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Old 04-19-2019, 08:56 PM
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Default Traded for a nice predator shovel yesterday.

I really like this one.
I think its a ranger predator shovel. Model 65
It digs real good.


Heres a video done by predator tools I think showing my shovel.
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Overall length 35.5
Not very heavy for how sturdy built.
https://www.predatortools.com/collec...odel-65-ranger

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Old 04-22-2019, 07:56 AM
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Never used a D handle, that thing looks hungry just sitting there.
Thinking of a lady bug or barracuda for the wife.

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Old 04-23-2019, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by campnagle View post
Never used a D handle, that thing looks hungry just sitting there.
Thinking of a lady bug or barracuda for the wife.
Used it today.
Getting down to 9 deep real easy.
Will wait for even drier ground and see easy it digs.

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Old 04-23-2019, 10:27 AM
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Thats a good lookin digger TNSS.

Originally Posted by campnagle View post
Thinking of a lady bug or barracuda for the wife.
I use a Barracuda and like it a lot. Blade length is a good compromise between the Sampson and Ranger.

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Old 04-24-2019, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Rattlehead View post
Thats a good lookin digger TNSS.


I use a Barracuda and like it a lot. Blade length is a good compromise between the Sampson and Ranger.
Thanks.

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Old 04-27-2019, 12:13 AM
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Thumbs up Nice Shovel TNSS

It has the same blade as mine , just a bit different https://www.predatortools.com/collec...del-35-piranha , 40 inches long T handle PS your's is missing pad's, you need 2 one for each side , they are singles' 10 bucks a piece total 20, 4 bucks for them to ship it to you , 24.00 total happy hunting.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Surf Master View post
It has the same blade as mine , just a bit different https://www.predatortools.com/collec...del-35-piranha , 40 inches long T handle
Used mine today. Can dig a BIG deep plug QUiCK.
Handy when relic hunting with Nox.

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Old 04-27-2019, 12:18 AM
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Default Dang bro

I wouldn't want to have a dual with you, id loose , i edited my post , get 2 pad's before your foot slides off and you need stitches, ya they are bad a--, i wouldn't want to hit an electric line , My 31 Sampson's are getting time out

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Old 04-27-2019, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Surf Master View post
I wouldn't want to have a dual with you, id loose , i edited my post , get 2 pad's before your foot slides off and you need stitches, ya they are bad a--, i wouldn't want to hit an electric line , My 31 Sampson's are getting time out
Naw I wont get any pads.
Tell you what though.
I wonder if the foot holds were cleaned real well, sanded some and put some spray on rhino liner on. Wont get the extra weight pads add by doing.

Might have to reapply every 6 month since or so. No biggie.

Anyone else tried, reckon??

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Old 04-27-2019, 01:00 PM
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Steel backed , hard rubber , each pad comes with the wright size bolt and a lock not, perfect fit, bolt wright on each side, for you 20 bucks is worth it, a few more oz's isn't a big difference , pays off when your foot doesn't slip off slicing up your inner calf , , Dave i bet you have Firestone tires on your truck howboutit
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Old 04-28-2019, 09:28 PM
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I want one, LOL.

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Old 04-28-2019, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Surf Master View post
Steel backed , hard rubber , each pad comes with the wright size bolt and a lock not, perfect fit, bolt wright on each side, for you 20 bucks is worth it, a few more oz's isn't a big difference , pays off when your foot doesn't slip off slicing up your inner calf , , Dave i bet you have Firestone tires on your truck howboutit
Nope, have general tires on my truck.
Used shovel again today. I love it.

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Old 04-28-2019, 11:35 PM
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Your foot slip's off and the inside of your calf need's stitches , tell the nurse to say Surf Master for every stitch , hard head , you TN guy's are something else No Pain No Gain , or 2x10+4 =24.00 https://www.predatortools.com/collec...oducts/footpad
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:36 AM
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Default Mine is a bit old and rusty, still great!

I got this same shovel with the T handle about 4 years ago. I use it for Metal Detecting and field work (Im a biologist and delineate wetlands and need to see soils). When I first got it, there was a bad weld where the shovel met the handle. Luckily, I have a nice welder and did the repair without spending another $60 to ship it back and forth. My shovel is now pretty rusty, but still a great digger. I use it for areas with deep targets. I rarely have shorts on so slicing my calf is not a concern. I also rarely step on the blade. I just put my weight on it and saw a plug with a plunging motion. Much easier that using the Lesche. 4 years and no stitches yet and no close calls. Not sure how you would be using it and get sliced.

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Old 05-04-2019, 10:14 PM
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I have a hand made one similar to yours but it has a fiberglass handle and the blade is not as heavy/strong as yours.. Beefy shovel you have. good luck and HH

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Old 05-04-2019, 10:26 PM
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Great shovel buddy!! Enjoy


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Old 05-09-2019, 01:18 AM
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Dave , better than Firestone I see they are putting Firestone on dodge truck's , before i buy another one , they will be changing them out
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