Here is a list of tools that we feel have worked well at FFPU Work-parties
For ditch work we commonly use a shovel, pick mattock for digging out silt filled ditches. A long handled claw cultivator is a good tool for removing leaves and smaller branches from a ditch and saves a lot of unnecessary bending over.
NEVER TRY TO REMOVE DEBRIS BLOCKING CULVERTS WHEN THEY ARE FLOWING FAST OR THE BLOCKAGE HAS CREATED A DAM HOLDING BACK A LOT OF WATER! This is a very dangerous situation. Wait for the water level to go down or contact the road manager!
When working on forest roads with bridges flat shovels are good to use for cleaning the bridge deckings, (surfaces). If debris remains on a bridge deck very long it can cause serious damage. Concrete bridges have areas along the shoulder to drain off water. When these become clogged and the debris remain saturated during winter freezing and thawing over time will breakup the concrete surface. With prolonged deposits of debris on wooden bridges can cause rotting.
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