HHSUQ Heavy Severe Skew Truss Hanger


The new HHSUQ is a high-load, face-mount, truss-to-truss hanger designed to accommodate severe skews (45°-84°) for hip trusses, enabling a greater range of installation applications. Fastening the HHSUQ with Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDS screws makes installation fast and easy, while eliminating the inconvenience of bolted applications.

Material: Back plate—3 gauge; stirrup—7 gauge

Finish: Simpson Strong-Tie® gray paint


  • Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
  • The joist/truss end may be square cut or bevel cut. 3 7/8″ minimum heel height.
  • Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws supplied for all round holes.
  • All multiple members must be fastened together to act as a single unit.

To Order: Left or right skew must be specified.

  1. Allowable Uplift loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
  2. SDS screws that penetrate all plies of the supporting girder (screws must penetrate a minimum of 1″ into the last truss ply) may also be used to transfer the load through all the plies of the supporting girder. When SDS screws do not penetrate all plies of the supporting girder truss, supplemental SDS screws at the hanger locations may be required to transfer the load to the truss plies not penetrated by the face fasteners, as determined by the Designer. 3″ long SDS screws into face may be replaced with 4 1/2″ or 6″ long SDS screws with no load reduction.
  3. Loads shown are based on a minimum 2-ply 2×8 carrying member. For single 2x carrying members, replace 3″ long SDS face fasteners with 1 1/2″ long SDS screws and reduce the allowable download to 2630 lbs. for DF/SP and 1895 lbs. for SPF/HF. The tabulated allowable uplift load is not reduced.
  4. Girders must be adequately laterally braced to prevent excessive displacement due to secondary torsional stresses (Ref ANSI/TPI 1-2007 Section
  5. Truss chord cross-grain tension may limit allowable loads. Designer to refer to ANSI/TPI Section for connection details, limitations, and reductions.
  6. Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® screws are permitted to be installed through metal truss plates as approved by the Truss Designer, provided the requirements of ANSI/TPI 1-2007 Sections and 8.9.2 are met (pre-drilling required through the plate using a maximum of 5/32″ bit).
  7. For installations into LSL or PSL, use DF/SP table loads.