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S/VGT2.5 Variable-Pitch Girder Tiedown

The S/VGT2.5 is a high-capacity girder tiedown designed for cold-formed steel applications. This variable-pitch tiedown is used for single- or multi-ply CFS girder truss projects. The S/VGT2.5 features a predeflected crescent washer that allows it to accommodate top-chord pitches up to 8/12.

Key Features

  • Accommodates truss pitches up to 8/12
  • Minimum and maximum screw configurations for more capacity options
  • Attaches with self-drilling screws to the side of the truss


  • 171 mil (7 ga.)


  • Galvanized (G90)


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Screw holes are configured to allow for double installation on multimember girders
  • Install washer component (provided) so top of washer is horizontal and parallel with top of wall

Patent Information

  • US Patent 7,707,785

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. Product Includes Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
S/VGT2.5 171 mil 7 (1) predeflected crescent washer Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

  1. Designer shall insure attached members are adequately designed to resist applied loads.
  2. Straight-line interpolation can be used to determine allowable loads for pitches between 3/12 and 8/12.
  3. For (min.) tabulated values, not all screw holes need to be filled. Install screws symmetrically.
  4. See Fastening Systems for more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.

Code Reports & Compliance