Reasons to use Slammer tools
Originally designed for removing bamboo, the Slammer tool can be used for a wide variety of tasks saving time and money in labour intensive industries. It is an efficient and inexpensive manual option to heavy machinery equipment or herbicide use. It is extremely effective for tree-planting, riparian planting (flax and bamboo especially), transplanting and the control of evasive weeds.
You will find it extremely useful if you work in any of the following industries:
Lifestyle block owners
Government Departments such as Local Councils and D.O.C
Slammer tools can be used for a huge variety of tasks and the list keeps growing:
- Digging deep holes
- Breaking tough soil
- Planting trees
- Dividing plants
- Breaking concrete and ice
- Construction and demolition
- First response/rescue
- Removing boxing
- Aerating soil
- Moving sod
- Splitting wood
- Digging Post holes
- Trenching and irrigation
- Winching out cars/boats
- Driving pegs in hard ground
- Removing tiles and lino
- Scrub and weed removal
- Quartering dead food-meat animals
- Quartering pumpkins
- Slicing through frozen pet food
- Hammock supports
- Fishing pole holder
- Sun Parasol/Umbrella holder
- Boat mooring
- Slack Line
- Sling shot
Let us know if you discover any other good uses for your Slammer tools.
Industry sectors that can benefit from using Slammer tools:
Government Deparments such as Local Councils and D.O.C
Lifestyle Block owners
4WD Vehicle Recovery
Use the Winch Plate for soft soils. Dig out the area the plate will be placed with the Slammer. Slam the Slammer in behind the plate so that the shackle/winch rope is attached to the Slammer.
TIP: Weigh down cable so if it breaks it will not go through the vehicle's windscreen.
Anchor Point / Deadman for Heavy Loads
The Slammer is very strong, but only as strong as the ground it is driven into. The blade must be perpendicular to the load being pulled. Angle the Slammer away from load and drive deep for hard soils. TIP: Remove by rocking Slammer side to side with blade to work out of hole. If stuck, lift the male part of Slammer out to gain more leverage.
As the Slammer blade is narrow it works best on hard wood. It can get jammed on soft wood. Choose straight pieces for splitting and kindling. Instead of putting wood on a block, put wood on a hard surface with a piece of plywood underneath, then step up so that the Slammer blade is level with your feet when it is on top of the wood round.
Split from the outside using the blade with the grain for large rounds and in half for small rounds.
TIP: Get an old tyre. Put around wood so that as the wood splits it stays standing to be split again.
Fishing Pole / Umbrella Holder
'Slam' the Slammer into the ground. Remove the inner bar. Use the pipe of the lower section of the Slammer as a stand to hold your fishing pole or umbrella.