Clarington Forge, Wigan, UK -- Bulldog
Tools celebrated 230 years of British tool manufacturing
by creating a spade which stands at 3.610m (11'8'') tall,
the blade width is 59.8cm (23.5"), weighs over 180KG (28st
4.8lb) and required 160 hours to build- setting the new world
record for the Largest
new world record beats the previous Guinness world record
for the Largest
Spade by half a meter in height.
largest spade took over 160 man hours to make, the
blade and socket are made of solid steel and the spade stands
at 3.610m (11'8'') tall. The blade width is 59.8cm (23.5")
- the spade weighs over 180KG (28st 4.8lb).
Fred Foot from Bulldog
Tools says: "This record marks 230 years of British
manufacturing for Bulldog Tools. This is an achievement of
which we are all very proud. We will be taking the world's
largest spade on tour around the UK."
"We began design work back in June
of 2009 for the world's
largest spade. We briefed our design company Destech,
who are based in Nazeing, Essex to design an exact replica
of one of our Bulldog spades, but make it three times bigger
than the spade upon which it is based!"
The skill in the Destech design was to
make sure that the proportions of the largest
spade in the world were correct as the spade needed
to look real; rather than a model, or cheap reproduction.
In addition, the spade had to be made from the same materials
as the original product to allow it to be a) an exact replica,
b) be eligible for the World Record.
You can have your photo taken next to the
Largest Spade at Capel Manor College & Gardens until
Monday 19th April 2010.
Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield
EN1 4RQ (Just off Junction 25 of the M25)