A heavy duty rake that meets USFS specifications and is widely used by professional firefighters at the fire line. Doubles as a hoe or tamper for use in matted leaves and moving loose ground rubble. No fire box should be without one. Formed of high carbon steel, heat treated, quenched and tempered for long life. The hoe edge is 9 3/4” wide and is cut and tapered in a 45° angle, then sharpened to a fine edge. The six rake teeth are 3 1/2” long and are crimped to add strength. Easily resharpens with a hand file. The handle is 4 feet long, tapered, straight grain, fine sanded white ash with a slight knob at the end. Handle removes for easy storage.
Produced in accordance with USDA Forest Service Specification 5100-353D, dated November 1992, or latest version thereof. Combination of a rake and a hoe used primarily for clearing brush and other surface debris and for digging in the soil to construct fire control lines on wildfires and controlled burns. Note: Our current production model contains a slight deviation from the MEDC-566 print. Our version of the ferrule is slightly different in several dimensions. It meets or exceeds all required tests and the overall length is the same.
*Made in USA.
*High carbon steel blade, formed and sharpened for digging and clawing.
*Heat Treated for toughness and wear resistance.
*Black enamel finish for rust resistance.
*Enhanced ferrule joint for strength and durability.
*48" American ash handle is strong and durable.
*Shipped knocked down, assembles in minutes.
*Special order items will have an asterisk before the configuration description (4X Large, Tall, etc.). Special order items are non-stocking, will be back-ordered and are non-returnable/refundable. Please ensure that the sizing/configurations are correct prior to ordering these items.