Two-handed excavator for demining

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Two-handed excavator

Excavator hand tool

Quote the SD Order No. SKU3017.

This demining hand tool was designed by MIT to meet the rules required to ensure that a tool does not separate or fragment in an anti-personnel mine blast. The tool is intended to replace the pick-axe (still widely used) when starting an excavation on ground that is very hard.

blade of excavatorThe excavator is made entirely of malleable steel with reinforced welds between the handles and the angled shaft to prevent separation in a blast. The long shaft makes it difficult for a deminer on his/her knees to dig vertically. The angled shaft has a sharp tip and is easy to direct accurately when starting an excavation.

The two-handed digging action copies the two-handed "hammers" used by the police to force open doors, maximising the user's force while minimising effort.

deminer using excavator in Sri Lanka

The user’s forward hand is protected by a pliant and washable ballistic aramid hand-guard. A pit to the required depth is made well in advance of the detector-indication. The deminer then works forward with smaller tools.

Open PDF data-sheet about using the SD Two-handed excavator.

Open PDF data-sheet about safely investigating a metal detector indication using the SD blast resistant tools.

Open PDF data-sheet on other blast-resistant tools and print or save.

All SD tools can be adjusted to meet your requirements
but significant changes should always be blast tested
to ensure that safety has not been compromised.