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solid steel shovels

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by tthomass, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Anybody get them online? I've looked around a few places. Nurseries want $50+

  2. they are not cheap but you won't need to buy another either.

    oh yeah try. http://amleo.com/
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2010
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    AM Leonard. I bought steel handled spades from them about 10(+) years ago. Paid a heck of a lotta money for them. Other than 1 or 2 disappearing - we haven't had to replace one yet........
  4. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 585

    Yep, AM Leonard. These things will last a lifetime.
  5. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    the spade will wear out before a knucklehead can break them. they are the only shovel we buy.
  6. loupiscopolandscaping

    loupiscopolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    id like 1 for shrub removal only.lol i hate how wooden shafts only allow minimal presure for "popping" roots. solid steel seems great!
  7. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    You can also get long handled spades made of all steel that are great for prying on roots and other stuff. lol!

    We pay $55 for our metal D spades made by wolverine

    I love these shovels except when you hit a rock and it feels like your hand is going to shatter.
  8. scagtiger

    scagtiger LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Posts: 173

    We use the wolverines and pay about $55 for them also.. ive been getting ours from jd landscapes... we have 3 and getting ready to buy a few more
  9. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    we have one that my wife picked up that we call the punisher. its about 13 pounds makes a bad ass prybar. used it to install granite steps the other day great for sliding them into place.
  10. neighborguy

    neighborguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    I agree with everyone above. The results justify the cost. They are the only thing I need to remove the root balls from shrubs. I have also seen them run over by trucks and still function well. All that said, they come with a 5 year contractor guarantee, nuff said.

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