I used Thule for almost twenty years (and designed it for 10 - including the Traverse foot on your roof) and let me tell you, I love my Rhino setup..Yeah replacing the THULE roof rack set up with either Front Runner or Rhino Rack system
Nice!!! I just picked up a Krazy Beaver shovel also and a tan trasharoo off of northridge4x4. Need to get in the Krazy Beaver site and get me a mud shovel as well they both look pretty bad a$$! They will be mounted on my Gobie Stealth Roof Rack when it comes in from a 8-10 week build to order. LolHey Cerutti, We got them in !!!
Awesome - You'll love the #murderspork! PROTIP: Put a trash bag/liner in the Trasharoo *before* adding body parts. (Don't ask me how I know ;-)Got my Krazy Beaver Shovel/ zombie killer in also with a Trasharoo bag to depose of the body parts. Lol. The best part was that they even threw in a little bag a skittles for Halloween. Lol.
A pick and a shovel would be nice. I've never carried a pick though. Maybe I should. Certainly would not look as BAD ASS!!!In line with what another posted said about actually needing to shovel hard ground, wouldn't an axe or, especially, a pick be far usable for breaking through a tough layer in a pinch? I think Id rather jack-and-pack under the tires than chip away at hard earth wedged against the frame, but I can certainly imagine needing to hack through hard ground to make a fire pit or cat hole.
I realize this practice can potentially dull an axe bit or, worst case, chip and ding it on subsurface rocks. But, such damage can be repaired without a whole lot of effort. A pick is designed for exactly this so that would certainly be better.
I have no doubt it is well built, but watching the OP using it to chip away at fossilized prairie was agonizing :P . I totally get the benefits of having one tool that can do several things reasonably well, but I feel like a decent regular shovel paired with an axe (or an axe-pick hybrid) would be more useful and cost about the same amount of money, no?
I bought a Krazy Beaver shovel to complement my long-handled shovel and find it to be really rugged. It's particularly good in snow and ice, too, where a regular shovel head might not be.I’ve owned one for a little over a year and while it’s very well made I prefer my Forest Service shovel by Council Tool. There has been some serious design study put into this shovel.
I pair this shovel with my Rogue hoe and I can do just about anything for trail work.
An axe should NEVER be used in the ground, you will not only dull it instantly but also chip the bit. Use a hoe, pick, or mattock.