Roughneck launches innovative new shovel

Olympia Tools’ new Roughneck Mini Shovel is designed to overcome the challenge of breaking ground and digging in confined spaces.

Roughneck launches innovative new shovel

Measuring just 850mm from the tip of its blade to the top of its handle, the new Roughneck Mini Shovel offers all the performance of a full sized shovel in a more compact format.

It is ideal for use wherever workspace and freedom of movement is limited, such as trenches, pits, and confined areas. It is also perfectly suited to worksites where users have to pass through restricted access points such as manhole covers.

Vahe Der Kureghian, purchasing and marketing director at Olympia Tools, said: “The new Roughneck Mini Shovel reflects the brand’s focus on providing innovative solutions across all areas of hand tool usage.

“Traditionally, breaking ground or digging where space is limited has entailed utilising something like a shovel with its handle cut in half. The problem with this approach is that ergonomically and mechanically these ‘make do’ tools haven’t been designed for their intended task. The new Roughneck Mini Shovels have – and as a result, they benefit from a number of especially fit for purpose features.”

These features include a high strength fibreglass handle which is reduced in length, but still employs a full-sized ‘D’ grip. It also benefits from a heavy-duty pressed steel blade.

It complements a range of existing mini and micro products available from the brand. Additional products include a Roughneck Mini Shovel, a Roughneck Micro Fork, and a number of Roughneck Micro Picks and Mattocks.

Vahe Der Kureghian added: “Roughneck tools are widely respected for their ability to make common trade and DIY tasks quicker, easier and more efficient. The new Roughneck Mini Shovel adds to that. It also demonstrates big thinking on a smaller scale.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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