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McLeod tool, also called a McLeod rake is a standard wildland firefighting and restoration tool. It has a long handle whose head has a straight blade on one side and a course rake on the other. It is used to rake debris from a fire line, cut through sod or small roots. It also has uses in creating and maintaining trail treads.
This took is often used by backcountry wildland firefighters, along with Pulaski axes and Council Rakes to create fire breaks in terrain that is too steep or remote for larger firefighting equipment.« Back to Glossary Index