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  • Berto Fire tool -  Adjustable scraper.   Different handles styles and lengths. Shown in scraper, shovel and closed position.
  • Berto Fire Tool - Rappel Version shown in Folded Transport Position
  • Berto Fire Tool - Rappel Version shown with Handle and Ferrule Removed.  Will easily fit into cargo box and securely reassemble in minutes.
  • Berto Fire Tool - Rappel Version with shown in Hoe Position

Berto Tool

$149.95 $129.95
(You save $20.00)
SKU: FT100
This product is available for pre-order only

Product Description

BERTO "Maxhoe" Fire Tool for improved fire line hand work

Hotshot crews trust our Maxflow Filter System.  We offer a new tool, built with pride by the same company. 

The BERTO fire tool is custom made to work more efficiently!  Optioned perfectly to suit  you, your task and your region.  You can customize the handle to fit your size and the head swing weight by selecting the blade thickness.

Building on proven ideas of the Reinhart, Bosley, Pin, Y, Rhino and Combi-tools, it optimizes and improves their ideas with unique and innovative features.  


Three position adjustable head locks in place as a shovel or scraper/hoe and also folds flat for transport.

Blade features high tensile steel and Industrial strength construction

Patented (pending) adjustable head locking mechanism that clamps tightly utilizing a scrench to torque a 19mm bar nut for vibration free security.

Three head angles, 30 degree shovel, 7 degree hoe/scraper and 0 degrees flat for storage

Ideal handle to blade placement for reduced handle twisting forces whether used as a scraper (side of blade) or hoe

Replaceable blade with optional blade thickness for optimized swing weight*

Careful attention to user ergonomics and strike vibration resistance

Can be disassembled to fit into a 34.5" helicopter cargo letdown box using the optional two piece Heli handle.

Features a 6" curved and sharpened digging tip and 9" sharpened side scraping edge


 Call for Demo pricing discount for qualified Helitack, Rappel and Hotshot crews. 

*Weight and specification comparisons (1 3/8 Handle Diameter)

BERTO Heavy Duty Tool  5.5 lbs

BERTO Standard Tool  4.95 lbs

BERTO Helirappel Tool, (two piece 1 3/8" handle)  4.85 lbs

Mcleod Tool  6.0 pounds, 

Pulaski Tool 5.0 to 6.5 lbs


Head Weights

BERTO Thick Blade  2.15 lbs

BERTO Standard Blade  1.65 lbs

Mcleod blade weighs 3.6 lbs

Pulaski head weighs 3.5 to 5.0 

Product Videos

Handline Construction for Forest Fire Control 10:44

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