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What are you not putting up with this year.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by KG26, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 316

    Our shovels get broken long before they wear down that much.
     
  2. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 975

    That shovel is about 13 years old. It was actually looking pretty good up until a couple years ago when I accidentally clipped it with the mower. Forgot I had the blade engaged as I was driving the mower up in to the truck, and it just mangled the snot out of the shovel. Had to smash the tip back with a sledge hammer, but it still does its job alright.
     
  3. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 316

    I wish I could get 3 years let alone 13
     
  4. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,762

    I'd be happy with 3 months :laugh:
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    if you are breaking shovels that quick then you are throwing cash away. get the metal handled shovels.
     
  6. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,762

    We usually bend the shovels doing mulch. I don't think $100 a year is going to break the budget ;)
     
  7. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    you underestimate how poor i am

    :laugh:

    how the heck do you bend a shovel doing mulch? gotta stop buying from walmart man
    lol
     
  8. JimMarshall

    JimMarshall LawnSite Senior Member
    from NW PA
    Messages: 316

    Our plastic ones crack pretty easy. We get 2 years or so out of the aluminum ones.
     
  9. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,762

    :weightlifter: We have one metal shovel but after 4 hours of spreading mulch your arms feel like jello. We went to the aluminum ones and buy 3-4 a year.
     
  10. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    how are the poly ones as far as weight go?
     

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