The granddaddy of our shovel line, with hoe mode.
The updated version of our original Dozer. Hoe mode provides added efficiency when “paddling” chunks of debris without lifting. Comes in two color options.
Our new ovo-concave shaft, low-profile stompable blades, and wide range of cored-out handles make BCA shovels stronger, lighter, and more packable than ever before. This new line is inspired by our legendary D-2 EXT “Dozer” shovel. It’s so popular among our core followers, we’ve named our entire new line after it!
BCA was the first to create an avalanche shovel with a non-round shaft, to prevent breakage while prying. We’ve taken our groundbreaking oval design and added a concave radius on both sides, to make it even stronger, without adding unnecessary weight. Tightly tolerable “variable offset” sliding surfaces between the inner and outer walls of the extendable shaft prevent ice buildup, for reliable quick deployment.
We have designed our shovels to be the lightest and strongest shovels on the market. Our BCA Dozer shovels are made of 6061 T6 aluminum alloy which is the same material commonly used in the construction of airplanes and bike frames (the 1T-UL is made of even stronger 7075 T6 aluminum). The ovo-concave shafts design helps disperse the stress forces placed on the shaft when lifting or moving heavy material. Our shovel shafts are strongest along the major axis that takes on the majority of the load. The ferrule of the shovel blade is welded to the back of the blade for continued strength along this load-bearing axis. The blade is constructed for torsional stability through reliefs that enhance the rigidity. This construction allows our shovels to have an industry-leading strength-to-weight ratio.
In hard-slab avalanches and deep burials, avalanche debris can be difficult to penetrate. With our flat “stomp edge” on the top of the blade—you can penetrate just about anything by adding body weight. Auto-engaging spring pins at the blade/shaft connection make for faster, hands-free assembly/deployment.
BCA shovel blades lay flat in your pack with no protruding ferrule or “neck,” leaving more room for other backcountry essentials (and luxuries too!). The front third of all blades offers a smooth surface for clean snow pit walls during snow stability tests.
All BCA dozer shovels are designed to meet the UIAA standard for avalanche rescue shovels.
Weight 1.69 lb / 765 g
Blade dimensions 9.75” x 11.5” / 25 cm x 29 cm
Handle & shaft compressed length 15.25” / 38.7 cm
Handle & shaft extended length 23.5” / 60 cm
Assembled compressed length 23.5” / 60 cm
Assembled extended length 31.5” / 80 cm
Blade Shaft Material 6061 T6 aluminum
Colors Blue, OrangeWarranty 3-year limited warranty