Shovel Holder

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by wanabe, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    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 :)!
  2. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 348

    a small peice of steel pipe bolted or welded on
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    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.

  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    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.
  5. TriHonu

    TriHonu LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

  6. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    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...
  7. Summit L & D

    Summit L & D LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    I second the DOT workers....or a couple of guys that WERE employed by my company!
  8. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    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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