HISCO Trenching Shovels

HISCO Trenching Shovels

Fast, efficient shovel head designs & strong Fiberglass handles
Made in the USA for the construction & utility industry

Fast, efficient shovel head designs & strong Fiberglass handles
Made in the USA for the construction & utility industry

Fast, efficient shovel head designs & strong Fiberglass handles

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Made in the USA for the construction & utility industry

Overall: 4.8/5 25 ratings
Buy HISCO HITACOL4-4 clean out shovel

Clean out Shovel

with long Fiberglass handle

*can also do a little digging

$50.95

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  • Professional Grade
  • Overall Length = 59"
  • Blade Width = 3-3/4"
  • Handle Angle = 35°
  • Weight = 5 pounds
  • 16 gauge steel head
  • Reinforced metal collar
  • Model HITACOL4-4

Boxed sides lift more soil per scoop!


 
Buy HISCO HIST4-4 trenching shovel

Trenching Shovel

with long Fiberglass handle

*can also do a little clean out

$46.95

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  • Professional Grade
  • Overall Length = 59"
  • Blade Width = 3-3/4""
  • Handle Angle = 30°
  • Weight = 4.5 pounds
  • 14 gauge steel head
  • Reinforced metal collar
  • Model HIST4-4

Built for digging trenches.

*FREE SHIPPING on orders over $60.00 to continental USA. If under $60, shipping is $10.00


What are Trench Shovels used for?

There are two types of trenching tools: one for actually digging into the soil, and the other for removing the loose soil from the bottom of a trench that was cut with a powered trencher.

Clean out Shovel - used to remove the loose soil (also called crumbs or spoil) that is left in the bottom of any trench that was cut with a power trenching machine. This is done to provide a level solid surface for drainage or water pipes to rest on. Our clean out shovel has a higher handle angle to reduce bending while reaching the bottom of the trench. It can also be used to slice or dig away high spots in the trench bottom.

Trenching Shovel - used for digging narrow flat-bottomed trenches. Also called a step-trench shovel. It is a hand trenching tool that is commonly used for digging up to 18" deep. Though it lacks the boxed sides of a clean out shovel, it can be used occasionally for removing loose soil from the bottom of a trench. For shallow trenches that do not need to be flat-bottomed (for lighting or sprinkler lines) our Sharp Shooter shovel (drain spade) is often used.


Why is this shovel better?

It's better because it's stronger, because it is designed properly, and because it will last much longer than hardware store shovels.

The shovel head is formed from one piece of thick carbon steel. It features forward turned steps for secure contact with your foot. The professional grade handle has a thick fiberglass outer tube, with a solid fiberglass core in the critical lower area where head and handle connect.

A shovel built this way will last a long time. You can safely do a little prying with it to get out those roots and rocks (just don't go crazy, that's what pry bars are for). You can leave it in the back of your truck all year, and it won't rot like a wooden handled shovel. The kind of use and abuse that will destroy half a dozen inexpensive wooden hardware store shovels will barely scratch this tool.



Benefits of Fiberglass Handles...

  • Greater strength pound for pound than steel.
  • They are very difficult to damage.
  • Resists impact, and is non-denting.
  • Will not absorb moisture or warp.
  • Will not conduct electricity.

HISCO's fiberglass handles have a legacy of premium performance. All HISCO handles are produced from thousands of continuous strands of fiberglass saturated with resins, and have a smooth polyester veil (coating) on the surface. The veil gives the handle a smooth comfortable finish and keeps the fiberglass from splintering or scratching. The D-Grips, used on short handled tools, are made of one-piece high-density nylon.

This long handled trenching tool features the 8-inch Tuffoam double-dip grips which have been designed for the toughest industrial applications. The grips have a durable, vinyl inner liner and a comfortable, non-slip foam exterior that provides long life and helps prevent potential harmful hand fatigue.

HISCO fiberglass handle construction diagram
skidsteer loader supported by two shovels

This long handled trenching tool features the 8-inch Tuffoam double-dip grips which have been designed for the toughest industrial applications. The grips have a durable, vinyl inner liner and a comfortable, non-slip foam exterior that provides long life and helps prevent potential harmful hand fatigue.

Benefits of Fiberglass Handles...

  • Greater strength pound for pound than steel.
  • They are very difficult to damage.
  • Resists impact, and is non-denting.
  • Will not absorb moisture or warp.
  • Will not conduct electricity.

HISCO's fiberglass handles have a legacy of premium performance. All HISCO handles are produced from thousands of continuous strands of fiberglass saturated with resins, and have a smooth polyester veil (coating) on the surface. The veil gives the handle a smooth comfortable finish and keeps the fiberglass from splintering or scratching. The D-Grips, used on short handled tools, are made of one-piece high-density nylon.

This long handled trenching tool features the 8-inch Tuffoam double-dip grips which have been designed for the toughest industrial applications. The grips have a durable, vinyl inner liner and a comfortable, non-slip foam exterior that provides long life and helps prevent potential harmful hand fatigue.

HISCO fiberglass handle construction diagram
skidsteer loader supported by two shovels

 

Customer Testimonials

Good price for such well made and durable tools. Shipping was as quick as could be. Thanks. Will do business again.
Cal in IN

Great tools make the work go quickly and easily.... used them a little just before the winter hit and was amazed by the ease and ergonomics and can't wait for spring to really use them for a full season... best garden tools ever... extremely happy with the entire experience. EasyDigging is well named thanks for the fine products!
in MO

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