The Arizona Vortex is the ultimate artificial high directional system (AHD). The Vortex can be set up in multiple configurations including tripod, bipod and monopod. Separately the two heads create an a-frame, gin pole, a combination of the two, as well as a multitude of other configurations.
The Vortex can be used in a variety of situations including mountain and confined space rescue as well as rope and work access. Many companion products exist to extend the functionality of the Vortex, such as the Omni-block, AZTEK, Kootenay and AZORP, which allow it to meet virtually any requirement for a portable AHD system.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
1 x Gin Head
1 x A-Frame heads
1 x Headset pulley wheel
4 x Headpins
3 x Upper legs
7 x Lower legs
11x Leg Pins
Up to 3 Raptor Feet
Up to 3 Flat Feet
Carry bag set
NOTE: This unit will need FEET (x 3) depending on the surface, plus we recommend a bag given that it’s modular unit and pieces can get lost!
Min Height: 2.7 m (9 ft)
Max Height (with additional legs): 3.7 m (12 ft)
Weight (with both feet sets): 33 kg (72 lb)
HEADSET PULLEY WHEEL (VXHPW)
For attachment to the Vortex A-frame using a headpin. 38 mm (1.5”) pulley wheel saves rigging space and is lightweight. Uses high-efficiency bearing
HEAD & LEG PUSH PINS
Used for connecting the components of the Vortex, the steel Head and Leg pins are strong, compact and quick to use. Rated at 80kN.
LEG PIN / HEAD PIN
VXQR375 / VXQR500
Weight: 43 gm (1.5 oz) / 68 gm (2.4 oz)
Length: 98 mm (3.9”) / 81 mm (3.2”)
Diameter: 9.4 mm (.37”) / 13 mm (.5”)
BAG SET (VXBAGS)
Made from durable Cordura Nylon, the Vortex Bag set provides a fitted protective cover for a complete Vortex Set and two sets of feet.
OUTER LEG BAG (3)
INNER LEG BAG
HEAD SET BAG
View Vortex User's Manual (PDF)
*The Vortex images on this page and other promotional materials depict customised configurations created by industry experts and site engineers. Do not attempt to use, or recreate the rigging scenarios depicted here without specific guidance from trained experts or engineers.