No. A Funky Monkey Bar is the world’s first free-standing monkey bar. Our unique designs and the innovative twirly-whirly bars allow our monkey bars to be free-standing. Simply install your monkey bar on grass and peg each base plate down with the pegs provided. No digging holes, laying levels and pouring concrete required.
Your Funky Monkey Bar comes with an 8mm allen key. Apart from adding muscle, this is the only tool required to assemble and install a Funky Monkey Bar. You will also need a level, to ensure your monkey bars are even.
One person can install a Funky Monkey Bar but it is easier to install with two people. The product is heavy steel pipe so having two people is definitely easier than trying to do it on your own.
It will depend on the model you have purchased. For The Original allow yourself one to two hours to assemble and install. For a bigger model such as The Gorilla allow yourself two to three hours.
A Funky Monkey Bar can be installed on a slope that is no greater than eight degrees. On each leg is a base plate that can be adjusted up to 40mm. This is great if you have un-even ground as you can simply lower or raise the base plates to create even footings.*
Funky Monkey Bars® are designed to be installed on grass. They can also be installed on some sands, woodchips and rubber soft-fall. We do not recommend installing on concrete, tiles, wood or any hard surface.
Each model has a load rating that has been provided by certified structural engineers who have tested our configurations against the Australian Standard for Playground Equipment AS4685 – 2014.
All our monkey bars are load tested to between 480kgs and 1,870kgs. The Original is load rated to 480kgs or as the standard says ‘7 users at 69kg per child’ -that’s a lot of big kids!
Yes. Your Funky Monkey Bar is not concreted in so it is normal for your Funky Monkey Bar to move back and forth especially with the addition of a swing. This is perfectly normal. However the movement can be reduced significantly by ‘loading your twirly whirly bars’ and tightening the grub screws. click here to watch the video
Yes. More and more adults are purchasing our monkey bars to use in back yards for their outdoor training. Also if you are using the Funky Monkey Bars your kids will want to use them more and it’s such a great and active way to be hanging out with your family!
Yes. A Funky Monkey Bar is the first height adjustable monkey bar in the world. Loosen the grub screws with the 8mm allen key on the connections that are holding the main ladder up. Then with a person at each end adjust the ladder up or down to the desirable height and using the 8mm allen key tighten up the grub screws. The height can be set to a minimum height of 1.2m and a maximum height of 2.3m and any increment in between.
The warranty of your Funky Monkey Bar is broken into three components: Monkey bar frame 10 years Powder coating one year
(This is the warranty that Dulux gives us) Accessories one year
A Funky Monkey Bar is made in Australia from Australian medium weight, galvanised steel pipe so they will not rust. All Funky Monkey Bars® are powder coated using Dulux outdoor powder coating paint. This has been specifically made and tested for the outdoors. All connections, bolts and fixings are a combination of iron and stainless steel. A Funky Monkey Bar is made to last for generations.
From order to delivery anywhere in New Zealand is approximately five working days. If you are in Canterbury, you can purchase directly from our warehouse in Waikuku, Canterbury. For enquiries for The Pacific Islands, please contact us and provide your full delivery address.