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    McClendon's no longer carries grub hoes nor McLeods.

    At least not in Woodinville. The sales dude said the buyer wasn't going to be buying them again. Capitalism in action, I guess.

    I found a grape hoe that'll work for gardening purposes but it's way too light to be a real trail tool.

    Bummer.
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    fwiw, I found my nupula mcleod at a fire protection equipment store here in Yakima.

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    McClendon's no longer carries grub hoes nor McLeods.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Sagebrush Slug View Post
    At least not in Woodinville. The sales dude said the buyer wasn't going to be buying them again. Capitalism in action, I guess.

    I found a grape hoe that'll work for gardening purposes but it's way too light to be a real trail tool.

    Bummer.
    And they will not special order them?

    I have alway bought mine from Terra Tech in Eugene, when I lived there. Still using my 20 year old Macleod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I'm sure they might.

    But it's slower, more expensive, and more driving than ordering one in from home.
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    Considering how much McClendon's was charging for McLeods, might not be A bad thing. Much cheaper to find some online even with shipping.
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    Check out Ben Meadows (online) for tools. They seem to have good prices and great customer service. They mailed me a new Pulaski after one of our guys busted it. No questions asked. (It was less than a year old.)

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    Try Rogue Hoes- Trailbuilding Tools

    They've got really great trail tools. I have the 70HR54 and it's quite good.

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    I also recommend Ben meadows. Bought a rogue, forestry shovel and mcLeod. If anyone is committed to McClendons though the one in Kent has a USFS mcleod for close to $100. It has been sitting there for years so you could probably talk them down. Hmm that's not a bad idea, I might try that. Forget what I said! Definitely no mcleods there!

    Highly recommend rogue hoes as well. I personally use the curved hickory handle on a pick hoe head (60A).
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    Quote Originally Posted by uberstein View Post
    I have the 70HR54 and it's quite good.
    Yah, that's the one I've got picked out, only in fiberglass along with a couple of buckets from Ben.

    It looks like the best of a McCleod and a grub hoe.

    I just don't think McCleod's are quite heavy enough to chop with, and my pulaski's getting kind of worn.
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    We have a Mcleod for you then! My buddy made a few using thick steel plate, sharpened one edge and put tines on the other end. It like swinging a 15lb tamper with a cutting edge! We use it for the heavy chopping and cutting in new ground and makes a great tamper too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    We have a Mcleod for you then!
    Yes, that's exactly what a McLeod should be!

    Only thing better than that would be to weld just a bit of hard facing rod to the back so you get a tool steel edge.
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    We use Rogue Hoe's with various heads and the longer fiberglass handles help save your back.

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