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post & shrub puller          

               for diameters ranging from 1/4" saplings to 6" posts or shrub clumps

               powerful, adjustable leverage ratio of up to 12:1

               grips a wide range of stem forms

                flat proof wheels & stainless steel axle

                rugged construction for many years of flawless use

               quick change to numerous other applications      

      

TO ORDER, PLEASE CLICK ON "BUY FIREWOOD HAULER COMPONENTS" AT THE END OF THIS PAGE. 

 

The wide forks of the pulling head allow the WHaTS to grip a very wide range of stem forms, and the flexible chain ensures that the trunk or stem is much less likely to break when being pulled.  A traditional weed wrech with rigid jaws has a much higher chance of breaking the stem and leaving the roots intact.  That makes the WHaTS puller the ultimate invasive removal tool.

The WHaTS can pull on any post up to 6" (15 cm) diameter that fits between the arms of the puller. 

 *What can actually be pulled up depends on the user's body mass, soil conditions,  root structure and/or post depth.*


 

 
    

Puller front with a chain in the top notch pair.  The top notch pair gives maximum lift (up to 24" or 61 cm).  The bottom notch pair provides less lift ( up to 18" or 46 cm), but maximum power.    The middle 2 pairs of notches are useful in uprooting medium size shrubs and sometimes provide better attachment points for minimizing slack in the chain.

The puller front attachment just slides into sockets on the front of a universal frame and is secured by two detent pins. The 4 notch pairs provide the user with 4 leverage ratios of:

12:1 in the bottom notch,

8.6:1 in the second notch from the bottom,

6.7:1 in the third notch up, and

5.4:1 in the top notch. 

As an example, if a user pulls back with a force of 10 pounds (4.5 kg) on the WHaTS handles, up to 120 pounds (54 kg) of lifting force is applied when the chain is in the bottom notch pair.

   

 

 

                           

 

The preferred configuration of the post and shrub puller consists of : 1 universal frame; 1 long axle; 2 flat proof wheels; 1 puller front; 1 lpuller chain; and 2 high handles.  Rapid connecting pins & bolts are included with the components.

The WHaTS Puller allows you to roll right up and apply as much force as you need!

The high rise S-handles make it easy to efficiently transition through the whole levering cycle.  The user's full force and weight can be applied without the risk of breaking any of the components!


"We are putting the shrub and post puller to good use.  It is working great"  - Tom Mi Wuk Village, CA

We pulled an inch-and-a-half buckthorn tree and a full size multi-stemmed honeysuckle with a trunk that was over three inches in diameter at the base.  - Henry Homeyer, gardening columnist

 

 

Levering out a small tree with the puller.  Note how the chain wraps completely around the tree or post.  In addition to providing a self-tensioning, 360 degree grip, a flexible chain is unlikely to bend and snap small stems during the uprooting process, unlike the common Weed Wrench.  A heavier chain can be used for posts, shrubs and trees greater than 1" in diameter.  


The Puller head is designed to MAXIMIZE Leverage in the initial pull, then shifts the fulcrum to the wheels for an easy finish to the uprooting

 

 

HOW TO USE THE PULLER
  • A chain is wrapped around a shrub, tree or post. 
  • The WHaTS is rolled up until the front bumps into the object to be pulled. 
  • The WHaTS is then tipped up vertical, so that it is standing on its front end and the two puller arms with notches straddle each side of the object. 
  • The ends of the chain are then pulled hand tight to each side and dropped into a corresponding notch pair (lowest notches for the most lifting power and the highest notches for the most lifting height). 
  • The handles of the WHaTS are then pulled back with the curve of the puller front acting as the fulcrum creating more a powerful initial lift
  • As the wheels touch the ground, the fulcrum seamlessly shifts back to the wheel and axle which creates higher and faster lift
  • As the handles continue downward the user smoothly transitions from pulling back on the handles to pushing down, effectively using body mass to finish the downward stroke
  • If further loosening is needed, the process above is repeated with chain ends dropped into a higher notch to pull the shrub, tree or post further up out of the ground
  • Finally rolling back the WHaTS pulls the last remaining roots from the ground or pushing forward tips a post away from the user.

 

While one person can use the WHaTS post and shrub puller, fast, repetitive pulling of small trees and shrubs is best achieved with one person setting the chain and a second person operating the WHaTS. Also having two people allows the weight of two people to be used to lever out much larger shrubs and small trees.

 

 

       cost:  $561     includes a light chain   

Comparison with Weed Wrench, the most popular jaw and lever shrub puller:  The WHaTS post & shrub puller has twice the leverage and can easily handle a wider range of stem forms.  In addition to the choice of 4 leverage ratios, the WHaTS puller seemlessly shifts the fulcrum to the wheels away from the base of a tree or shrub taking pressure off the roots and providing a higher lift.  The wheels then facilitate rolling the remaining roots out of the ground. 

We conservatively estimate it will uproot at least TWICE THE MASS of saplings and shrubs per person hour when compared to a Weed Wrench.

YOU ARE PAYING FOR A VERY EFFICIENT, HIGH QUALITY AND RUGGED TOOL.  WHY NOT USE IT FOR MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION WITHOUT THE EXPENSE OF BUYING A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TOOL?  JUST MIX AND MATCH COMPONENTS FOR MULTIPLE PRODUCTIVE USES.

 

RAPID CHANGE TO OTHER APPLICATIONS

 

One of the important features of Wheeled Hand Tool Systems is the ability to rapidly change applications without any tools and without purchasing whole different systems.  Buy additional listed below to accomplish a wide range of tasks!  


      Additional                 Applications            Additional Components     

Approximate Time to Switch

Rolling Lever

2 pry bars

1/2 minute
Firewood Hauler

back mesh

bed mesh

2 front extensions

long wheel shield

2 minutes
Firewood Hauling Trailer

back mesh

bed mesh

2 front extensions

long wheel shield

trailer hitch

2 1/2 minutes
Wheeled Pry Bar

short axle

2 pry bars

1 1/2 minutes
Rock & Debris Hauler

bed mesh

long wheel shield

2 pry bars

3 minutes

 

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