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I use the 36" Yo-Ho as my shovel of choice. Works great for clearing off sidewalks. Anything over 6" or so I get the blower out cause you will break your back trying to use a 36" shovel with snow that deep. I paid $30 for mine 4 years ago and i got it at Farm and Fleet.
 

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in less then 3" of snow on long sidewalks this is the pusher of my choice.
as fast as you can walk down and back and it is done.
Not good for over 4" This co picks up the freight. http://www.balkowitsch.com/products.php?search_man=60

really the best shovel is one that only fits someone else hands.
 

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These are the 2 types of poly shovels I use, no metal edges. the Larger shovel is the best for light fluffy snow and the other is for the thicker heavier stuff.

They are both very durable and last a long time.

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in less then 3" of snow on long sidewalks this is the pusher of my choice.
as fast as you can walk down and back and it is done.
Not good for over 4" This co picks up the freight. http://www.balkowitsch.com/products.php?search_man=60

really the best shovel is one that only fits someone else hands.
The Dakotas are awesome, I lost mine last month :rolleyes:
We miss it for sure. Takes double the time now with a "standard" snow shovel.
Russo Power has been out of them since Jan.
For zero tolerence accounts you can scrape em quick then apply ice melt in record time.
They make money for sure, and are used by all the Large companys around here with shoveling crews.
 

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The smaller suncast one that Matt posted is what I primarily use. They're small and light and work good. They just dont wear very well, I go through a couple a year. They went bye bye for a while here, but I was able to contact the manufacturer for a part number and had the a hardware store order them for me. Only downside is the lightweight handle, they will bend if you're not careful. I bent one last week shoveling out a utility box that some idiot buried with a snow pile for me...
 

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in less then 3" of snow on long sidewalks this is the pusher of my choice.
as fast as you can walk down and back and it is done.
Not good for over 4" This co picks up the freight. http://www.balkowitsch.com/products.php?search_man=60

really the best shovel is one that only fits someone else hands.



I just picked up 3 of these for next winter, and they seem to be a well built unit.......once I see how they do i'll probably get a few more!
 

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Yup, definitley need a couple more........its one of those things, shoulda got a long time ago.........you can really fly with these things and its easier on the back!!! Almost makes shoveling fun, almost:wink
 

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Just thought I would share what kind of shovels I use. www.thesnowplow.com These are the best shovels I have found. Light and sturdy. I have the original one I purchased 4 years ago and still use it regularly. Never had to replace one yet. I mainly use the 36" and 24". Great shovels. Get your hands on one if you can. You won't regret it. Well worth the money. I used to use the orange plastic ones. Problem was I had to replace them monthly. Not these.
Another thread mentioned this shovel. I bought a couple and promptly returned them. They are strong, scrape like the devil BUT will not work for picking up snow. Only for pushing. Which is useless since we have snowbanks here and the snow needs to go on them. The snow slides right off once the shovel leaves the ground. Maybe I am missing something about how great these shovels are especially since they cost a king's ransom?
 

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Another thread mentioned this shovel. I bought a couple and promptly returned them. They are strong, scrape like the devil BUT will not work for picking up snow. Only for pushing. Which is useless since we have snowbanks here and the snow needs to go on them. The snow slides right off once the shovel leaves the ground. Maybe I am missing something about how great these shovels are especially since they cost a king's ransom?
That's sort of funny Chris. One of my shovelers likes them better than the ones from Gemplers because he says they do pick up snow. :beatsme
 

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I bought a few last year on the strength of this recommendation, and bought more this year. They move snow well and we use them to pick it up over the parking blocks.

May not be the tool for every situation, but for many, it is.
 

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Saw these a couple days ago in the local hardware store. You guys realize they're like $40 for the smaller one, $50 for the big one? Man, I was looking for the gold plating on them for that price!
 
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