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For the normal saddle, see Bronto Saddle.

Bronto Platform Saddle
Bronto Platform Saddle
Equip a Bronto with this to ride it. You can build structures on the large platform to make a mobile base.
Armor rating
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 411 1 0 0
cheat gfi SauroSaddle_Platform 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemArmor_SauroSaddle_Platform.PrimalItemArmor_SauroSaddle_Platform'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
35 EP
Crafting XP
1848 XP
Required stations
Required level
Purchased in
1000 × Cures (Mobile) Cures (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

The Bronto Platform Saddle is a special saddle for the Brontosaurus and the alternative to the normal Bronto Saddle Bronto Saddle. The player can place structures on top of the Bronto Platform Saddle and thus build mobile bases. It is still possible to attack and harvest with the Bronto while driving the platform saddle.

If the Bronto is killed, all structures on the saddle are destroyed, even vaults may not survive the fall. The platform saddle can be recollected from the corpse, though.


  • If a Simple Bed Bed is built on the saddle, a player may teleport to the Bronto whenever he/she dies or may travel between several Brontos/bases. However, if the Bronto is nearby an enemy structure the player will be unable to teleport to the Bronto.
  • If a Feeding Trough Feeding Trough is built on the saddle any nearby allied creatures will be fed by the trough.


All structures except for Metal Irrigation Pipe - Tap Pipes, Auto Turret Auto Turrets, Crop Plots with Plant Species X Plant Species X, Dinosaur Gateway Dinosaur Gateways, Behemoth Gateway Behemoth Gateway, Vault Vault, and Industrial Forge Industrial Forge can be built on its back including feeding troughs, storage chests and beds. However, the saddle has a limit of 63 (126 in ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile) structures on its back. Every little thing counts from foundations to electrical keypads (including structures that are built alongside the saddle like ladders).

Weight inside the inventory of storage structures on the saddle is not ignored by the Bronto, making it inefficient at carrying the materials of a full base. As of v256 100% of animal weight is conveyed to the Bronto. Take advantage of animals that have weight reduction capabilities to greatly enhance your overall carry capacity.

The saddle cannot be removed from the Bronto if structures are still on the platform. To remove the saddle all structures must be destroyed first.

The saddle cannot be dyed if structures are still on the platform. To dye the saddle, all structures must be destroyed first.


  • If a foundation is placed on top of the platform, 7 rope ladders will allow the player to get down safely. Placing 8 will cause the last section to go into the ground and the player will need to hit E to jump off the ladder.
  • In Mobile version 2,0.08 Auto Turrets can be placed on it directly.