Woody Plant Puller
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!
WEED WRENCH is exclusively available factory-direct from:
|Jaw Capacity||Up to 2.5"||Up to 2"||Up to 1.5"||Up to 1" stem|
|Height||62 inches||53 inches||44 inches||24 inches|
|Weight||24 lbs||17.5 lbs||11.5 lbs||5.25 lbs|
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
It will not work on
Some plants Weed Wrench has proven effective against
|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.
The Weed Wrench Company
P.O. Box 512
Grants Pass, OR 97528
Customer Email: email@example.com
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