OX Push Pocket
"OX Push Pocket makes fast work of raising center poles and it's safer too. Several sizes ensure correct fit with all major aluminum and wooden pole brands."
The OX Push Pocket makes the task of pushing center pole more efficient and safer than traditional techniques allow.
A carefully shaped cup mounted on the end of the articulated loader’s arm was designed - and expanded into multiple models - to safely support the bottom of virtually all major wood and aluminum pole tent brands. Once the pole is set in place in the pocket, a single operator can whisk a pole into an upright position in 20 to 30 seconds. We have the size pocket you need for 30’ to 120’ wide commercial pole tents.
OX Push Pocket: Elegant Safety
The OX Push Pocket is a classically simple, but innovative attachment. In fact, it is the first significant new tool for pushing commercial tent poles of virtually any length aluminum pole without a built-in baseplate that is 6” or less in diameter. Not only does it offer a more reliable and rapid way to push poles, it is demonstrably safer as shown in the videos above.
OX Push Pocket: Solutions for these problems
OX Push Pocket solves three problems that for decades have made pushing center poles less efficient and less safe than it should be:
Danger. Assigning several crew members to manually to push a pole requires them to support the weight of both the pole and large amounts of fabric. The bigger the tent, the higher potential there is for losing control.
Physical Demands. Manually pushing a pole is time-consuming and a serious physical test. Few crew members look forward to it.
Jury rigged tools. Using the fork end of an articulated loader to support the base of the center pole is risky because it represents an unstable lifting point where hundreds of pounds of fabric are being supported on the other end. Even when done with caution, if the pole slips off the point, the results can be potentially lethal. Forks almost always damage pole bottoms, requiring expensive replacements.
OX Push Pocket: Benefits
Use OX Push Pocket to achieve:
Speed. OX Push Pocket installs quickly and can push all but the biggest poles in 20-30 seconds.
Efficiency. A single operator replaces up to four people manually pushing a 60’ wide, and up to 10 people on a 100’ wide.
Safety. Risk of injury is greatly reduced when using a properly designed, properly shaped pocket at the boom end of a highly manueverable articulated loader.