Oz-Post is a four
finned, harpoon-like spear manufactured from 2mm and 3mm hot dipped galvanized, high grade
steel which is simply driven into the ground with a jackhammer. The Oz-Post is a
post anchor for use when erecting all types of fences, sign posts, or decks.
Application & Uses:
The Oz-Post is
suitable for steel, wood, and plastic posts. Many round, square, and rectangular cross
sections can be accommodated. Projects like: Permanent Fencing, Temporary Fencing, Mail
Boxes, Clothes Lines, Tree/Shrub supports, Playground Equipment, Wood Fences, Chain Link
Fences, Street Sign Posts, Open Pergolas, Signs, Decks, and more. Oz-Post may be
used in any situation where there is no potential for wind up-lift loading from a roof
structure, or where the subsoil is stable in nature.
Features & Benefits:
represents both a change and advance in the concept of ground supports of a magnitude not
seen for many years. Oz-Post are fully retrievable and reusable allowing structures
to be moved with no capital waste. As a result the Oz-Post can be used as both
a permanent or temporary post installation system. Both on insertion and removal there is
little or no environmental impact and wood posts are protected from rot caused by soil and
An Oz-Post can quickly be
installed in by only one person. The dramatic time savings compared to traditional methods
will provide for a cost reduction and significant improvements in labor efficiency.
When using Oz-Post the posts can be up
to 36" shorter than what would be used with traditional post securing methods. No
concrete is required; the large surface area of fins gives maximum contact with the
surrounding soil resulting in excellent grip and stability. The Oz-Post is suitable
for most common post cross sections including round, square, and rectangle. The post
housing is manufactured to allow water run-off to help prevent wood from rotting.
removable and reusable and upon extraction only leave a tiny cross shaped hole which
quickly disappears as the soil closes in naturally. Compare this to the huge boulder sized
hole left when extracting a post that has been installed using concrete. Since there is no
need to bury the post, they may be of shorter length thereby saving valuable resources.
The life of an Oz-Post far exceeds that of timber in a subterranean application,
again representing saving of valuable resources. Oz-Post can also be recycled.
There are various local
authority planning and building regulations that relate to installation of fencing, decks,
and sign posts. Compliance with such regulations is required and if necessary assistance
should be sought from qualified trades person to help with design and construction of the
project. Post positioning when fences are aligned to boundaries should be ascertained
prior to installing Oz-Post. While the Oz-Post is removable it will save time
and energy if the Oz-Post is positioned correctly. Local cities have various
regulations regarding the placement of signs on public and private property. Be sure to
check with these regulations before installing your sign posts.
As with any underground
work that you do, you must call all utility companies to mark where the underground
utilities are before you drive the Oz-Post into the ground. Costly repairs, serious
injury, or death could occur if the Oz-Post is driven into any kind of utility.
Certification & Testing:
Oz-Post has been
used by many government departments since 1993 and has under-gone crash and strength
testing. These tests and approvals have been carried out independently by Government
departments and the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland, which
is a NATA accredited testing facility. Complete testing results are
available upon request. With over 2 million already in use you can be assured that
Oz-Post has performed well in all kinds of terrain and different applications.
extends to 25 years from the date of original purchase and is non-transferable. The
warranty is valid where the soil has normal pH of between 4 & 6. The warranty is
limited to the cost of replacement of the Oz-Post. Cost of installation or costs
associated with materials used in conjunction with the Oz-Post are not the
responsibility of Oz-Post. For the warranty to be valid the correct installation
procedures need to be adhered to. Change in soil conditions due to change in environment
(natural or manufactured) that adversely effect the performance of Oz-Post are not
the responsibility of Oz-Post and as a result under these conditions the warranty
will be void.
Use safety boots, work
gloves, and safety goggles when installing Oz-Posts and removing posts using the