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Old 09-11-2008, 07:08 PM
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Shovel Holder

I am looking for a shovel holder for my excavator. Soething that will hold a short D handled tile spade. Can't find anything that will work. Have tried greas gun holders, but the shovel handle is too small. What else works? I guess if all else fails that I can get some of the state dot workers :-)!
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:19 PM
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a small peice of steel pipe bolted or welded on
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:35 PM
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I always ram a shovel behind the boom mount or in the radiator compartments, but a mini is a machine that is tricky.

Best guess is a weld on plate with an elongated hole for the shovel end and a hook on the other end, and use a bungee cord (also with welded on eyelets) to secure it. Look at a website that specializes in outfitting equipment for forest fire work, they have all kinds of neat gizmo's.

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http://www.columbussupply.com/products/?productid=376
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:40 PM
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we use the sharp shooter shovels ( narrow trench shovel). I just throw it in between the right boom cylinder and the tool box, there like a 4" gap and it fits perfect. 6 years and 5000 hours and it ain't fell out yet.
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:50 PM
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How about a pair of Quick Fist clamps?
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:17 AM
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We just welded to hooks on the frame of our backhoes and the shovels hung off them...not sure if that'd do on the trackhoe...
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:33 AM
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I second the DOT workers....or a couple of guys that WERE employed by my company!
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:38 AM
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cut the plastic handle off and use a piece of 2" PVC pipe bolted onto somewhere with U-bolts...or keep it in the truck
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