With a standard shovel, you can spend more effort shaking or scraping the mud off than digging. The Toolite Mud Shovel has a blade filled with strategically placed pea-sized holes that allow mud or clay to release from the shovel much more easily and makes it lighter than a similar sized conventional shovel. That combination makes the Toolite shovel a much more effective and efficient tool for digging. Despite the holes in the blade, very little if any material seeps through. This shovel improves productivity and reduces fatigue and risk of injury for gas utility workers or construction crews. This Round Point model has a new stronger straight 48" yellow composite Fiberglass/Polypropylene/Styrene handle, tempered steel head, and a crimped collar and Riveted Head-to-Handle connection. This model and the D handle Toolite are the most popular models sold. Please don't use the handle as a pry bar, as it's not designed for that, but it is much stronger than the previous Fiberglass model. (Ergonomic Tool Catalog #410)
SHIPPING NOTE: This model with the long straight 48" handle ships as an over-size item since the handle is so long. That shipping costs more, so you might as well buy two of these shovels at a time, as two fit in the same box as one. As an over-sized item, $7 will be added AFTER checkout to your credit card charge in addition to the ground shipping calculated at checkout since Yahoo checkout cannot accommodate over sized products freight charges.