Vintners and grape farmers often use ground anchors to support trellis systems in vineyards. Telephone poles and fence posts are often supported with ground anchors as well. Structures such as outbuildings, trailers and tents also rely on ground anchors for support.
Ground anchors are used as a theft prevention device for valuable items or any item that needs to be held firmly in place. Ground anchors secure bicycle racks in place, and large installations such as bridges and radio antennas are supported with ground anchors. Ground anchors are useful for securing playground equipment. Pet owners use anchors to make runs or tie-outs for indoor dogs so they can get exercise where no fence is available.