A: No, just lug those bad boys with your hands. Don’t be a wussy.
A: It’s a shovel . It will shovel .
A: Without having a good sense of the area you're dealing with (and physical capabilities) lets try to explain the capabilities of the tool. A transfer shovel is basically just that. It's designed to transfer material such as sand and gravel from one location to another since it's flat bottomed and has tapered sides. It's shape alone makes it a good tool for lifting and containing various materials. It is apparent you realize it's not really designed for digging though it does work well for scraping a surface such as top soil. Many even find it makes a great dust pan. With those in mind lets consider the area you're working with and how the rocks are laid. If the rocks are simply laying on a rather secure base or hard surface, it should be possible to slide the shovel under the rocks and with a tilt lift and then slide the shovel out. This should be enough to gather a quantity of the rocks you've described. Keep in mind, with rocks of the size described, doesn't take very many to add up to a heavy load. So I would expect one could drag a fair number of rocks in each scoop. However, if the surface is softer or the rocks have been in place for some time, they may have settled into the soil which may make the shovel difficult to slide under the rocks. But if these are just loose stones, the shovel should be helpful for the chore described. Just know your limitations and avoid lifting the shovel and rest between scoops. I think this shovel will be useful for you in limited capacity. And whenever possible, use the stepping tabs to help push the shovel. And please be sure to wear shoes that are up for the job. Protect your feet first.
A: Yes, I used it for the same type of project. I was moving larger C ballast stone and SB2 size rock. Can't expect a big scoop like moving dirt, but a little persuasion with a foot or hand helped. The shovel is sturdy and the handle is comfortable. Use gloves, any handle will give blisters to you hands.
A: Using it to move rock around my yard. Perfect tool.
A: Yes, but the fine print says "With US/GLOBAL Components"
A: No, it is assembled in the USA, not sure how much of the parts are from here.
A: Yes, this is made in the US.
A: The label says made in the USA with worldwide components.
A: I think so? I love this shovel, I have three others, but this one is my favorite
A: Probably better for removing the loose dirt from the trench. You may find a Spade, Round point , Trenching or Digging shovel may be better suited for digging a trench.
A: Better for moving dirt, snow, ice than digging. Get a pointed shovel for digging.
A: I primarily used mine for shoveling concrete out of a wheelbarrow for fence posts. Also worked great for cleaning dirt off grass without digging into the turf.
A: It sure could be used, but a round point might be easier. It has a wider than average rolled step edge that makes digging much easier.
A: It would not be ideal. A shovel like this is best used for transferring loose material. You would want a round point shovel or even better suited for this task would be a clean out shovel or trenching shovel.
A: It depends what you are trenching through, but generally speak, a spade would be better for getting through and around whatever you encounter. Having a square point, a transfer shovel might be good for evening out the bottom of a trench. Also, if you are trenching to run cables, you don't need that wide of a cut, so a narrower shovel might also be better.
A: You can dig a trench with it, but there are better options for that. This shovel is more suited for transferring materials, like loading gravel into a wheel barrow.
A: I wouldn't recommend this for a trench. You want a spade and possibly even something more narrow for digging an trench. This shovel I great for transferring gravel, rocks or dirt from a pile.
|Name||47 in. Fiberglass Handle Steel Blade Transfer Shovel with Comfort Step||48 in. Wood Handle Round Point Shovel||48 in. Wood Handle Roof Shovel||14-Gauge Rice Shovel with Fiberglass Long Handle, 3-Drain Holes|
|Handle Length (in.)||47||48||48||47|
|Blade Width (in.)||9.75||9||7.25||8.75|
|Features||Coated Blades||Coated Blades||Coated Blades||No Additional Features|
|THD SO SKU||1000594201|
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