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Forestry Suppliers

Forestry Suppliers Rhino Tool

Item #: 85175
$117.50  $99.75
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Forestry Suppliers Rhino Tool

Our version of the commonly modified “Rhino” Firefighting Tool! This heavy-duty tool is made from a USFS spec fire shovel that features a high carbon steel blade. The head is rotated to a right angle, and the pointed tip is cut off to a 7˝ wide beveled blade to provide a highly effective scraping tool for use on the fireline. Our version varies from typical modifications in the way the handle attaches to the head to create a better balanced tool that is more comfortable and easier to use. This heavy-duty beast also works great for chopping and digging, making it ideal for landscaping applications as well. 38˝ Ash handle. Made in USA.

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Quick Specs

Brand Forestry Suppliers
MPN 85175
UPC 0758182228353
UNSPSC 46191600
Made In United States

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I think the 38" handle is too short unless you are willing to bend forward all day? It may be fine for a short job no more than 10 minutes..


It's not going to win a beauty contest. It's literally a shovel that has been chopped apart, then welded back together. And in true Frankenstein fashion this tool is a solid beast! I prefer it over a hoe because its heft makes cutting roots a delightful experience. Plus, it has 3 effective flat edges enabling you to re-shape the earth with ease.


Ordered the tool and received within 4 days. Opened the package was packed well. My girlfriend's husband was concerned with what he thought were normal "packing peanuts" and something about destroying the environment. I casually had him go grab a bowl of water and demonstrated the biodegradable nature of the packing and had him add the bulk to the mulch pile. The welds are solid and the Rhino has a good balance and weight. The head doesn't look like it needs a sharpening. The handle has a nice coating but I will be having the girlfriends husband sand it down and giving it a good coat of Linseed oil. Great product.