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Old October 26th, 2010, 10:52 PM
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Dream tools...

What mod's would you do to shovels, picks would you or have you done that made them expidition friendly?


What products do you suggest?
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Paint them white/bright orange/yellow so you don't leave them on the side of the road/can find them in the mud.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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Use KBS paint... it's one of the best product I've ever used.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 01:38 PM
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get rid of the wooden handles
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Old October 28th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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I found a great little shovel with a fiberglass stem. Very strong and very lightweight compared to wood. I can find out brand/website if you're interested.
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I found a great little shovel with a fiberglass stem. Very strong and very lightweight compared to wood. I can find out brand/website if you're interested.
Please do so.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 11:27 AM
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I just bungee a full length all steel pointed nose shovel to the Hi-Lift that is attached to my rollbar behind the seats. Depending on how stuck I am, it might take me a while, but I'm pretty sure I could dig myself out of any situation with that thing. Being all steel it's heavy but you don't need to worry about the handle breaking like on a 'glass or wood one.

Here is a pic of it being used on Old Florida Road: http://d90.unionstreetbikes.com/medi...d/img_0033.jpg

I bought it at Lowes or Home Depot a couple years ago. They don't sell them anymore but I found these that look treats too: http://www.gourmetseed.com/product/T...campaign=TWW14
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Old October 28th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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I've honestly only used a shovel maybe once while wheeling... If you're stuck, use a winch, if that doesnt work, add a snatch block, if that doesnt work, add another winch
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Old October 28th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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agreed. In thirty years of wheeling I have used a shovel a handfull of times- usually to change pull angles to lessen stress on winch lines. That said when you need one you pretty much have to have one.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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Here's the one I got: http://www.jackstoolshed.com/p-1298-...eavy-duty.aspx

A shovel can be very useful in deep snow or mud. This one is short (28") and lightweight and will easily fit inside the truck.
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I used my shovel all the time....








for campfires.... There are many other theoretical uses but I never ran into any of them...
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I came here expecting a Snap-On thread and I'm leaving disappointed.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 06:22 PM
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I came here expecting a Snap-On thread and I'm leaving disappointed.

^^^ this

I was actually thinking it would be about a dream garage setup.... but I guess some people dream about shovels....
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Here is what you need for expeditions. PowerTank, Winch, battery jump box and a decent set of tools. Most of the other stuff gets added to look cool, very little usable need. If you have a shovel, you would only use it to, to use it.

I've used my high-lift twice in 8 years, but it looks cool on my truck.

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Old October 28th, 2010, 10:23 PM
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army surplus (in bethesda MD by me) has good $10 shovels (wooden handle though). The one I bought is a copy of this one

It fits on the inside of the bulkhead with the factory jack on that rubber band thing that holds it up.

I agree with above though. Most of those things you're never going to use, until you need them. If you can afford it, a winch will work in many many situations
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Ever spend time in the tool section of the garage journal?

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=4

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That's awesome. Thanks for the link.

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army surplus (in bethesda MD by me) has good $10 shovels (wooden handle though). The one I bought is a copy of this one
That pic is from EE's site.

Let's see a pic of your shovel. If it's truly identical, buy one for me.
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That's awesome. Thanks for the link.

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That pic is from EE's site.

Let's see a pic of your shovel. If it's truly identical, buy one for me.
Yes it was from that site, here's a pic of mine. What do you have to trade?
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