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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2010, 08:33:23 am »
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Is that a cat, kubota, or jcb?

None of them. It's a Case.

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"Gold rides an iron horse." (Old prospector Homefire)

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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2010, 05:25:14 am »
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I use an ames tool from Lowes or Ace hardware is is a 6 in one tool and holds up just as good as the high dollar knives and diggers you can purchase on line. It sells for about 8.00 and is excellent. Check it out before spending alot.

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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2010, 11:33:15 am »
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With the Ames that Master Chief is talking about and a small pick or folding pick/shovel, you should be fine for anything in any soil ---- unless it's deep enough that you want to break out the garden shovel (or larger).   You can consider the Ames "the poor man's Lesche".

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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2010, 09:44:57 pm »
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I too, recently purchased the Ames 7-in-1 planters buddy from Lowes, $12.98, it is stainless steel, with a 6 inch long blade with measurements marked on the blade, a serrated edge on one side that rips through just about anything, a very sharp straight blade on the other edge that cuts sod like butter, the only draw back to this tool, is the front is forked, to be used as a weed puller, and that makes stabbing the earth a little hard, but a little file work on the inside edges of the fok and it is now shap enought to cut roots, and you can pry those stubborn plugs and rocks out,with out worrying about breaking or bending the blade ,its a tough tool. I highly recommend it.

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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 01:49:55 pm »
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Here's a photo of my usual digging tool. It cuts thru the hardpack easily and hasn't broken yet.  Smiley


What do you do when your out in the outback and break a hydro hose?? I always carry a complete Parker hydraulic hose crimper system with the 2 hp cut off blade and 50 feet of hose .... in my back pack..... just in case......  Grin Grin

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« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2011, 10:08:16 am »
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Heres the thing I use, I like em so I have got a few of em and I have also given some to friends

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I'm just a Peckerwood who live's in the hill's with too Many Gun's,,,, "Bob Lee Swagger"

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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2011, 10:11:34 am »
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Heres the thing I use, I like em so I have got a few of em and I have also given some to friends

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Ahhh, AU, something seems to be missing here  (unless of course you don't use a digger   Grin  )

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Posted on: June 24, 2011, 10:09:42 AM
never mind.....looks like you added the link while I was responding.    That's a good looking digger.   The one thing I don't like about the pick type is you don't have as much control as you do with an Ames/Lesche type.   But sometimes you need the extra force the torque provides.

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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2011, 10:23:54 am »
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so i was more worried on pressing the post button than pressing the paste button

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Posted on: June 24, 2011, 10:13:17 AM
The total lenth is 17" and the head is 9" and the blade on the back is 2"
it is very well balanced, strong and i feels as light as a claw hammer if not lighter
and the blade is made of Iron, I carry it in a hammer hook on a belt, and it will
dig up most things including old road surfaces and such, next to my machine
its my favorite piece of kit

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2011, 05:11:02 pm »
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That is known as a pick-mattock and is available at most garden shops and hardware stores in a variety of sizes.

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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2011, 05:36:28 pm »
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I find one of these handy prospecting.

May work for you.

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