Backsaver spade.

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Elderflower
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Backsaver spade.

Postby Elderflower » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:59 pm

My husband bought me one of those 'backsaver' spades with a spring that flings the soil forward.
I was very dubious but it`s been great! I can dig 5 or 6 rows with no back pain at all - with my ordinary spade I can`t do more than one row.
Big success! :D
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Re: Backsaver spade.

Postby Kleftiwallah » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:55 pm

I have seen tham recently and I remember seeing them quite some years ago in the gardening mags. A splendid idea and design . Cheers, Tony.
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Re: Backsaver spade.

Postby Catherine » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:56 am

We had one many years (about 25 - 30 years ago) when they first came out. My first OH bought one but never did any digging with it and it stayed in the garage, dont know what happened to it when we divorced. :? He must have kept it in the split. :lol:
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Re: Backsaver spade.

Postby Tel » Thu May 05, 2011 10:40 pm

Elderflower,
Bought one on e-bay some time ago. Been waiting now for the eventual time to use it!!!!!!!!
At the mo - it could be soon!
Tel.
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Re: Backsaver spade.

Postby Parsons Jack » Thu May 12, 2011 6:40 pm

I bought one of these a few months ago, after trying out somebody elses on the allotment. It's an amazing piece of kit for rough digging. You can cover a lot of ground in a short time :D
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I'm just off down the greenhouse. I won't be long...........
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Re: Backsaver spade.

Postby Tel » Wed May 18, 2011 10:54 pm

Originally made by 'Terrex' in the 60's I believe.
No-one was interested in reviving the idea but then some bloody French company took the idea up and are now selling them (at the last count for £90+).
Everyone who has ever used one agrees that they are excellent if your back is a problem. Some enterprising bloke is making replacement parts in the UK
if you're interested.
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