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buying irrigation shovels

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by b-green, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. b-green

    b-green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Does anyone know of a good quality shovel that can be bought online or what website to look at. Most of the shovels are cheap and end up breaking in just a few months of use.
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. Mjtrole

    Mjtrole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    We use the 6" wide trench shovels through jdl, they are green w/yellow fiberglass handles have had a half dozen of them for about 3 yrs now. They are great unless they get run over by equipment.
  5. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. justgeorge

    justgeorge LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    I use steel D-handled shovels I got thru JDL. Can't find a link to it though and the label is peeled off. First one is over 2 years old and has a good 5 years left. Indestructible. It was pricey though, $52.

  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    I like the 4" kenyon trench shovel like in Purp's link. The one I had and left in the van at my last gig was over 4 years old. The one before that was a wood handle I had for almost 6 years.
  9. Mad Estonian

    Mad Estonian LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Structron for me too, broke one shovel 2 or 3 years ago now, like Bobw says, just take it back to the distributor and there's a new one in your hand right away, no receipt or anything.
  10. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,444

    thats pretty cool.

    ive had a brand called 'Dottie' made of solid plastic type material. not hollow like fiberglass, so if it gets run over it wont break.

    i havent had much luck with fiberglass handled shovels and rakes, i think their durability is severly overrated.

    alot of my shovels are wooden, they last a year or two, and those replacement handles arent cheap!

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