Customer Reviews for 8-Tine Leonard All Poly Scoop Fork, 30-inch D-Grip Handle
I bought this to make my mulching jobs easier, but it made the work harder. First, the tines don't pierce through the mulch. Second, the tool itself is way too heavy. I've gone back to my hay fork. Can I get my money back?
A.M. Leonard:We have contacted the customer to initiate a return.
Nice fork. I got it for handling mulch. The lighter weight helps when forking mulch all day. I can keep it in back of the truck and not worry about the handle rotting from the elements. The reason why I didn't give it 5 stars was with the bigger tines make it impossible to dig into mulch that has compacted on the trailer. Anybody that has carried a load of mulch to a site knows what I'm talking about. Overall it was a good purchase.
Poly Scoop Fork
Purchased as an alternative to the steel tine fork I had used for years. The Poly Scoop Fork is really light weight, but scoops much more mulch than my steel tine scoop. It saves me time and is much easier to use. I've been very pleased and would highly recommend to anyone that moves a lot of mulch!
poly mulch fork
perfect for moving mulch-light weight,tapered tines,sturdy handle
Broke in two
What started out working good ended up in 2 pieces. There is a strange joint about 6" or so up from the tines and my scoop broke right there. Did I take advantage of the "life time" warranty" No. My experience with AM Lenard's warranty has not been good. By the time you take to call and then pay to ship it back and they look for a reason not to honor the warranty it's not worth the hassle. Chock it up to another broken tool.
A.M. Leonard: We have made improvements to this fork since this customer purchased his fork. We are sending him out a replacement since this product is covered by our Lifetime Warranty.
Solid strong tool for most landscaping chores!
Excellent fork for working with compost, mulch and soil. Built solid and strong and no need to store inside because it will NEVER RUST!
Great Scoop Fork
This Fork was great for mulch! We have already used ours many times and we just got it a few weeks ago. It also works like a rake in a pinch. Great product
Best for very light material
I bought this to use with a 3-bin compost setup in our garden and found it works best with dry, very light material. Wet saw dust, leaves, grass clippings,etc. cause the tines to bend rather than dig in making it awkward to use. Also, it fades fairly quickly if left outside which I hope is only cosmetic and doesn't effect the plastic.
Appealing design, weight, functionality and guarantee. has sufficiently meet all of my needs so far in first year of use - mulch, leaf piles. Not made for fine material management.
NEEDS FUSED COLLAR
Weight, design and feel is great. The point of connection from fork to shaft with the collar needs to be fused. The collar on mine cracked under pressure compromising the fork strength to the shaft. Great tool if it was one piece construction. Was using for mulching.
8 tine poly fork
Works like a rake and a scoop. Works for wood chips, twigs, and leaves. Very light weight. Workers are sceptic, but then after using, they want to buy one for home!
Mulch Fork Blitz
In a word we love them! Strong, lightweight, affordable, comfortable. How can you go wrong with a warrantied usable piece of equipment that won't break the small tools budget.
Work with alot of different volunteer groups so having an orange(easy to find!)tool is great. Also the light, easy to use,sturdy handle makes it a tool I would purchase again!
Thanks A.M Leonard!
Not well suited for horse manure
I purchased this poly scoop fork as a gift for my wife, who is a veterinarian and horse owner. She is disappointed with it because the tines are too far apart for horse manure (unless you have draft horses) and the manure falls through the tines. Also, the handle is a bit short and the entire scoop is very heavy as compared to a standard wood handled plastic manure scoop.
Light duty tool, not medium or heavy duty
Bought the tool for smaller framed folks in my company and those who wanted a mulch loading tool that was lighter in weight. For the price, we expected a light yet tough, rigid pitchfork. This is not what we expected. Very light to handle but any real pressure whether applied by the user or the material you're trying to stick it in and the tines bend and move so as to create more resistance trying to get the tines to push into material. Slows production not increases it. What the tool offers in lighter weight is cancelled out by its ineffectiveness as a fork.
8 tine scoop fork
I think I will have to purchase an another mulching fork since this one doesn't get into the mulch easily. The light weight seemed so promising, but it doesn't handle the job for me. And now I see you have reduced the price! I'd give it a D+.
APF 800 Poly Scoop Fork
The fork is light,easy to handle, and picks up everthing I need it to.Including small piles of sticks and twigs.The size of the scoop fork is excellent.
I am a "toolnut " and like to try out new tools that attract my attention. Your poly scoop fork was one of those.
I like it for the light weight,color,size and ease of handling, on my 1/2 acre yard. Keep up the good work.
Light but not quite
It's light and sturdy like the Poly scoop shovel which is great. But as a landscaper needing to pitch mulch into wheel barrows fast its lacking. The tines are not pointed enough to stab into the mulch like a metal tine fork.
Poly Scoop Fork
We bought it to see if it could replace our metal fork. It didnt seem to work well digging into a pile of mulch because of the wideness of the forks.
Will not yield to abuse
Always used an aluminum scoop shovel for mulch...never again, this orange fork takes the extra work out of mulching the garden because it lays down material with more precision than a shovel.
We use pitchforks to shovel hardwood mulch & to remove woodchips after stumps are ground. The poly fork does not work at all for either job. Our crew used it for a few minutes and tossed it aside, preferring a fork with sharp steel tines. The poly fork just doesn't perform for us.
We bought two of these forks and are very satisfied with the quality of the product. Thus far we have only used it for scooping mulch but our guys have really appreciated the light weight design. It's a real necessity for any serious landscaper.
Light but sturdy
Perfect for mulch and other light high volume materials. Saves your back!
This scoop makes mulching a breeze. It's light weight and the wide scoop lets me fill a wheelbarrow quickly. My first test run with it was on a pile of wood chips that was thawed in the center, but frozen on the outside edges. The tines felt a bit wobbly when I hit a frozen chunk--not as solid as my metal fork. But I used it hard and nothing broke or bent. It works just fine on thawed piles. I've only had it for a few months and I don't use it daily, more like weekly on average. If it proves to be durable over time, it will be the perfect scoop.
8 tine poly scoop
The fork is weak where the scoop and handle meet. Hard to dig in a mulch pile the tines are to fat if there were a little skinner and more of them it might be better. This scoop would be good for light duty straw, horse manure, wood chips, BUT NOT MULCH.
great new product.
the crew loves the new scoop fork, it's light and we don't have to worry about the sharp edges of the metal forks. Love the color too.
We wanted to use the poly fork for loading mulch. We liked the light weight feel, but the tines are too thick to effectively penetrate mulch. It only works by scooping off a hard surface.
I bought 4 forks. Overall I like them very much, they do bend a little but they don't break so I would buy them again.
I have not used fork myself , but the customers that we have sold it to Love it !!
Poly Scoop Fork
Like the size, weight and handle. The main part attached to the fork is not rigid enough for heavier mulch. Good for light weight mulch either on the truck or on the ground. Not strong enough to knock down a pile of mulch in the truck. Overall a good start and with a little tweaking it will be even better.
I saw the scoop forks in the AM Leonard catalog and our guys had two large mulching jobs coming up. I ordered two of them to give them a try. The crew was very pleased. They are light but strong enough to hold a large scoop of mulch. We found them to be durable, light, strong and a useful tool. Over the course of a day of working with mulch, the scoop fork made production higher than other conventional metal tools.
Bought because of potential durability and light weight. Have not been disappointed. Staff says better than metal type. Does the work and not as tired. Great product. Bought one for myself.
Love this shovel, easy to use, impossible to lose
Poly scoop fork
Great product; I have been in the lawn care business for 25 years and have always used metal forks for mulch. This poly fork is much lighter, easier to handle and bright orange so it doesn't get left behind.
light is good for many - too light for others
I really like the new 8 tine all poly scoop fork for its light weight. I have used it to spread mulch and compost successively and comfortably. My husband is a professional landscape contractor and found the all poly scoop too light to dig into piles of mulch with the force he uses, but it is excellent to spread mulch.
Poly Pitching Fork
Skeptical at first but proven wrong, our crews are well satisfied making my job easier, I like the color orange, helps keeping track of the fork and staff on the other end, their lightness saves any unnecessary strain on the back.
The poly fork is light weight, great for wood chips, and mulch.
Your Poly Scoop Fork is great and well used and has been backed over by a dump truck with no damage. The only minor draw back is the thickness of its tines which makes it a little hard to pierce heavy / wet mulch without some foot work.
great alternative to metal pitch fork
I like that it is poly and with the amount of mulch we put out we did not have any issues with this breaking unlike the metal pitch forks. It is a lot lighter so the guys don't work as hard when scooping mulch.
Our men love it. Lite weight, but strong. Solid one piece construction. Actually may actually last a life time, if it doesn't grow legs.
8-Tine Leonard All Poly Scoop Fork
I purchased this fork for mulching and cleanup. I like the weight and that the bright color makes it quickly visible. However, the forks do not go into mulch easily because they are too thick and where the forks attach to the handle is too weak and flexible. I would not purchase this again for this use without improvements.
Too lightweight, bends with full load, feels like it is going to break, d handle too much bending, would much rather use metal tine fork.....much ado about nothing
Poly Scoop Fork
I like the high capacity, light weight, and comfort of use. The fork is excellent for light weight materials (mulches), but the tines are a little too flexible for heavier materials (compost and soils). But I have LOTS of mulch to handle so I am very happy.
Cuts down on time to load wheelbarrow
My husband uses this in his lawn & landscape business. He unloads yards and yards of mulch and told me he has cut his wheelbarrow load time in half. (Loading from the trailer to take to the landscape beds.) Due to its wide stance, it's often too wide to use to spread the mulch around and under the landscape plants but it sure is a lifesaver in the load process. He also notices that it picks up the fine stuff real well too. He would love to see one that is narrow with 6 tines to use for spreading the mulch. (It would be great for cleaning out 4H hog pens if it were narrower for the kids to handle.)
Thanks for a great product - now hit the design room for that "baby scoop"! ;)
Light but durable
I have used the poly fork for moving grass hay and cleaning up around the feed bunks. I like the handle length and the fact it is light weight. It does not pierce solid bales of hay as well as the metal fork so I use both.
Poly Scoop Fork
It's lightweight, doesn't rust, goes into the mulch easily, it scoops a large amount per scoop, It cut my mulching time by about 25%.
Used this on 120 yards of mulch for loading and spreading. Worked great and was a lighter weight than our other mulch forks.
Definitely Makes Moving Mulch Fast!
We have used the product to move 16 yards of medium sized mulch VERY quickly. The Scoop design allows for large capacity per movement, while the sharp tongs make filling the scoop and attacking the pile easy. The only reason for 4 stars, is there is a joint at the base of the handle that has made creaking and light popping noises while handling large loads. I have a feeling this will be the point of failure, if any, in the future. Overall a great product, and gets the job done quickly.
My workers and myself dislike this tool no one wants to use it. We tried it on several different mulches .
Better than advertised!
This fork, although light in weight, is a heavy duty performer. It makes moving and spreading mulch and wood chips easy. I recommend it almost as highly as the AM Leonard Soil Knife!
We have used our Poly Scoop Fork and love it. We use it for mulching plant material. It is easy to use because it is so light weight. We like that it is weather proof as well.
A good product
We just put your new Poly Scoop Fork to the test in our compost pile and it came out with flying colors (orange). We were concerned that the fork would be too light, but the sharp tongs allow easy access to compost materials, and its light weight allows for less exertion. The fork is strong so we have had no problems in using it in heavy lifting situations.
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