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What is the Original Alpha Shovel™'s ideal environment?
Looking to move a lot of material in a short amount of time? The Original Alpha Shovel™ is the shovel for you. Ideal for moving large amounts of material like snow, dirt, leaves and mulch, the Original Alpha Shovel™ is a stowable, rackable, mountable and portable reimagined "grain scoop" shovel.
If you're looking to do some more serious work or use your tool on rougher surfaces, such as gravel or pavement, we recommend you check out the Alpha 2 Shovel™.
How much does the Original Alpha Shovel™ weigh?
The Original Alpha Shovel™ weighs 4.2 pounds, making it lightweight for use and easy to carry on long hikes or bike rides.
How long does the Original Alpha Shovel™ extend?
The Alpha Shovel™ has a customizable tubular shaft that extends from 21.5” to 63”, making it easy to handle any job.
What is the Original Alpha Shovel™ made of?
It’s made of 2.0 mm thick 5052 aluminum.
Can the Original Alpha Shovel™ handle any temperature?
The Alpha Shovel™ was stress tested in laboratory and field conditions in temperatures ranging from -40 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit without problems.
Why are the teeth on my Original Alpha Shovel™ are wearing off?
The Original Alpha Shovel™, is made from 5052 aluminum and was designed specifically for moving a lot of material like snow and dirt. That said, because the Original Alpha Shovel™ is built from a slightly weaker aluminum than the rest of DMOS’ shovels, it is not intended to be used on rougher surfaces, like pavement or gravel. If you are planning to use your Alpha for more serious work, we recommend that you use the Alpha 2, made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum. Reach out to us with any concerns and we will do our best to do a trade-in of your Original Alpha for an Alpha 2.
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