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Wildland and Forestry Shovel, Hotwire Fire
Wildland and Forestry Shovel, Hotwire Fire
Wildland and Forestry Shovel, Hotwire Fire
Wildland and Forestry Shovel, Hotwire Fire

Wildland and Forestry Shovel, Hotwire Fire

Hotwire Fire

SKU: 659-89108

Regular price $104.99 Sale

The Hotwire Fire Wildland Firefighting and Forestry Shovel is an FSS quality, solid shank design engineered to be compact, lightweight and durable. It is ideal for cutting through limbs and brush, digging out burning material, throwing soil on flaming fuel and scraping combustible material down to mineral soil. This lightweight tool is only 4 pounds, reducing fatigue without sacrificing strength and durability.

 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
  • Strength tested to 175 lbs.
  • Hand planed tool head
  • Sharpened cutting edge to 45° chisel point
  • Weighs only 4 pounds
  • Width: 9 inches
  • Length: 10.75 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

  • 30% 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"

Mfg Part #HSV1111-000BP