Al MF Bezanson Expounds On The Perfect Snow Shovel. Do You Agree?
I’ve been shoveling for more than 70 years, starting back on the farm where we tended to the input and output of 20 cows. Later, I learned in IE 1-01 that 21-1/2 lb is the optimum shovel-load, as determined by none other than Frederick W. Taylor, the father of scientific management. This made perfect sense to me.
Now I have a long driveway, and I don’t mind shoveling it, within certain limits. Nice way to work out and it feels real good to gaze back at what’s been accomplished. And I never get a backache. Because I use a strong, lightweight LONG HANDLED SHOVEL with the perfect aluminum business end. No short handles for me. They should be outlawed – except for little people, of course. You can really send that snow flying off the slippery aluminum.
Where do you find the Perfect Shovel? No place around these parts. I buy mine at Big Blue Farm Supply in Clinton, NC, right in the heart of hog farming country. Perfect for grain, corn and SNOW.
PS — I just spotted that photo of David Cox with the exotic S-curve job …. but I will stand by my Big Blue Hog Farmer’s Special.
See Al I agree with you on the aluminum shovel shaped just the way yours is but I like it with a handle. The kind we used for years to ice fish down the dock before they came up with the stupid white plastic ones.