Showman’s Show – Tent Stake Puller Intro

Showman's Show 2015

JackJaw Booth at The Showman’s Show

Showman's Show 2 2015

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JackJaw® Tent Stake Puller Introduction – A New Exhibitor’s Experience

For several years, our UK customers and colleagues from the tent industry, have been telling me that we should be demonstrating the JackJaw® tent stake puller at The Showman’s Show in Newbury.  They were right!  This year at The Showman’s Show, we introduced our JackJaw® models JJ0302 and JJ0502 tent stake pullers and our JJ0313 Load Cell equipped tent stake holding power tester to hundreds of marquee hire company owners.  Judging from the sales at the show, and nearly 80 “intend to buy” comments from those who stopped to see and participate in the demos, the show was a resounding success for JackJaw®.

We also announced the appointment of Essential Supplies as a distributor for our Tent Stake puller line.  Simon James and his very capable crew at Essential Supplies demonstrated the stake puller to many of their existing customers from their booth as well.   Nearly all those who watched the demo commented that the JackJaw® tent stake puller was the best one that they had ever seen!

We will be back, next year at The Showman’s Show 2016!   Thanks to all who stopped to see us.

Review the full line of JackJaw tent stake pullers at our website. JackJaw Tent Stake Pullers

For more information on our tent stake pullers, contact Bob Anderson at 937-609-8937 or email

JackJaw® JJ0500 Sign Post Extractor Does Double Duty!

by Robert Anderson

July 9, 2015

David Brand, Madison County Ohio Engineer, saw the JackJaw® sign post puller at the NACE Conference and Trade Show in Daytona in April 2015. He needed a better way to pull U-Channel type street sign posts, but was fascinated with reports that the same JackJaw® pullers would also pull guard rail I-beam type posts.   In May he arranged a demonstration with Bob Anderson, President of Construction Accessories, Inc. in Waynesville Ohio, and manufacturer of the patented JackJaw® line of pullers, to try out the new method of extraction. He was pleasantly surprised!

Two of his field guys spent more than 25 minutes pounding a test guard rail post into the ground behind the engineering facility, using a tractor mounted pile driver. Then, two other members of the Madison County field crew used two JackJaw® model JJ0500 pullers, working together on opposite diagonal corners of the beam, to pull the 4 x 6 I-beam type post out of the ground.   It took them about 3 minutes to do the job!   He was sold.   He purchased two JackJaw® pullers for his crew.

The JackJaw® Model JJ0500 was designed for big jobs and tough conditions. It features 28 to 1 leverage, meaning, that when you push down on the handle with 100 lbs. of force,JJ0500 handle extended pulling stop sign you get an upwards force of 2800 lbs. on the sign post (or guard rail post).   It is a favorite with the Ohio DOT and highway sign contractors all over the country.   This unit actually does triple duty – as it also pulls ground rods!

Since the introduction of the JackJaw® sign post puller at the APWA Public Works Expo in 2010, nearly 2,500 JackJaw® sign post pullers are in use every day in North America in the hands of very happy customers.   JackJaw® sign post pullers have proven to be the easiest, quickest and safest way to pull sign posts, guard rail posts, and ground rods out of the ground.

Construction Accessories, Inc. is the manufacturer of the patented JackJaw® line of extractors, which includes more than 40 different models for the seven industries that they serve: Construction, Public Works, Tent Rental, Farming/Fencing, Erosion Control, Soil Stabilization and Public Utilities.   All of our products are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. (except for the JJ0203).

For more information contact Bob Anderson at 937-609-8937 or Additional information, customer reviews and product videos are available on the website,

The JackJaw Load Cell Option from Construction Accessories Inc.

What is the holding power of your stakes? The JackJaw Load Cell option can tell you!

Safety of the tent installations has always been foremost in the tent rental industry. This year, tent rental companies can now have peace of mind, knowing that their stakes have the holding power that exceeds the recommendations of the manufacturers of the tents in his inventory.

The JackJaw® Tent Stake Extractor with Load Cell option, designed and manufactured by Construction Accessories, Inc., allows tent rental companies toA JackJaw unit with the load cell option directly measure the holding force of test stakes that were located around their job site. The new modelJackJaw® stake puller works like the thousands of JackJaw® tent stake pullers that have become the standard in the industry over the past 5 years, except that this one directly measures the pulling force that is required to pull the stake, and records the peak force on the digital readout. A proven and tested electronic load cell is incorporated into the new JackJaw® stake puller, and it reads exactly one half of the total load being placed on the test stake.

To test your stakes holding power, turn on the recording unit, and simply grab the test stakes with the jaws, as you would with any of your JackJaw stake pullers, and push JJ0302 with JackJaw Load Cell close updown on the handle of the stake puller. Then, double the reading and record the values on the site plan, to make a permanent record. In the photo shown, the digital read out shows a Peak value of 460 lbs. These readings are measurements of the force in only one side of the JackJaw stake puller, so they have to be doubled to get the actual force required to pull the stake out of the ground. So, the readings correspond to hold forces of 920 lbs. Since the tent ropes or straps apply force to the stakes at an angle of 30 to 45 degrees off vertical, the real holding power of the stakes should be significantly (20 to 30%) higher than the force required to pull the stakes straight out of the ground. In other words, the tension in the tent ropes or straps tend to pull the stakes sideways through the ground, and the ground is providing more resistance.

Doing a test on test stakes on job sites allows the rental company to show customers, insurance companies and tent manufacturers that they were diligent in testing the holding power of the stakes, and, when necessary, adjusting the staking plan for the tent if the ground is soft. This keeps the operation as safe as possible for customers and employees. It also helps to keep insurance premiums down by preventing losses.

The new Load Cell option for the JackJaw® is patent pending, and is available from Construction Accessories, Inc. For more information, contact Bob Anderson at 937-609-8937 or email