Profile Shovel is one of the most familiar gardening tools. Primarily used for digging holes or moving loose soil or other material. Round pointed blades are used for digging, square blades for scooping. Handles vary in length from 26 to 30 inches with D grip handles for use in tight quarters where maneuvering is limited or where control is important. Longer handles (48â€ or more) without the â€œDâ€ grip at the end are better for use when heavy lifting or prying is essential. Shovels are extremely common tools that are used extensively in agriculture, construction, and gardening. Shovels are auxiliary tools used to ease the process of collecting dirt, sand, gravel, clay and snow. Shovels are only necessary to collect snowballs from snow; all other blocks for which shovels are useful can be successfully harvested by hand. Application â€¢ Extracting a stuck vehicle from mud, sand or snow. â€¢ Spreading gravel on an icy road, lifting a spare tire onto lug bolts, when adequate brute force is not available. â€¢ Digging a footing, leveling a yard, uncovering water or sewer lines for remedy, or digging new ones. â€¢ Marking, tilling, furrowing, weeding, or irrigating a garden. â€¢ Removing weeds and shrubs too big to hoe. â€¢ Planting trees. â€¢ Mixing cement or mortar in a wheel barrow. ? Market Potential Shovel is perhaps one of the most often used tools for agriculture, construction and even gardening. Basically, shovels are manually operated tools that are comprised of a broad scooping blade, usually with thin sides, that is affixed to a metal or wooden handle of average length. Though the Indian construction equipment industry is a fraction of the global market, whose size is over US$ 75 billion, it has been growing at an average of 30 per cent annually compared to the global growth of 5 per cent. India is one among the top 10 markets for construction equipment and is one of the key international markets.