Truck drivers have the 3rd highest rate of occupational injury.

Commercial truck drivers are highly vulnerable to  shoulder and back injuries.

“…shoulder injuries were the second most common driver injury, but, even more important, it took longer to heal, cost more downtime, and often required more extensive treatments than back problems.”*

“The reason we think that they (shoulder injuries) take much longer to get over is because a lot of them require surgery. They’re going to involve either a rotator cuff tear or perhaps involve a labral tear or both.”*

*Kahaner, Larry 19 Jan. 2018.

Yanker Tool helps minimize the risk of driver injury


The Yanker Tool is a refined, engineered and patented tool. This release puller, or pin puller, opens the Jost 5th wheel safely and effortlessly.

Levered between the Jost handle and the truck frame, the driver turns the Yanker handle just like a key. This is an ergonomic, easy, and clean way to reduce injury.

The Yanker works on all other 5th wheels too.

Stop ergonomically hazardous bending, crouching, and straining.

Stop extended range motion.

Stop pulling dynamic weight loads far beyond OSHA recommendations.

Stop repetitive motion stresses that cause costly catastrophic injury.

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A Few Reviews

Works great and build quality is amazing. Easy to use on my Jost 5th wheel
Works great even on regular fifth wheels.
This works amazing on my JOST fifth wheel . It’s is super sturdy , well worth the money . No more aching shoulder from pulling the pin 10 times a day .
This works great with the Jost 5th wheel. The turn key motion pulls it out and lifts it over. Great for my husband that has hurt his shoulder by hand pulling it. Thank you very much. Very good company to deal with. We have recommended this to all of our truck driving friends and the company my husband works for.
I’m a 7 year truck driver and this product is amazing! I double drop and hook 8 times a day and my shoulder started feeling the wear and tear before I purchased this puller. I can now use 2 arms instead of 1 and release the fifth wheel from a comfortable position. People complain about the price and I don’t know why, it’s worth every penny.
Husband had a different brand prior to use but it was difficult to use. Ordered this one and literally took him just a couple of seconds to unlock trailer from truck! The tool is easy to use and very well made! Very happy with purchase!
Bought this to help me pull my fifth wheel. Was tired of getting dirty. After figuring out how to use it, it works perfect. Glad I got it.
Love that it comes in handy since i use it for my truck.. dislike the price but its worth it!!!
I am a local driver who does 5 to 8 drop & Hooks per night. My company got new 2019 trucks equiped with the Jost safety catch fifth wheel release mechanism which requires the puller handle to be pulled out a little then picked up and moved to the left all the while you are between the trailer and the truck with a very unnatural movement. This movement was hurting my shoulder, which had been injured previously, causing me to be in pain for most of my shift. I bought the Yanker Tool XHD Fifth Wheel Pin Puller and found the process was so simple for pulling the puller handle and the whole process takes about 5 seconds. I also want to thank Yanker Tools for their prompt shipping and was so great on the phone. For anyone working with the Jost safety catch fifth wheel you cannot go wrong by having the Yanker Tool Puller to save you time, frustration, and possible injury to your shoulder.
When I received my order, on the invoice there was a hand written note thanking me for the order. the note went on to say that "your going to love this tool". I must say I use this tool 3-8 times a day, and find myself saying... I love this tool. This has been best investment I have made in a long time [ other than a rain coat... I live in the pacific northwest]. Worth the money spent for anyone having to deal with a fifth wheel of any kind. Thank you Yanker Tools great product.

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