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Snow Shovels

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Gicon, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Lets get some discussion going about who uses what for shovels. I have been running the Ames 1601900's for years now, and they are discontinued and I cant get my hands on anymore. Now I need to switch and find another high quality snow shovel that is going to last more than one storm. Lets get it goin boys....
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    http://www.seymourmfg.com/product_detail_page.cfm?id=1871603670

    /thread :salute:
     
  3. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    I use these green shovels made by Alpine. They're like 15$ each and they have been great. We've used them a ton this season and I think they are the best. I'm gonna go buy a bunch more, just in case I can't find them next year. Check your local private hardware store.
     
  4. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Do you have a part number or link so I can take a look?
     
  5. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

  6. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Snow-shovel

    The structron PP100 by Seymour is as good as you can get. It has a woodfilled fiberglass handle and a replaceable head too. I get mine at Reinders. Reinders.com
     
  7. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    How long do the handles and shovels last? How does the handle attach to the base? How much do you pay?
     
  8. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Snow-shovel

    The structron PP100 by Seymour is as good as you can get. It has a woodfilled fiberglass handle and a replaceable head too. I get mine at Reinders. Reinders.com
     
  9. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    How long do the handles and shovels last? How does the handle attach to the base? How much do you pay?
     
  10. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    We use Melnor Shovels. They are just like a snowblower, but without the motor. They look alot the Seymours, though. I believe the ones we use are 28" wide, though.
     
  11. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    They last quite a while and they are tuff for scraping ice etc. tooThe handles are pushed into the head and a screw holds them in place. they are made tuff. I think that I paid around 25 dollars ea., but they last. here is a pic of one

    pp100_sm.gif
     
  12. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    A screw in the handle is no good.
     
  13. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I bought my first Structron shovel at least 5 years ago and I still use it every time it snows. I've been so impressed with the quality that I have been purchasing Structron hand tools for landscaping. They are without question the best available.
     
  14. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Sum up your snow operation for me if you will. Residential, Commercial, and how many employees. I am trying to find someone who has really put these shovels to the test.....
     
  15. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    To be honest, I used Structron shovels a lot more a few years ago than I do now. I used to be the grounds manager at a huge resort and my shovel crew back then was huge and they were all equipped with the same shovel that is shown in pelt35's post.

    We cleared the walks at 400+ units every time there was more than a dusting.

    I only have 30 accounts now with all of them commercial except for a couple. I do the walks at about 20 of them.

    You're going to thank me for turning you onto these tools, trust me.
     
  16. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Camden, the problem I could forsee with these shovels is how the handles attach to the base unit of the shovel. This is the biggest problem I have seen in the past in terms of the unreliabilty of a shovel. I have never ever had a crew member break a handle, so I do not see the type of handle as an issue. Anytime you have to put a screw into a handle to hold it in place, it weakens the integrity. It also has to do with how well the handle stays in place on the shovel, and how strong the entire piece is. I have had shovels like this in the past and they didnt last more than a storm. The shovels I have now can last a solid couple of years. The problem is, they are now discontinued, so I am forced to find a new product line.....
     
  17. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    I was laughing when I read the topic. I buy snow shovels usually 50 at a time. My guys have chosen a specific shovel about 6-7 years ago. My local hardware guy gets them for me. They are very light. They last about 5- 6 storms until they wear it almost to the shaft.
    But they scrape everything. NJ snow is not like regular snow it is snow sleet ice slush all mixed in all the time. I will look in the shop tomorrow and get a model number.
    They cost me 8.00 each.
     
  18. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Are they pushers? I am looking for a 22-24" Pusher
     
  19. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Ill take that model number when you do get it.
     
  20. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I use the Melnor shovels too. They scrap well, sometimes too well