InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Handtools for Trail Work

The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC), working with trail crews throughout the United States, has standardized a comprehensive document on the use and maintenance of handtools involved in trail work. Information collected from industry experts, from interviews with trail crew members, and from extensive literature and market research on the subject provides the text for this document. It stresses safe and efficient tool use. It describes each tool and presents nomenclature and maintenance procedures, including sharpening techniques and rehandling methods. The document is intended for both experienced and inexperienced trail crews.