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Root Jack

Get Rid of Unwanted Plants Easily

Brand: Young    Item Number: GO950

$129.00

Backordered. ETA: 05/13/2016

$129.00

Backordered. ETA: 05/13/2016

Description

One of the best tools ever! Quickly and easily uproots big weeds, brush, small trees and shrubs, young manzanita, blackberries, sumac, suckers, broom... no problem! Just position the unwanted plant between the clamps and pull the handle forward.

The jaws, machined from lightweight durable marine aluminum, can grip stems up to 1-½ inches thick. The welded plate-steel blade is great for grubbing out runners and replacing soil and the North American hardwood handle produces a 6 to 1 leverage ratio. Maximum jaw opening is 2".

Features

  • Replacement Parts Available

Characteristics

Country of Origin USA Handle Material Wood
Handle Style Long Brand Young
Country of Origin USA
Handle Material Wood
Handle Style Long
Brand Young

Videos & Articles

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Articles

January 24, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Walnut trees are fruitful and beautiful. I love to sit in the shade of one of my walnut trees and look out over the sloping garden. In our new video Tricia shows you how to care for and prune walnut trees.… read more »
August 15, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Wildfires are racing through the West this summer and gardeners are looking at their yards, wondering how many of their trees and plants are fire-resistant. In our new video about fire safety, Tricia explains… read more »
March 7, 2012 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Ready to start your first vegetable garden? The three essentials for an easy vegetable garden are: Full sun Convenient water supply Good soil Add some basic supplies and you’ll be off and growing.… read more »

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Shipping Information

Up to 5 long handled tools may be combined in a single package, but cannot be combined with other items.

Shipping Weight: 11.00 lbs. Dimensions: 44"L x 11.25"W x 6"H

Reviews

Indispensable!

I yank out deep-rooted plants from Bull Mallow to Bull Thistle to Palo Verde seedlings with my Root Jack. But it helps to remember a few things. First, you need to kind of bang the Root Jack into the stem at a bit of an angle, to make the sides open and grasp it. A bit of a trick. automatic once learned. You may need to hold skinny shoots steady and wiggle the jack onto them. (Still the only sane way to deal with some deep tap-rooted plants!) Some stems are slippery. It may take a few tries to get down to a layer that the Root Jack teeth can grasp. While it's good to have softer soil, some plants are better left dry so the teeth can grip better.
Also, don't forget to take a look at the bottom of the handle once in a while, and oil the hinge parts occasionally so the teeth will open easily. I wish I'd painted my handle pink so I'd have remembered to pick my Root Jack up after I answered the phone and lost it for months. A can of spray paint is a lot cheaper than a new handle. Just the same, ol' RJ has lasted for years and years despite my mistreatment, though I shudder to think of my fate should the handle break before my new one is delivered!

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love it

I bought mine last year and I love it. I use it on trees that tend to grow where I can't let them. It doesn't work on thin green wood. It helps if you water before you try to pull stuff out.

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