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Trail building tool question

Dec. 14, 2012, 10:51 a.m.
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I recall seeing a picture of some wicked looking trail building tool that was a mix of a shovel, hoe, and rake. It had some mean looking teeth on it, and was very burly. However, I cannot seem to relocate the pics or other information on it. I was hoping to set one up for a friend who does tonnes of trail-building. Much appreciation to anyone that can help me find the pictures of the said tool, or who knows the name of it and where to purchase it.

Dec. 14, 2012, 11:03 a.m.
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Was it a McLeod?

Dec. 14, 2012, 11:08 a.m.
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No, not a Mcleod. I should have noted that straight up. It was more custom-looking, with several pieces of metal joined together for the main tool-head, and a serrated edge on one part. Perhaps it was a one-off custom, but I'm crossing my fingers.

Dec. 14, 2012, 11:11 a.m.
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This:

Dec. 14, 2012, 11:14 a.m.
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That's the one! What is this beautiful thing, and where might it be found?

Dec. 14, 2012, 11:54 a.m.
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We (FVMBA) got them via the Ministry of Forests. We've been giving them away to local builders. They are VERY well received and have a reputation of being Weapons of mass destruction.


Dec. 14, 2012, 1:01 p.m.
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We (FVMBA) got them via the Ministry of Forests. We've been giving them away to local builders. They are VERY well received and have a reputation of being Weapons of mass destruction.


WANT!

Dec. 14, 2012, 1:09 p.m.
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I was just looking at that thing a few days ago and was wanting one too. I was even thinking of trying to build one from scratch. Certainly looks like it could get shit done.

Dec. 14, 2012, 1:52 p.m.
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I was blown away at how quickly just a regular fire rake tears up the ground, I can't even imagine how awesome that would be. Do want.

I tried finding something like it online.. Closest was a "McLaski"

….. Definitely not as sweet.. No chainsaw attachment.

Dec. 14, 2012, 3:39 p.m.
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Sweet tool ! it's great that it stands up on end all on it's own…..and do I see a
bottle-opener on the one end?? how would a guy go about getting one?

"God gave me eyes so I don't ride my bike thru dog poop right dad?" <- my 11 year-old ->

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I only wish the good times would last a little longer.."-Mike Ness

Dec. 14, 2012, 9:59 p.m.
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http://www.trail-tools.com/

I copied this one and made 6 of them, I'll grab a pic tomorrow.

transition bikes

Dec. 14, 2012, 10:31 p.m.
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and do I see a
bottle-opener on the one end??

No..that's for cracking firehoses apart

Dec. 15, 2012, 12:08 p.m.
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We (FVMBA) got them via the Ministry of Forests. We've been giving them away to local builders. They are VERY well received and have a reputation of being Weapons of mass destruction.


Being an FVMBA builder, I've used this tool for a bit already. Its super light and great for clearing and rouching in a trail. But it isn't cheap, I think $160 is the purchase cost.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=pH51rAX-G3o

Dec. 17, 2012, 6:05 a.m.
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So for $160 you could have bought 4 and a half picks. Is this really going to do more work than those? And last longer?

Disclaimer. Anything written above this should not be taken literally, its called sarcasm you idiots.

Dec. 17, 2012, 8:43 a.m.
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Ewan, if you want one, just ask.
And, perhaps you misunderstood. They cost $160 perhaps, but not to us.
So, for our cost of $0.00, we could have bought Zero picks.

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