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Quality Snow Shovel

Been trying, locally, for a while. I just can't seem to find a shovel that'll last more than half a season. I've got a heavy poly scraper, but does anyone know of snow shovel that'll take some abuse without falling apart? I tend to break mine at the back edge, where it mets the handle. After that, it's got no spine and just flops and folds. I've got no problem paying for it, if it means I don't need to buy a couple every year. Right now I'm down to using an aluminum grain shovel, which is far from perfect. Any help would be appreciated, folks.
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I don't know the type of snow that you generally have to deal with, hard & crusty or soft & fluffy, but I'm on the second season with my 22" Bully Tools snow shovel and it's moved a lot of snow.


It doesn't have a metal edge. which works well for me because I push a lot of snow across our lawn, so may not be the best choice if the hard stuff is the norm even though it's worked well for me no matter the type of snow involved.


I especially like the long, fiberglass, handle which keeps me from bending over as much while pushing snow.


This fall I picked up a "Snowplow" (36") snow pusher, thinking I could at least move the snow to the edges then throw it with either my blower or Bully shovel but it didn't work out that well. It's awesome on pavement but hangs up in the lawn. Because of that, and I want something wider than 22", I'm just about to order a 27" Bully Snow Pusher since their shovel has worked so well. I also like the fact that they are made in the USA.


Home Depot carries Bully Tool products.


Here's the 22" shovel


Here is the 27" snow pusher

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Is this just for paved surfaces ?
Type of snow & depth (mostly light powder or heavy wet snow/2-3 inches or 8-14") ?
Large surface area or small ?
Do you want a composite, aluminum or steel shovel ?


For just light snow 1-3" and a large smooth surface, these work well...


I typically don't fire up the blower for anything under 4 inches and then I use my SnowPlow Shovel.
It has held up very well for me.
Anything deeper, a poly grain shovel works fine for me.



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russkat, that Snow Plow is what I had high hopes for thinking that the 36-incher would save me a lot of time. Like I mentioned in my previous post, it's awesome on hard, smooth, surfaces but by me taking it out of it's designed usage, over lawns & gravel areas, it was a bust. If the leading edge was "scooped" more forward I would probably be good to go but then it probably wouldn't work as good as it does on cement. Our cement area is only about the size of 4 cars and I used the Snow Plow on it yesterday and had that area done in less than 2 minutes.


Our youngest son is an Electrical Lineman who works tons of hours and has a lot of cement to deal with so I'll pass the Snow Plow on to him and I'm sure it'll save him a lot of time over the course of the winter.


My Bully snow pusher has been ordered and we'll see how that does "off road."

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The Chinese plastic ones have 'Quality' written all over 'em.

Problem is the parts it's printed on usually fall off after a week or two...


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I bought this one a couple seasons ago at Home Depot, $23. Hasn't broken yet. The feel of it takes a little getting used to, but it's pretty good.


True Temper 18 in. Ergonomic Mountain Mover Snow Shovel

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Costco has had good snow shovels the last couple of years.
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Whats a shovel....? ;>P




I am deathly allergic to shovels!


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Whats a shovel....? ;>P


It's a man powered snowblower.
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Thanks, everyone. Think I found a good one on Amazon.
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