Entirely unique to the TerrAdaptor is the ability to adjust the head angle in multiple directions. This allows the head to remain level even when the terrain is not. A level head helps keep attached rigging clean, safe, and organized.
ConfigurationsSymmetric Tripod (includes NFPA configuration)
Symmetric Tripods are typically used for straight vertical access such as above manholes or access hatches. When straddling a manhole or access hatch, a symmetric tripod’s feet are equal distance from the center of the manhole or hatch. All three legs are equally loaded. This is most often the strongest tripod configuration.
Symmetric Quadpod (includes NFPA configuration)
Symmetric Quadpods fill the same role as symmetric tripods, but with added strength and stability of a fourth leg.
Probably the most popular configuration for an over the edge rescue, the Edge-A Tripod is essentially an A-Frame with the added stability of a third leg. Edge A configurations are popular for their large work areas, high strength and the ability to configure the A leaning either over or away from the edge. The TerrAdaptor’s rear leg can be left to hinge (unsecured) or can be pinned in place for added stability.
The TerrAdaptor is easily configured as a standard A-Frame or a Sideways A-Frame often used in narrow areas like catwalks. The half plate can be removed to eliminate weight and opportunities for it to be in the way, or it may remain attached.
The Gin Pole or Monopod is the TerrAdaptor’s lightest high anchor configuration. A properly rigged gin pole/monopod can support several thousand pounds while remaining a lightweight, single leg assembly. The Gin Pole is also ideal for close quarters where there is not enough room for multi-leg configurations.