The Falcon Hex Pins are an innovative fastener providing significantly greater pullout resistance than typical straight pins or staples. Available in configurations specialized for different soil types, the Falcon Hex Pins improve pullout performance in soft or sandy soils, compact, cohesive soils, and even hard, rocky soils. This allows for better tie-down of erosion control materials, guy wires, strapping and more across a wide range of industry applications. The Falcon Hex Pins are installed using a hand drill with either a custom chuck or a standard 1.5” Hex socket. Installing the fasteners is quick and easy. Galvanized for long life, and more durable than hand driven fasteners, Falcon Hex Pins are more reliable and provide greater confidence in blanket or TRM tie-down.

Variants & Applications

Falcon Hex Pins come in four variants, each with multiple length configurations. The HS-8 and HS-12 are designed for loose soils, think S for soft, sandy, or silty soils. The HC-8 and HC-12 are optimized for compact, cohesive and heavy clay soils. The HR-8 and HR-12 are suitable for hard, rocky soils, and the HP-8 and HP-12 are designed for quick installation of fabrics and mats.

HS Hex Pin Variant

HS Hex Pin Variant

HC Hex Pin Variant

HC Hex Pin Variant

HR Hex Pin Variant

HR Hex Pin Variant

HP Hex Pin Variant

HP Hex Pin Variant

Falcon Hex Pins can be used in conjunction with just about any RECP, however, they are ideally suited to TRM tie-down. The large-diameter head gives ample catch without the need for additional washers. In comparison to other fasteners, Falcon Hex Pins provide up to ten times the pullout resistance. Typically, a minimum of 25-50 pounds of pullout resistance is required for a TRM installation. In some soils, staples or straight pins may only provide 10-15. Falcon Hex Pins make these projects viable with greater than sufficient pullout in poor soils.

Additionally, Falcon Hex Pins are galvanized to extend the life of the fasteners when in place. This can significantly increase the performance of any TRM system, especially in conditions where vegetation is slow to establish.


Sizing & Dimensions

HC Drawing

HC Drawing

Dimensions

HS-8

HS-12

HC-8

HC-12

HR-8

HR-12

HP-8

HP-12

HP-18

Hex Diameter (A)

1.5 in

1.5 in

1.5

1.5 in

1.5 in

1.5 in

1.5 in

1.5 in

1.5 in

Twin Pin Length (B)

8.0 in

12.0 in

8.0 in

12.0 in

8.0 in

12.0 in

8.0 in

12.0 in

18.0 in

Tall Length (C)

0.5 in

0.5 in

0.5 in

0.5 in

0.5 in

0.5 in

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Coil Diameter (D)

1.3 in

1.3 in

1.0 in

1.0 in

0.3 in

0.3 in

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Coil Length (E)

2.5 in

2.5 in

3.0 in

3.0 in

3.0 in

3.0 in

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Falcon Pin Install Tools

Installation

The Falcon Hex Pins are an innovative fastener providing significantly greater pullout resistance than traditional staples or pins.

Falcon Hex Pins install using a cordless hand drill with our custom installation chuck (preferred method) or a standard 1.5" hex socket. The following steps illustrate the typical installation procedures for our Falcon Hex Pins. 

Step 1 Diagram

Step 1

Install the Custom chuck or a 1.5 inch hex socket into a hand drill.

Step Diagram 2

Step 2

Place the Falcon Hex Pin into the socket. Ensure no debris is on the pin before installing.

Step 3 Diagram

Step 3

Place the end of the Falcon Hex Pin through the erosion control matting before engaging the drill. Install the pin with slight pressure until the pin is fully installed

Step 4 Diagram

Step 4

A properly installed Falcon Hex pin will impart a slight depression on the erosion control matting. If using lightweight netting, edge installation may need to be held as not to twist the matting

Falcon Pins installed with netting
Anchor Pins installed
Anchor Pins installed
Recreational use for pins tie-down
Installing Falcon Pins
Close up of Falcon Pins Installed
Falcon Pins anchor install image
Falcon Pins anchor stabilization image
Falcon Pins installed with netting
Anchor Pins installed
Anchor Pins installed
Recreational use for pins tie-down
Installing Falcon Pins
Close up of Falcon Pins Installed
Falcon Pins anchor install image
Falcon Pins anchor stabilization image

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