We have added extra tact welds to the top plate where the handle tube mounts to the re-enforced top plate of the scoop. A Gusset has been added to the front of the handle tube to add rigidity and prevent flexing of the top plate. These improvements will add rigidity and overall strength to the T-REX Scoop.
The T-REX bucket is approximately 11” long by 8” wide and 4 7/8” deep. The top of the scoop is 5” deep to prevent targets from being knocked out of the scoop while hunting in the surf. On the top of the scoop is a tube to attach your handle.
The Handle tube is angled at about 20 degrees so digging is easier than with a straight up and down handle. This also makes the scoop more balanced and feel lighter when hunting out of water.
The 3/8” holes are punched close together to allow for quick sand release and catch those smaller targets that can be missed by larger 1/2” or 5/8” holes.
There is no push plate on the back of the scoop for more control and better balance when pushing down into the sand. The gauge of the stainless steel is .075” thick for the stress put on the scoop when digging in wet sand.
The weight of the scoop is 3.9 lbs. on a postal scale (without the handle).
Best of all it is made here in the U.S.A. (The T-REX requires a wooden handle that can be purchased at your local Home Depot so there is no down time if you should break your handle.)