The Mechanised Stake Installer Trailer (MSIT) for the Mobile Arrestor Gear (MAG) is a utility vehicle which evolved for the need to ease the manual installation of the anchoring stakes for the MAG - a mechanical system which is used to rapidly decelerate an aircraft as it lands.
The previous mode of operation was physically demanding and required three operators to use a 50 kilogrammes stake driver to a height of 1.5 metres to install each stake. With the MSIT, only a single operator handing the vehicle is needed.
Custom trailer platform
2.6 metres high, 2 metres wide, 3.3 metres long
Water cooled 4-cycle diesel (Generator Engine)
Minimum turning radius 3.2 metres (inner)
Turntable trailer steering
Offloads the weight of the post-driver to allow it to be moved around with minimal effort
Remote controller to easily be repositioned around the MAG