Shovel blade forms

It is impossible to imagine gardening or working on a construction site without shovels. They are used to collect loose materials such as soil, leaves and bark mulch - they carry sand, cement and gravel or are needed when digging holes in the ground. And shovels are also used in winter for removing snow.

For these different types of materials and purposes, there are different shovels that vary considerably in blade shape and size.


Our shovel models at a glance

The all-round model for all common shoveling work.


Holsteiner Sandschaufel


For heavy or compact material, robust steel shovels are the best option.


For light and voluminous bulk material, lightweight aluminum shovels are the right choice.

Holsteiner Sandschaufel
made of steel


Amerikanische Ballastschaufel
made of light metal


Hallenser "Rand" shovel
made of light metal with wear strip


The curved cutting edge makes these shovels popular for clearing water and conduit trenches.



Holländer Sandschaufel


Emsländer form


Frankfurter form
for compact and stony ground


Bayerische Sandschaufel
forged shovel for very stony ground


with serrated cutting edge for cutting through roots


Draining shovel
for cleaning gutters waterways


Concrete shovel
for mixing, spreading or smoothing liquid concrete


For digging cable trenches


Blade form - basic information

Schaufeln mit gerader Blattkante

straight cutting edge

  • for lifting up loose materials from compact ground

Schaufeln mit bogenfoermiger Blattkante

corved cutting edge

  • for excavations in loose ground
  • for clearing water and cable conduits

Schaufeln mit spitzem Blatt

pointed blade

  • for excavations in compact and stony ground

Schaufeln mit kleinem Blatt

the heavier and more compact the material,
the smaller the blade

Schaufeln mit grossem Blatt

the lighter and more voluminous the material,
the larger the blade