Got a mighty mess to pick up? Let the Gator grab it! From leaves to litter, its powerful tooth lined jaws chomp down and hold almost anything. No need to bend and strain - simply grab it, dump it, and you're done! Makes easy work of the toughest yard & garden clean-up task. Great for stables too!
no bending when picking up leaves or yard waste.
Hands out of gunk
helpful with leaves
doesn't stay locked in position keeps shortening during use.
Have a lighter set of these made by another company and can't say these are as good just because they are so heavy made. Most people would love this and I'm sure it's a woman thing. For the man in the house this is a great product that will last doing those heavy jobs. It is a good product and very well made.
I have a very weak back due to a car wreck and cannot bend over for long periods of time. I love to work in my garden and flower beds so this grabber has made my outside working experience so much easier. It is so easy to pick up just about anything now. Product was made very well. I have ordered two of these now and will probably buy another to keep on my garage.
By Belinda, Nebo, NC
This tool is best used to pick up heavy objects &/or to pick up piles. It is not good for picking up 1 item at a time, but it is great for picking up small to large piles. Both arms are adjustible up and down and it is made of durable material. A Great Tool To Have.
By Dee Dee
This is a great, heavy duty grabber for the price. Having destroyed a regular grabber just trying to pick up a wet newspaper, figured I needed something more heavy duty & built to last for outdoors.
This grabber is a beast. It will pick up anything. Rocks, you name it. There is no way it will break.
By Bill, NJ
My neighbors have used this for bagging leaves and they all have purchased the gator grabber. Also used to pickup logs and other debris in yard. One neighbor said it was backordered and she hope to get one when it is back in stock.
By Lynn, Hot Springs, AR
Really helpful, hand, back savings device. Have used it when cleaning the load of leaves in the yard. Had to lift yard sticks and leaves over a fence. Highly recommend it.
Product performs as described. No more sore back when raking leaves. Makes raking much quicker and efficient. Highly recommended and the price is right.
So far the Gator Grabber is working out pretty well. I've had a bit of a problem in keeping the handles from turning once I have tightened them after setting the pole length. The poles simply use twisting motion that tightens the more you turn it to keep the pole adjusted for length. A positive lock or pin of some sort would have been better. I'm working on my turning and twisting technique and how I pivot my arms and body when using them to avoid always unscrewing one pole or the other. It takes some practice and I can get used to it.
I was looking for a solution so I would not have to use a rake and shovel or a rake and broom combo and wrestle with both when trying to pick up bush trimmings or when collecting leaves and sticks/debris in the yard. The scissor action with the poles joined at a center point, as opposed to two independent poles, is sometimes a help and sometimes not. I use one of the grabbers like a rake when trying to tidy up the pile so I have to hold the other grabber out of the way. It comes down to technique I guess. :-)
At first I thought the plastic grabber parts were too small to be useful. But if you get some heavy, dense, or wet material inside the grabber, the load can be a bit heavy. When the poles are extended and you are swinging them around with your arms (like to build a pile of leaves) it can give you a workout! If you are trying to pick up rocks or chunks of debris, the grabbers seems sturdy enough and are able to do a decent job. The grabber is not a replacement for a shovel on a smooth surface, but if collecting loose items to lift and place in a trash container or a bag they work fine. Keeping your load to a modest size and close to you makes it easier, of course. Maybe if the company offered two different styles of grabber heads that would be really helpful - maybe one for leaves and sticks, grass (lite and bulky but not heavy), and the other for dirt, wood chips, stones (more dense or heavy), etc.
The materials of the product itself are durable and seem like they will last (metal poles, rubber/poly grips, sturdy plastic grabbers). I've only had mine for a few weeks so far but am pleased with them especially since the fall is approaching and all those projects in the yard are waiting. I would recommend them if you hate all the bending and stooping over to pick things up for your outdoor yard/garden projects.
By Jif "Technically Speaking", PA
My magnolia tree sheds leaves 365 days a year except for leap year when it sheds for 366 days. I had no idea that this was a constant shedder when I bought and planted the tree. Unfortunately, I planted the tree in my front yard so I try to keep the leaves picked up although admitedly I skip a day now and then. This has been a major nuisance bending over and scooping up the leaves until the Gator Grabber came along. Now I can more easily grab the leaves and dump them into my cart. Still a nuisance but not as major as pre-Gator Grabber. Very handy tool and well worth the price.
By Duffer "Bo", Conyers, GA
Bought this for my husband and my dad for father's day. My husband could not wait to get out and start picking up leaves. Works great. Took him half the usual time and saved on his back. He can not wait till the fall. Down side was shipping took forever and did not receive this till after fathers day even though I had ordered it 2 weeks prior. I am still glad we got it but allow PLENTY of extra time if you take the free shipping option. Is a great tool and well made. I am still glad I purchased this for the 2 great men in my life.
This tool is a lifesaver for picking up leaves, and is very compact for easy storage between uses. Highly recommended for anything you don't want to bend over to pick up, or touch directly.
By Fry, Augusta, GA
Great construction. Adjustable handles make for great added bonus feature. A great help to any avid gardener to prevent unnecessary stooping during fall clean ups. I gave it as a gift and the recipient loved it! Lightweight and durable construction. I was very pleased with this purchase!!
Heavy duty tool for leaves, stones, logs, you name it picker upper.
Back saving tool for picking up leaves during fall cleanups.
By Captain Ron
Can't believe manufacturer not making this anymore. Excellent for picking up lots of brush without bending.
By Book Lover, Lenox, MA
Such a simple gardening tool, but so handy to use when tidying up your yard. After ambitiously deadheading multiple rhodies and lilacs, I simply raked together a loose pile, scooped them with the Gator Grabber, and easily released them into the garden cart. No bending down, no trying to work a rake under the pile, no clumsy attempts to try to make two rakes act as a scoop and clamp. A wonderful back saver that will make Autumn leaves much simpler to deal with. Wish I had invented this thing!
By Mama Grand, Olympia, WA
This grabber is great, couldn't do without it now. Big help in yard work. Very heavy duty. Length is just right. You can even pick up heavy rocks, ect. with this. I would reccomend this to anyone.