Richina Scoop Shovels are a versatile, general purpose, year round tool. It is well suited for a variety of lawn and garden uses as well as farm and agricultural ones. It is primarily used to lift and transfer a variety of materails, including snow, soil, and grain. Richina Scoop Shovels come in different ypes, steel, aluminum and plastic. Our aluminum scoops come in different sizes and are made from high tempered aluminum and will not bend. Not all aluminum scoops are the same, ours will make the difference. The plastic scoops are used in farms for grain and other environments where sparks could cause a problem. A great general purpose tool lightweight and durable. we also use ABS material for the plastic scoops, Abs is a butyl styrene compound and much different from polypropylene. This is a big difference so make sure you get the right product. It will not crack in cold weather.