Weed wrench for sale
Weed wrench is a manually operated, all-steel tool designed to remove woody plants by uprooting. Powerful jaws with an 18:1 gripping leverage are teamed with a 6:1 leverage for pulling. Proven effective from coast to coast, Weed Wrench is an efficient, safe, selective, permanent means of eliminating unwanted shrubs and sapling trees. Soil disturbance is minimal and desirable plants are unharmed. Persons of ordinary strength can use it effectively after only seconds of familiarization. An important part of Weed Wrench’s success has been that most people find it fun to use!
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The strengths of the four Weed Wrench models have been designed and extensively field tested so each model can uproot any plant up to its maximum jaw capacity without breaking. All materials and workmanship are guaranteed for normal usage. There are four ways we know of (explained in the user information sheet supplied with each tool) that an operator can damage the tool but all are easily avoided and all are fixable. In fact, the all-steel construction of Weed Wrench makes any conceivable damage fixable at any welding shop.
The following information will help you determine if Weed Wrench will work for you and to choose the optimum size for your needs.
Generally, Weed Wrench will uproot any plant if the jaws will fit around the stem, and the tensile strength of the stem or stems exceeds the anchoring strength of the roots.
It will work on
- virtually all woody plants. Jaw placement is easiest on straight vertical stems and becomes more problematic (but not impossible) on multi-stemmed plants or plants that lay flat against the ground.
- some herbaceous plants if the stem is fibrous and tough enough so the roots pull out before the stem is crushed to the breaking point.
- multi-stemmed plants so long as one stem or a bundle of stems can be gripped whose tensile strength exceeds root anchoring strength.
- previously cut off plants as long as a nub of the original stem is accessible.
- wooden tree stakes for re-use.
It will not work on
- soft-stemmed plants.
- plants which grow in a clump like pampas grass.
Some plants Weed Wrench has proven effective against include:
|buckthorn||multiflora rose||honeysuckle||Scotch broom|
|Russian Olive||willow||holly||Brazilian pepper|
Weed Wrench is usually used on plants where uprooting is a positive end to that plant. However, it may be useful for a first-round root removal of a plant like blackberry vine, as long as you understand that there will be follow-up work required as underground root runners send up new growth.
Choosing a Weed Wrench is determined by the maximum diameter of stem you will need to grip. The weight of the tool is an important consideration, and it is usually best to choose a size no larger than is necessary to get the job done. There are two exceptions to the largest-stem-diameter rule. One is if you will be pulling multi-stemmed shrubs, a larger jaw capacity can be useful for gripping bundles of stems. The other is when 95% of the stems you need to grip will fit in a smaller tool’s jaws and only the exceptional plant exceeds that capacity, you may find it preferable to use a lighter model and deal with the exception by some other removal method.
On the other hand, you may like a tool that never takes “no” for an answer. Larger Weed Wrench models have more leverage and pulling power; if the weight doesn’t bother you, you may prefer using one that makes your average target plant jump out of the ground effortlessly. In our experience on volunteer teams, the “heavy” model is best run by larger persons or at least persons with plenty of spunk. The “medium” model can be handled quite well by persons of ordinary strength and stature. The “light” model is easy and fun to use by anyone, including children, while still having an impressive capacity. Of the four models, the larger three are stand-up tools with a jaw-catch feature which holds the jaw open during placement around stems. The “mini” model must be operated from a squatting, kneeling, or sitting position and therefore has no jaw catch feature as it is easier to hold the jaw open by hand. For prolonged use of the “mini” we recommend our “Toadstool” outdoor work seat, a one-legged stool that makes ground-level work much more comfortable. All Weed Wrench sizes have jaws that will close to zero, so they will uproot anything from their maximum jaw capacity down to the smallest plant.
If you have a question about whether the Weed Wrench tool is the right one for the use you have in mind, call us before ordering. We are always glad to share what we’ve learned about plant removal techniques. If we recommend Weed Wrench and you find it unsatisfactory for your needs, you can call us to arrange for return and full refund.
We ship Weed Wrench disassembled, the handle in a long tube and the head in a carton. Assembly requires simply drifting the two pivot pins into place, and snapping in four E-clips to secure them. For shipment outside the US, for bulk shipments, or for rush delivery, please contact us for information.
Weed wrench for sale Weed wrench is a manually operated, all-steel tool designed to remove woody plants by uprooting. Powerful jaws with an 18:1 gripping leverage are teamed with a 6:1 leverage
Compare the Pullerbear to Weed Wrench, Uprooter, Extractigator and then decide if the Pullerbear is right for you! We know it is. but you can judge for yourself. One last point. the only one that you don’t have to put down to finish the pull with your hands.
A quick look at all of the Pullerbear advantages over the competition.
We’d like to order some PullerBears for our Scot’s Broom Free By 33ќ campaign on Whidbey Island:
2 – PullerBear Pro
7 – PullerBear Grip XL
Whidbey Environmental Action Network
7645 Bailey Rd.
Clinton, WA 98236
We previously got a PullerBear Grip XL, an Extractigator, and we already had a Weed Wrench. Our conclusions from comparative field testing:
Weed Wrench – We don’t have one of the “new”ќ Weed Wrenches (Uprooter), so this based on our experience with a well used elderly 4ќ. While totally indestructible, the tendency of the jaws to stick is annoying, though it can be easily dealt with in the field by frequent spraying with Pam. But the lack of the a rockerќ extension on the base, such as Extractigator and PullerBear have, places Weed Wrenches at an obvious mechanical disadvantage.
Extractigator – The (comparative) light weight is nice. The automatically opening jaws (when lifted) are nice. The automatically opening jaws (when lifted) are annoying, since it requires a second step of hand pulling because of the lateral roots frequently present on, e.g., Scot’s Broom or Holly. This feature can be a plus or a minus depending on the situation. The high jaw height (above ground level) is a minus, since it makes dealing with previously mowed bushy Scot’s Broom difficult. We”ll have a few of these in the stable.
PullerBear – The low jaw height (ground level) is very helpful when dealing with previously mowed Scot’s Broom which has re-sprouted and is bushy at the base. And being able to have them permanently labeled is a huge plus, since these will be used at work parties and also made available through a renting/lending library system. Overall, the best for the $$. PullerBears wil be the main work horses in the stable.
Whidbey Environmental Action Network
Preservation Education Restoration
The Pullerbears are a hand held tree pulling tool that will pull invasive and nuisance trees out of the ground with little effort and with the roots.