APPLICATIONS

ROLLING LEVER
ROLLING LEVER with CLAMP ASSEMBLY
ROCK & DEBRIS HAULER
ROCK & DEBRIS HAULER with CLAMP ASSEMBLY
POST & SHRUB PULLER
FIREWOOD HAULER
FIREWOOD HAULING TRAILER
LUMBER & POLE TRANSPORTER
TRAILER JOCKEY
PEOPLE MOVER
BARREL & WATER TRANSPORTER
PLYWOOD & PANEL HAULER
DEBRIS LEVER
ADD A THIRD WHEEL

 

 

 

post & shrub puller          

Components of a WHaTS Post & Shrub Puller: 1 very rugged Universal Frame ~ 1 Long Axle (stailnless steel) ~ 2 high quality Flat Proof Wheels ~ 2 robust High Handles ~ 1 Puller Front (includes chain) ~ quick attach Detent and Lynch Pins.   Note that the videos may show Post & Shrub Pullers with a mix of other components, illustrating the versatility of Wheeled Hand Tool Systems in adapting to your specific needs.  


               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 DECADEs of flawless use

               quick change to numerous other applications      

      

TO ORDER, PLEASE CLICK ON "BUY POST & SHRUB PULLER COMPONENTS" AT THE END OF THIS PAGE OR RETURN TO THE FEATURED APPLICATIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOME PAGE. 

 

The wide forks of the pulling front 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 wrench with rigid jaws has a much higher chance of breaking the stem and leaving the roots intact.  That makes the WHaTS puller the ultimate woody invasive removal tool.  (This photo shows the puller front with a solid plate on the front, however newer versions of the puller front do not have the plate, thus minimizing initial fulcrum down pressure on the roots. Down pressure on the roots increases the difficulty of extraction.)

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 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.  (This photo shows the puller front with a solid plate on the front, however newer versions of the puller front do not have the plate, thus minimizing initial fulcrum down pressure on the roots. Down pressure on the roots increases the difficulty of extraction.)

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 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.  For small trees, two people can work together, each pushing down on a handle and still not risk breaking the WHaTS Post & Shrub Puller!  However with two people levering you will break the chain, so you will want to increase the chain size or use two chains, because two 200 pound people can create up to 4800 pounds of uprooting force!


"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 at ground level. 
  • 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, the two puller arms with notches straddle each side of the object and the desired lifting notches align directly with each side (lowest notches for the most lifting power and the highest notches for the most lifting height)
  • The ends of the chain are then pulled hand tight to each side and dropped into a the corresponding notch pair . 
  • 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 (see above).

 

       cost $777   includes a light chain      FREE SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND MUCH OF cANADA

 

Comparison with Weed Wrench, the most popular jaw and lever shrub puller:  The WHaTS post & shrub puller can generate twice the leverage of the biggest Weed Wrench 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 the largest 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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