Shopping Cart

How to add an anchor point to a tire for sled dragging

A tire is an excellent option to add to your resistance training routine. You can easily and quickly transform any old tire from junk into a workout tool.


  • 1 – Drill bit
  • 1 – Eye bolt
  • 3 – Large washers
  • 1 – Nut
  • 1 – Locking nut


  • Basic drill or driver
  • Pliers
  • Safety Glasses

Hardware cost 10


Total time: 5 minutes

  • Basic household tools will get the job done

    Using a basic drill and pair of pliers. Safety glasses are always a good idea too.

  • Step 1: Set the drill bit

    Insert the drill bit and tighten it. Make sure to set your driver to “drill” mode if you have the option.

    Make sure you select a drill bit that’s a bit larger than your eye bolt. The drill bit that comes with the Madrona Outdoor anchor kit is the largest size possible for standard drivers.

  • Step 2: Drill a hole

    Drill a hole right in the center of the tire. You will need to press firmly with a good bit of force. I chose to stand up my tire so I could drill directly down into the tire and more easily push on the drill. You will get a bit of smoke and sparks from the rubber and steel cables in the tire wall. It takes about 30 seconds to drill a hole.

  • Step 3: Screw in the bolt

    Insert the bolt into your new hole and screw it in.

  • Step 4: Add the washers and nuts

    On the inside of the tire, add the washers and nuts. The locking nut is there to make sure the washers won’t fall off over time as you shake, bounce, and beat up the tire.

Success! We’re ready to get dragging

The anchor is now installed and ready for use.

You now have a weighted tire “sled” that will pretty much last forever. Good luck on your training!

Leave a Reply
Free USA delivery
Easy 30 days returns
Lifetime Warranty
Made in the USA
100% SSL Encrypted Site