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M2008 Heavy Duty Tension Tester

M20008 Hydrajaws

The Model 2008 Tester has been designed to meet the demand for proof load testing larger construction fixings to a maximum 145kN

The portable self-contained 145kN M2008 Heavy Duty Tester has been designed to meet the demand for proof load testing of larger construction fixings.

A lightweight aluminium load spreading bridge has been designed specifically for the model 2008 tester and directs reaction loads away from the fixing, this combined with the tester weighs only 14kg.

The bridge is easy is assemble and adjust. Three fully adjustable lightweight aluminium legs offering 9 height positions are held in place with steel ball pins. The swivel feet offer 30mm of fine adjustment.

The triangular shape bridge plate is deliberately offset to offer two different close to edge testing distances in relationship to the fixing under test. The tester can be secured to the bridge plate in these two positions with the supplied cap screws. Securing the tester to the plate is not crucial when the tester is being operated in a horizontal position however is essential when the tester is in a vertical position or inverted.

The 400mm connecting drop rod with adjustable nut passes through the aperture in the tester and connects to the fixings under test below. The Model 2008 is supplied with 5 metric Threaded Adaptors M12, M16, M20, M24 & M30 for connecting to threaded stud. Imperial UNC equivalent threaded adaptors are available.

A spirit level indicates the overall balance of the test rig.

A 10mm eye hook is installed for attaching a lanyard as appropriate.

Load application is achieved via a 24mm ratchet handle driving a hydraulic multiplier and the applied load is verified on a digital gauge which is integral with the tester.

When the digital gauge is due for calibration simply unfasten 5 button head screws and remove the case cover to reveal the gauge and detach from the hydraulic coupling.

An optional heavy duty ringbolt clevis can be specified for testing large eyebolts, ringbolts and pad eyes. The M20 drop rod screws securely into the top of the clevis.

For testing Rebar, Hydrajaws can supply a range of optional adaptors. The aperture in the tester can accommodate 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm & 22mm rebar.

The foam filler can accommodate four Rebar adaptors.

An optional wider span load spreading bridge is available however this is rated to 125kN only.

The gauge is supplied with a calibration certificate valid for 12 months.

This compact design of tester and telescopic load spreading bridge is lighter and more convenient to apply than a separate hydraulic pump and cylinder arrangement.

  M2008 Heavy Duty Tester Kit Features
  • Lightweight ( 8.5kg )
  • Compact and Portable
  • Aluminium off set triangular load spreading bridge with steel ball pins
  • Ease to adjust aluminium adjustable legs
  • Ratchet handle operation
  • Low handle effort to achieve load
  • Threaded adaptors available in sizes: M20>M12, M20>M16, M20>M20, M20>M24 & M20>M30
  • Equivalent UNC Imperial Threaded Stud Adaptors available
  • 0-145kN DUal Scale Digital Gauge
  • Hydrajaws calibration certificate (valid for 12 months)
  • Robust carry case with telescopic handle and wheels


  • Proof and failure load testing of most fixing types
  • High load expanding and resin anchors
  • Cast in sockets and channel
  • Holding down bolts for stanchion base plates
  • Base plate fixings for column lighting
  • Anchorage for crash barrier and safety fences
  • Anchorage for stadium crush barriers
  • Bridge parapet anchors
  M20008 Optional extras

- Heavy Duty Ringbolt Clevis

- Rebar Adaptors 
22mm is the maximum size rebar that the aperture in the Model 2008 cylinder can accommodate. We can offer the following sizes of rebar adaptors to work with the 2008 tester.
6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm & 22mm

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Model 2008 Datasheet

Model 2008 Footprint

Model 2008 Manual

Model 2008 Battery/Gauge Instructions