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#16 topscaff

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 04:52 pm

if ya can get the bull dog carbon fibre shaft,either the small or large round mouths,the large can be cut down,are a great piece of shovel..use them day in day out,diggin gravels and of a week end out with the tykes...

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:03 pm

if ya can get the bull dog carbon fibre shaft,either the small or large round mouths,the large can be cut down,are a great piece of shovel..use them day in day out,diggin gravels and of a week end out with the tykes...



That s what i use mate, i have a bulldog with the yellow carbon shaft got it given to me by someone that works on the water board but they cant get them anymore. I have been on bulldogs website they have shit loads on there prety pricey but well worth it.
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#18 iamduvern

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:29 pm

the best value spade are the one you nick of the water board good strong light weight never broke one yet


I prefer the local council myself  :whistling:

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:55 pm

We use these -

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Bellman & Flint are selling them at £28 a pop, I didn't get ours from there as there is a tool shop that I use that was selling them.

Excellent tools!

We've always got a bar, a T-bar and a long blade grafter handy as well :good: .

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:59 pm

We use these -

https://www.bellmanandflint.co.uk/images...

Bellman & Flint are selling them at £28 a pop, I didn't get ours from there as there is a tool shop that I use that was selling them.

Excellent tools!

We've always got a bar, a T-bar and a long blade grafter handy as well http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... .


thats the bad boy i use.

I think im gunna get jack boi's baby blue tracksuit to go with it though

#21 Attack Fell Terrier

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 06:04 pm


We use these -

https://www.bellmanandflint.co.uk/images...

Bellman & Flint are selling them at £28 a pop, I didn't get ours from there as there is a tool shop that I use that was selling them.

Excellent tools!

We've always got a bar, a T-bar and a long blade grafter handy as well http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... .


thats the bad boy i use.

I think im gunna get jack boi's baby blue tracksuit to go with it though

LOL :rofl:

You'd look the business mate!

#22 C.Holloway

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 06:46 pm

bullnose shovels work a treat

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 06:58 pm

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the best value spade are the one you nick of the water board good strong light weight never broke one yet

they are real good shovels and the gas board ones but they getting harder to get

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 07:44 pm

another good shovel is the spear and jackson round mouth,9:inch wide and 10:inch deep..wooden shaft,26 quid at any good agricultural supplier,still dont beat the carbon fibre of the good old bulldog!!

Edited by topscaff, 17 January 2010 - 07:45 pm.


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Posted 17 January 2010 - 07:54 pm

brandon tool hire sell a full steel round mouth bull dog 25 quid and also in-excess got a spear an jackson round mouth wood shaft t,handle shovel 12 quid,also a handy spade is the water board one welded on a fenceing bar

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:25 pm

anybodt have a link or know where i can get my hands on a few wooden handle round mouth bulldogs so that they can be cut down ? cheers

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:17 am

Of the bulldog range whats the one to go for. keeping in mind price but quality bein the main factor as iv seen a fair few break. Heres two iv bein looking at on bulldogs site.

http://www.bulldogto...=3&id=293&rid=7

This ones got ash Handle with Metal "D" Grip and is £64 incl vat.


http://www.bulldogto...=3&id=356&rid=7


Where as with this one its got Powerlite Fibreglass Shaft. Ranges from £52-£58 incl vat.

So the fiberglass is cheaper then the ash but what would you all go for? :hmm:

suppose its down to weight aswell they both have there upside and downside here as the fibreglass is ideal to carry accross feilds where as the ash would be that bit heavier but its very handy to have that bit of weight behind a shovel to break earth.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:50 am

We use these -

https://www.bellmanandflint.co.uk/images...

Bellman & Flint are selling them at £28 a pop, I didn't get ours from there as there is a tool shop that I use that was selling them.

Excellent tools!

We've always got a bar, a T-bar and a long blade grafter handy as well http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... .


If you look online you can buy them for less than 19 quid, Silverline have been making budget tools for years. They split after a short while! Toolstaion or screwfix used to sell them i think.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:04 am

I have never found a shovel that didnt need modifying in some way. I think they are too long! Bulldog are best with digging plates on and about 2-3 inch taking off the shaft and the sides of the blade shaping.
But also tried some real cheap ones last year, i think they were called excalibur and i bought ten of them for 120 i think. Once customised they are a handy tool....Just MHO....JD

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:41 pm

army bulldog spade bought it 10 year ago for 4 quid at penrith market,


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