December 27, 2021 2 min read
Back pain and injuries cost U.S. employers an average of $1,685 per employee each year in lost productivity.
Attempting to pull stakes out of the ground is a notorious cause of back injuries among construction workers. An employer could hire a Bobcat or hydraulic system to handle the task, but as budgets get tighter this option has become increasingly unattractive.
Stake pullers offer a solution to both of these problems. They are lightweight, easy-to-use tools that help construction workers prevent injuries.
Keep reading to learn about how stake pullers work and how they can benefit your projects.
One of the most important reasons to use a stake puller is that it's an affordable way to prevent workplace injuries.
While the purpose of stakes is to stay securely in the ground to anchor other structures, it can be difficult or impossible to remove them by hand. Concrete in particular requires a tool to extricate stakes.
Injuries can also result from a fall or slip caused by a stake quickly and unexpectedly coming loose while the worker was exerting a lot of force on it.
Using a post puller makes this type of work easier and safer. Additionally, post pullers can speed up the completion time of a project, due to reduced time struggling with stubborn stakes.
You can also be confident about the quality and durability of your tools, thanks to Construction Accessories, Inc.'s one-year warranty on their products.
Stake pullers come in different designs, customized to specific purposes. The size of the mouth needs to match the size of the stake you're removing.
Concrete stake pullers remove stakes without damaging the freshly laid concrete.
T fence post pullers and sign post pullers aid workers in removing fence components and are also available in taller options to eliminate the need to bend over to pull posts out. Some types are specifically designed to be lightweight to allow for easy carrying when you need to remove stakes spread out over a long distance. These are especially useful on farms.
Tent stake pullers can pull stakes out of any surface without damaging the surface or bending the stake, allowing you to reuse them. Ground rods and drive rods come straight out of the ground when you use JackJaw® stake pullers.
Most stake pullers make use of simple leverage to maximize the amount of force a user can apply.
A stake puller with a 16-to-one mechanical advantage means that it helps you exert 16 times the amount of force on a stake than you could without it. The user pulls towards himself and downwards so that the stake puller redirects the force upwards.
They work best on firm surfaces such as concrete or densely packed earth. Soft earth or sand make it difficult to anchor, so you can place down a flat piece of wood or sheet metal to distribute the force.
If you're looking for an economical way to save money and prevent injuries at work, invest in a stake or post puller.
Construction Accessories, Inc. is an Ohio-based company with years of experience in the industry. Contact us today to learn more about how stake pullers can benefit your business.
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