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A note from the inventor:

Back in 2000, I made a tool to remove broom and alder trees from my property – without knowing there were any existing tools sold for this purpose. Looking at what needed to be done from a ‘clean slate’, my Mechanical Engineering background (Diploma of Technology, specializing in Machine Design) led me to the cam shape design, where maximum force is applied initially, and as the weed is removed, the force is decreased and the movement is increased. Once I noticed an interest in the uniqueness of the product, The Extractigator was born.

Since we began selling The Extractigator in stores and online, thousands of Extractigators have been sold with 100% customer satisfaction. These incomparable customers are delighted with a “new design” to make effort (and life!) easier. Having previously worked in the steel fabrication business, I make and assemble each Extractigator by hand, insuring quality control.

For those researching pulling devices - I have confidence you will study the designs of all available products, and realize the strengths and weaknesses of each. We believe you get what you pay for and our product has no weaknesses. If you require a quick and easy to use pulling tool, built to last a lifetime and then some, you’ll choose The Extractigator.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Shawn Taylor.

Quality material and quality workmanship makes a quality tool that will last you a lifetime.

About the Rotor Grip and Extractigator Products…

The Rotor Grip and Extractigator are professionally welded and assembled Extractigator jaw component Rotor Grip and Extractigator Handles The Rotor Grip and Extractigator are quality hand made products The Rotor Grip and Extractigator are made from precise plasma cut solid steel The Rotor Grip and Extractigator are tested to insure quality

Once assembled, each Rotor Grip or Extractigator is bench tested

Professionally welded, then cleaned for painting

The Rotor Grip and Extractigator are made from precise plasma cut material

A quick look at how they are made…

The Extractigator was used to remove this Scotch Broom bush

The Extractigator will work on most woody stem plants from paper thin up to 2” in diameter.  The Extractigator Junior is a lighter version of the original Extractigator. The Junior shares the same profile, only is made from thinner material with a shorter handle. The Jaws of the Junior are limited to 1.5” diameter plant, but recommended for plants under 1” in diameter.  If all you have are smaller diameter saplings... the Extractigator Junior will work fine for you!!

The Extractigator BigFoot is an accessory that increases the platform foot print of The Extractigator, assisting with increased leverage while resisting sinking into soil and adding stability. Its Aluminum construction allows for high strength yet is lightweight. It's the perfect solution for sandy, rocky, or super-soft soil conditions!  The BigFoot accessory fits both models!!

How is The Extractigator different from competitor devices?

The answer is in the design. Competitor models are designed in an "L" shape. The pivot (or fulcrum) is a fixed distance from the plant to be removed, and requires a large amount of operator effort at the start of the removal – at an uncomfortable vertical level requiring much physical strength.

The design of the Extractigator is one which has a variable pivot distance, allowing the operator maximum force applied to the plant at the beginning of the pull (when it is needed the most) with the lowest amount of operator effort. The handle is in a position which allows the operator to use body weight as the advantage – not physical strength. As the plant is removed, the pulling distance is increased.

One size is all you need. The jaws open to a full 2”, yet can pull out delicate- stemmed plants such as thistles. The jaws are designed to resist clogging from bark or debris, while still applying full gripping force. The moving components are kept above ground level, thus are not effected by mud and dirt, unlike some competitor devices.

The construction of the Extractigator is of high quality steel, professionally welded with strength and weight as considerations. Grade 8 High Tensile steel bolts with Nylock (self locking) nuts are used as the pivot pins, as they have over 4 times the strength of normal steel.

The Extractigator is fully guaranteed for materials and manufacturing. Each Extractigator is hand made in British Columbia, Canada, and individually inspected before shipping.

That’s why the Extractigator is Extracti-GREAT-ER!

For the technical people...

Competitors' products have up to 6:1 pulling power. That is, if the handle is 60” long, the distance from the plant to the pivot (fulcrum) is 10”. If you apply 10lbs force to the end of the vertical handle, you are applying 60lbs of uprooting force.

The Extractigator begins the pull with a minimum 12:1 ratio, with the handle at a height which allows the operator to use body weight as the pulling force. If the operator applies 10lbs of body weight to the end of the handle, he or she is applying initially 120lbs of uprooting force to the plant. After the initial pull from the ground, less effort is required. The fulcrum distance increases to remove the entire plant. With the minimum 12:1 ratio - If the operator applies 100lbs of body weight to the end of the handle… that’s 1200 lbs of uprooting force!!

Depending on thickness of plant stock, the force applied can be up to 24:1 !
That’s over 4 times the pulling power of competitive models!

The bigfoot accessory will help in removing buckthorn and other problem plants The Extractigator works great at removing Buckthorn Compare the Extractigator The BigFoot accessory helps resist sinking in soft soils