VolkerBrooks supplies pontoons and spud poles, ramps, scow ends, anchors, fairleads, timber decking and various other pieces of ancillary equipment to use with our LinkfloteTM pontoons.
Where a long raft or block of LinkfloteTM units are coupled together as a causeway, or similar floating bridge structure, articulating connectors are incorporated to prevent bending moments when the structure is loaded.
Timber decking should be fitted to distribute the load when vehicles are on the LinkfloteTM. Each LinkfloteTM decking is comprised of two pre-assembled mats. The top surface of the timber mats stands 50mm above gunwale level. End and side junction mats are used to bridge the gap between the LinkfloteTM’s creating a deck which is level throughout the ferry or platform.
Inter-connectors help increase pontoon stability and reduce the number of LinkfloteTM units required on floating rafts and platforms, where increased buoyancy is not required. Various inter-connector sizes are available.
LinkfloteTM ramp units share the same robust design and construction as pontoon units and can be connected to the ends or sides of the basic LinkfloteTM unit. Ramp connectors allow movement of the ramps and facilitate shore loading and access, whilst accommodating a wide range of tidal heights; relative to the shore or bank.
LinkfloteTM scow ends
These strong and robust units are used to reduce water resistance on the flat sides and ends of a LinkfloteTM pontoon. When used on a pier or ferry application the 30° angular shape deflects the water flow under the LinkfloteTM, aiding buoyancy.
Spud units and poles
Based on the basic LinkfloteTM unit, spud pontoons are constructed with a central sleeve opening which accommodates a spud pole. Used in pairs on LinkfloteTM assemblies, spud units are particularly useful as an alternative to anchors, when operating floating platforms in shallow waters.
Winches can be fitted to LinkfloteTM rafts and platforms and used for mooring or operational requirements. Winches can be hand or air operated and specific configurations can be provided.