View Full Version : Debris pickup tool

01-28-2001, 07:11 PM
Does anyone here use one of those grabber arms to pickup garbage and debris. If so, where do you get them? There is so much trash and debris on my comm. properties and it's a lot of bending over. Is there a certain kind that is better than the other? Thanks for any help.

01-28-2001, 07:18 PM
I have 2 of them. One came from a medical supply store, it has a clawed end on it and works well for most trash. My dealer also sells the longer ones with the suction cups on them. In my opinion I can use the smaller one better than the big one, maybe it's because I'm used to it. Call around, shouldn't be too hard to find one.

David Hickerson
01-28-2001, 07:22 PM
Gemplers.com, They sell between $20&$25. If youcan not find it on the web site have them send you the catalog at know charge.

Will be ordering one next week

01-28-2001, 07:28 PM
Thanks, guys.

01-28-2001, 07:36 PM
Last week I saw some at K-Mart but didn't see the price

Eric ELM
01-28-2001, 07:45 PM
My dealer also sells the one with the suction cup for around $20.00 and they come in different lengths. The long one is nice for picking up while staying on a ZTR. It will pick up heavy bottles. :)

lawrence stone
01-28-2001, 07:49 PM
I never leave home without one.


Eric ELM
01-28-2001, 07:58 PM
I can't find your grabber Larry, but I do see the JRCo rake brackets on board. Where do you have it stored at on that picture?

01-28-2001, 09:29 PM
I never saw a wb with lights before, I guess cutting a night would make my customers pretty mad (LMAO)

01-28-2001, 09:42 PM
Looks to me like it is in the tube infront of the handlebars.

01-28-2001, 10:29 PM
Cantoo, I think your are right. It's in front of the bars, in that tube. Hey, maybe this is like that kids magazine where you have to try and find hidden objects in a picture.LOL

Randy Scott
01-28-2001, 10:39 PM
I can't believe I remember this, but that magazine was called "Highlights" wasn't it. You know, the ones in the doctors or dentists office. What a bunch of useless knowledge in my head.

01-28-2001, 11:32 PM
.... I think AM Leonard and MOWMORE or Mowerparts catalogs have them also.

Or you could make your own like the prisoners use with the nail at the end.

Davis TLC
01-29-2001, 12:30 AM
I almost missed the grabber, yeah it is in the tube in front of the handlebars. Must get dark early up in the PA hills.

01-29-2001, 12:35 AM
I have two one 36" and one 54" both came from Northern Tool. Never use the 54" cause it's too long. The 36" stays on my Exmark EPS because it's to tall for me to lean over to pick up foreign objects. It will pick up anything that will fit between the two suction cups. Great investment for around $20. I also use it some times for picking up limbs while dragging a tarp.

01-29-2001, 01:07 AM
This is a link to one called a nifty nabber, its the best i have seen. http://www.jani-mart.com Just do a search on nifty nabber and it will pull up a couple. Hope this helps.

[Edited by jasonp on 01-29-2001 at 12:09 AM]

Craig Turf Management
01-29-2001, 04:51 AM
HOME DEPOT 20.00 and worth every penny.

01-29-2001, 08:41 AM
Guys, again thank you for taking time to respond.

lawrence stone
01-29-2001, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by Davis TLC
I almost missed the grabber, yeah it is in the tube in front of the handlebars. Must get dark early up in the PA hills.

The light is a 55W h3 flood that I drilled a hole in the back of the case and mounted a toggle switch. It is wired direct to the battery with a in line fuse.

The light stand is just a bit of steel painted toro red and mounted to an exsisting hole in the deck.

I keep extra fuses and h3 bulbs in my glove box.

If need be I can cut all nite long in a industrial park setting.

Working till midnite 4 hours 4 days a week gives you the ability to work 2 more full days a week.

If you know that you will be rained out the next day you need to get as much done as possible the day b/4.

01-29-2001, 11:57 AM
I was waiting for stones infamous picture to pop up here... I know tractor supply and quality farm and fleet have them as well..

01-29-2001, 03:46 PM
Boy Stone, now thats a real piece of work-just kidding.
I think OSHA would love to see that bungee strap holding the discharge chute back, too. :)
I put lights on my Z last fall to help with eastern standard time; I'll have to post it sometime.

01-29-2001, 04:03 PM
I did go out today and buy a trash/debris pickup tool. Like so many other pieces of equipment I have purchased, this is another one I wonder how I did without. Thanks again.

02-06-2001, 09:37 AM
trash pick up tool
old golf club take off head put a sharp point on it and go around poking trash