroundGrabba Pro (GR13H) is a general-purpose tent peg/stake for medium to hard grounds that really grab the ground like no standard hammer in peg/stake you’ve ever used. They are extremely strong.
The GroundGrabba Pro II (GR13L) is for sand, snow or soft to medium grounds for when really needing that extra grab; like for large tarps in high wind like you would experience at the beach of a summers afternoon or a summers afternoon storm.
There is nothing relaxing about being at the beach or out camping when the wind picks up or you’re caught in a storm and the tent and tarpaulin becomes a huge sail, ripping the pegs/stakes out of the ground, sand or snow. Camping should be fun, not stressful.
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION
To start, we recommend that you have your drill set to low speed and mid range torque (See our video below).
Test screw in your GroundGrabbas and adjust/increase the torque as required.
Depending on the grounds density and the speed you screw/drive into the ground you will feel the GroundGrabba either bite or just spin.
If you drill too fast then the GroundGrabba may not bite and just bore a hole so then go slower and maybe put more downward pressure on the drill until you feel it bite.
Be Aware that should the GroundGrabba hit an obstruction it could stop the drill and transfer the twisting force into the handle.
This is why it’s IMPORTANT to use the medium or low torque setting to start with and why we recommend the safest way (see our video below) to drill/screw-in the GroundGrabba is with your legs slightly apart and the drill handle just sliding down the inside of your right leg as you penetrate the ground more.
This method could help save your wrist from serious injury if the GroundGrabba does stop spinning and the force transfers to the handle, your leg will stop the handle of the drill from spinning and twisting your wrist. (see our video)
When you’ve screwed several GroundGrabba’s into the ground you’ll get the hang of it and just do things automatically…but please always be aware of your wrist. Your safety is important to us.
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