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Old 01-12-2018, 07:13 PM
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Default Long handled digger that is light?

My half size shovel with D handle broke when I was prying on frozen ground. I also have a ground shark shovel and just don't use it because it is too long and heavy.

Any suggestions for a lightweight shovel that is also strong? I'm calling it a shovel, don't know what the proper term is.

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:33 AM
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No answers, never mind.

I just ordered a Lil Digger off EBay, 39.95 and no shipping. 29 inches and a D handle more like what I'm used to.

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Sorry nobody answered, many just click the New Post button to refresh all, versus just cruising one subforum, bad news is on a busy day, most threads can get buried quickly.

Good luck with your little digger. I modified a trenching shovel years ago, but if im working yards and parks I still prefer the Sampson. But since I cut the blade about 1 inch wider and 2 inches longer, I do choose that one for the fields and woods.

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Old 01-13-2018, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Big Treble View post
Sorry nobody answered, many just click the New Post button to refresh all, versus just cruising one subforum, bad news is on a busy day, most threads can get buried quickly.

Good luck with your little digger. I modified a trenching shovel years ago, but if im working yards and parks I still prefer the Sampson. But since I cut the blade about 1 inch wider and 2 inches longer, I do choose that one for the fields and woods.
I understand why you would prefer the modified trenching shovel in the woods and fields. It would be a lot faster than making a little plug like some of the shovels are designed to do. The ground shark takes 6 digs in a circle for a larger plug so you end up with a flower shaped plug.

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