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Wildland Shovel, Hotwire Fire
Wildland Shovel, Hotwire Fire
Wildland Shovel, Hotwire Fire
Wildland Shovel, Hotwire Fire

Wildland Shovel, Hotwire Fire

Hotwire Fire

SKU: 659-89108

Regular price $104.99 Sale

A solid shank shovel used in wildland or forestry fire fighting. Engineered to be compact, lightweight and durable – ideal for cutting through limbs and brush, digging out burning material, throwing soil on flaming fuel, and scraping combustible material down to mineral soil.

 Physical Characteristics

  • Weight: ~4 lbs
  • Total Length: 50 inches
  • Specified angles, curvature, and measurements per USFS specification FS 5100-326D

 Blade

  • Roll forged, solid shank
  • High carbon steel
  • 40 +/- 3 on Rockwell C scale
  • Sharpened cutting edge to 45° chisel point
  • Forward turned footstep
  • Width: 8.75 inches
  • Length: 10.59 inches

 Handle

  • Premium grade Ash
  • Meets USFS density, compression, flexural, tensile, and hardness specifications
  • Single coat finish
  • Length: 38 inches
  • Replacement handles available here

 Assembly Notes

  • Handle fits smoothly into blade socket
  • Two flat rivets, ballpeened flush to surface
  • Pneumatic/Hydraulic force tested to USFS specifications

 Improvements

  • 35% lighter than comparable shovels
  • Flush fitting, clean rivets
  • Improved shovel head uniformity and surface consistency
  • Optimized handle length and thickness
  • Design inspired by original "Lady Shovel"

 Manufactured by HOTWIRE DEVELOPMENT, LLC