Unbreakable transfer shovels?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by theguynextdoor, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I keep buying those transfer shovels from home depot or lowes. The ones with the big gray scoop and short handle. They are $25 a piece and they never last longer than a month. Anyone know of a similar type shovel that won't break so fast or where I can order some in bulk at a cheap price?
  2. Dontpush421

    Dontpush421 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Yea those shovels never last very long not even for mulch, nut my mom has had one for several years that she uses to shovel saw dust for her horse I guess thats what they are ment for, but I have seen metal ones, never used one though. around here in Pittsburgh they have them at daniels discount hardware but it is a small place doubt if they even have a website but they might?
  3. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,533

    You can get them made of aluminum.
  4. pconley

    pconley LawnSite Member
    from ME
    Messages: 42

    Try A.M. Leonard catalog, or amleo.com. They have these one piece poly scoops. They are a little more money but guaranteed for life.
  5. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Thanks for the info, I'll check those out. The aluminum ones didn't last long either, they just bend.
  6. birdman0494

    birdman0494 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    i think i have a ridgid or ryobi shovel its strong!
  7. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    Check a feed store we have had some for at least two seasons the Aluminum ones and they are still good someone must be tough on tools.
  8. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    i have an aluminum one (i think its a true temper)... came from lowes and its holding up great.... i mostly use it for mulch but ive used it for river rock also...
  9. Johnson LCO

    Johnson LCO LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    I have an old school one that is a coal shovel. Thing weighs a lot but is over 80 years old and still holding strong. I bought a plastic one cause it was so much lighter but went back to the coal shovel after it broke. I guess they dont make tools like they used to.
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I've got an aluminum Grain/feed scoop, and have never broke one.

    I can remember growing up scooping corn in bins, and the only time we threw one away is when they would get ground down from all the scooping. I still could probably go back home and find a couple that have been around for 20 years or so.

    If they are getting broke, then you or your employees are too hard on them.

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