One handed demining spade
“demining mini-spade” is a small excavation tool designed to remove spoil
loosened or to dig entire
excavations in soft soils. The
unconventional shape of the tool obliges a kneeling or squatting
deminer to work with their hand at a low angle to the ground.
using a malleable stainless steel head andshaft, the tool is
designed to flex when excess force is applied, so making it difficult
to use for excavation of spoil that had not already been loosened
– a process that would involve the risk of digging beneath a mine
and detonating it with upward pressure. The
spade-head is bent in the middle with a 1cm lip at the sides. This makes it efficient at shifting large quantities of loosened
spoil with one hand. The shaft is 8mm stainless steel round-bar and keeps the
user’s hand more than 37cm from the end of the head.
handle is made of non-shattering polyethylene which has performed
excellently in all test and real blast situations. The
user’s hand is protected by a small aramid hand-guard that is
braced with a polycarbonate support that holds it upright in front
of the hand.
The tool weighs
around 0.7Kg (1.5 lbs).
tests, the tool stayed in one piece even when a mine was placed
on the spade-head and detonated.
Contact us for more information quoting SKU number SKU3026.
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.