Trail Tools: Sources for Tools & Supplies

by Jim Schmid

January 01, 2004

Most tools needed for trail work can be purchased from local hardware stores or suppliers of forestry gear or borrowed from equipment caches of land-management agencies. Specialty tools can be found from one of the following suppliers.


A.M. Leonard

Landscaping tools
241 Fox Drive
Piquoa, OH 45356-0816
800-543-8955
www.amleonard.com

Ben Meadows Company

Tools & supplies
PO Box 5277
Janeville, WI 53547-5277
800-241-6401
www.benmeadows.com

B.O.B. Trailers, Inc.

Yak and Ibex (suspension) bike trailers and tool racks for trailers
3641 Sacramento Dr. #3
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
800-894-2447
www.bobtrailers.com

Country Home Products

DR Field and Brush mower
Meigs Road
PO Box 25
Vergennes, VT 05491
800-687-6575
www.countryhomeproducts.com

Forrest Tool Company

The Max – multi purpose tool
PO Box 768
Mendocino, CA 95460
707-937-2141
www.maxax.com

Forestry Suppliers, Inc.

Tools & supplies
PO Box 8397
Jackson, MS 39284-8397
800-647-5368
www.forestry-suppliers.com

Lamberton Rake Similar to the McLeod PO Box211 Weippe, ID 83553 208-435-4597 www.lambertonrake.com

Lee Valley Tools Tools & supplies PO Box 1780 Ogdensburg, NY 13669 www.leevalley.com

Rogue Hoe LLC Trail specific grubbing tools 4360 Bado Rd. Cabool, MO 65689 417-962-5091 www.roguehoe.com/trailbuilding

Sherrill, Inc.

Arborist supplies
200 East Seneca Road
Greensboro, NC 27406
800-525-8873
www.wtsherrill.com

Trail Services

Trail tools & Griphoist products
15 Westwood Road
Bangor, ME 04401
207-947-2723
www.trailservices.com

Zac Tools Tools 1560 Newbury Road #1-295 Newbury Park, CA 91320 805-444-0002 www.zactools.com

Signs:

Carsonite International

Flexible signs and markers
PO Box 98
Early Branch, SC 29916-0098
800-648-7916
www.carsonite.com

RockArt

Flexible signs and markers
531 North Los Alamos
Mesa, AZ 85213-7832
877-718-7446
www.rockartsigns.com

Scenic Signs

Signs and trailmarkers
2803 Emery Drive
Wausau, WI 54401-9709
800-388-4811
www.scenicsigns.com

Pannier Graphics

Fiberglass embedded signs
345 Oak Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044-9805
800-544-8428
www.panniergraphics.com

Misc.:

C.R. Daniels, Inc.
Canvas bags (#70-1121) for rock hauling
3451 Ellicott Center Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-461-2100 x2257
www.crdaniels.com

 

About the Author

During his career Jim Schmid served as South Carolina’s first State Trails Coordinator as well as working for the US Forest Service as a Trails Manager in AZ, ID, and FL and also had the pleasure of managing the Florida National Scenic Trail. Jim is a collector at heart. Check out his collection of trail quotes, terms, acronyms, sayings and more at jimstrailresources.wordpress.com. In addition to updating his website and writing book reviews for American Trails Jim enjoys traveling around the country riding rail-trails and mtn bike trails.

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