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Thread: Tent Peg Puller

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    Default Tent Peg Puller

    Camping in Black soil country has its trials.
    The first one is getting the tent pegs out at the end of the weekend.
    Last weekend we were at North Star NSW.
    My 17 year old son and I had to lift as hard as we could together to extract the pegs from the ground.
    I tested the same pegs at home in our soil and could not move them exerting a force of 45 kilos.
    I decided to fabricate a Tent Peg Puller to solve this problem.
    Cost for materials was $20.00 and took an hour of labour.
    This puller will lift 66 kilos of weight for a 10 kilo effort.
    Tested it at home and it rips the pegs out of the ground.

    Ji
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    Grip it and Rip it

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    Cool, how flat does it fold down?

    Not a fan of plastic stakes in that kind soil though. I would Fab some aluminum ones or steel if weight isn't an issue.

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    Hi Joe,
    The pivot bolt has a wing nut so I will just pull it a part each time as it takes seconds to assemble.
    I put it in the canvas tent peg bag so it will not get lost or left behind.

    Those plastic pegs hold in Black Soil let me tell you.
    They cost $5.00 each.
    Even driving them in is an effort.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    Looks good.

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    Default Tent Peg Puller

    Cool

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    Thank you for the kind words.

    Ji
    Grip it and Rip it

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    Cool!
    Professional firefighter (retired). Amateur everything else I try to do...
    Oh yeah: GO BIG RED!

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    nice! you could even pull ''T'' posts with that.

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    We call them Star Pickets.
    I have seen backhoes pull them out of the ground.
    Some times even backhoes struggle.
    There is a scaled up model made of steel that they sell here for picket recovery.
    The compression strut on mine is only 1 foot long.

    Ji

    Grip it and Rip it

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    We used the plastic ones simular to those when i was in the boy scouts. I always had to pull them back out with a stick or hatchet for leverage. Only about 25% survived the second use. When in high school I made alum ones and the plastic ones stayed on the trailer after that collecting dust. I'm sure if we had a cool puller like that more plastic ones would have survived.

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