70AR – 7″ Travis Tool

(13 customer reviews)


This multi-purpose tool has a beveled scraper on one side, a rake on the other, and a 7″ wide sharp hoe on the bottom.

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We are thrilled to introduce this new tool to our product line! The 70AR is built for removing brush from a trail or small locust trees or cedars from a pasture. It’s also great for digging out roots and rocks. It has a beveled scraper on one side, a rake on the other, and a 7″ wide sharp hoe on the bottom. One great multi-purpose Rogue Hoe! Available with an ash handle.  Due to supply issues for discs, the tool head size may vary based on what discs are available at the time of order completion.  The design is the same, just slightly smaller. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

13 reviews for 70AR – 7″ Travis Tool

  1. Peter M. (verified owner)

    This is the most versatile tool I own. This tool has so many uses! It’s extremely effective for cutting any size roots, the different size blades are great for trenching and it’s especially good for breaking up hard surfaces, and makes dragging piles of dirt & rocks much easier to handle with its wide rake blade. This tool is a beast. Ladies, be forewarned, this tool is heavy, but its heft makes it so powerful you can take on the toughest projects. I can’t believe how durable it is to have taken the abuse I’ve put it through. The Travis tool is so well made it’s bound to last beyond my lifetime.

  2. Rob A.

    The best of the Rogue tools IMO. It may be the most versatile trail building tool currently available. It is heavy so maybe not ideal for workers on the small side or not in shape to use it, but its weight is a plus for those who are used to digging.

  3. Steve Cypher (verified owner)

    I’ve impressed several experienced trail workers with this tool. I do volunteer trail work in the Los Padres National Forest in CA. I often hike long distances and carry a full backpack on trail projects. This versatile tool is what I need for rocky soil and chaparral when it’s not practical to carry a McLeod and a Pulaski. It’s heavy enough but not too heavy. The long handle is great for cutting yucca roots and leveling tread. If it could be broken, I’d have done it by now.

  4. Chris A

    I’ve only got a couple days of use out of this so far but I am super impressed. It deosn’t feel excessively heavy to swing but still has lots of power to break through roots and tough soil. Ill definitely be adding more Rogue tools to my collection

  5. Max

    Just finished chopping my first section of trail with this tool and wow, am I impressed! The ground I was digging in was shale rock filled soil with nasty roots and the Travis tool didn’t even flinch! The hoe side made quick work of the bulk of the clearing, the pick tip got under the larger rocks, the rake side pulled all the small rocks out, the flat side graded the trail nicely and the flat top worked perfect as a tamper! Honestly I don’t think there is a better tool to bring with you for a day of trail building or maintenance. I was hacking through roots and branches like butter. It was expensive by the time I had it shipped to Canada but I would justify the cost all over again now that I’ve had the privilege of using it.

  6. Stormy Manuals

    Most versatile building and maintenance tool out there. Does lots of things very well. All features work well= rake/scraper/hoe/pick. Enough heft and surface area for tamping too. Longer handle is great for flatter ground and maintenance. Shorter handle is better for building and steeper terrain. High quality tool. Takes a beating. Retired the Mcleod for maintenance and shaping after using the Travis.

  7. Tim the Tool Man

    As an experiment, I threw in 4 of the 70AR’s on a large order of 55 & 70HR’s last year for our trail building/advocacy group. We have a tool supply to handle up to about 150 volunteers at a time. For the last year, I have been asking everybody that grabs the 70AR for a work day “what they think” and its always a complete thumbs-up response. It’s truly a “if you had to have ONE tool with you” kind if tool. Personally. I like it so much for all the building/maintenance I do, that I bought the head for my Tool Boss custom packable trail tool. I was delighted to find it was available for that platform. It really does all.

    Give me a 70AR Travis and a 14″ Steel Rake and I’ll build you a trail network! Love it! My ONLY complaint is I want it in a fiberglass handle. That would be a great option and I’d add a bunch more to our tool trailer inventory!

  8. Max (verified owner)

    Let me start by saying that I was up in the air about getting the Travis Tool in the first place. I do a lot of volunteer mtb trail building and had only used the typical McLoud Tool (Rogues 55HR equivalent). I was dead set on getting that tool for my home trail needs. However, last minute I switched and snagged the baby instead. And let boy am I THRILLED with my decision. This thing does it all and then some. I purchased this and The Beast for larger stumps (55HX) and use The Travis 98% of the time. I would recommend this tool 10 out of 10 times. The rake pulls just as much debris as needed, the hoe is perfect for scraping top layer and mincing roots, the pick is ideal for breaking up hard surfaces and prying on larger rocks, and the tool as a whole acts as a perfect tamper for berms and water bars. BUT most surprising is how much I use the scraper. Leveling, perfecting and moving large amount of loose dirt is something I covet now. If you are on the fence on the Travis, don’t be, get it. You will not be disappointed.

  9. KJ

    70AR “Travis” tool. Although the 55H is my favorite Rogue Hoe tool. I have to admit the 70AR is a better multi-tool. It actually does several things well. The hoe, pick, rake, and blade do exactly what you expect to use them for, and it’s easy to transition the tools function options. If you’re on a tight budget, get the 70AR, because it is really is 4 tools in 1.

  10. Dimitri

    Its 5 tools in one…
    Pick, rake, hoe, scraper, and tamper…. and I’ve used the tamper to drive several spikes in dirt when i realized we didn’t have a sledgehammer on site… so 6 tools if your in a pinch.
    High quality and reliable.
    I wish it was available with a fiberglass handle.

  11. Vincent Franzen

    This thing is perfect for trailwork events far from the trailhead. No need to carry multiple tools. Yes there are tools that work better for specific task, but nothing covers this much variety and works. The tool is also well balanced in the hand. Only wish it were a little bigger for raking Arizona rock gardens.

  12. Ron (verified owner)

    There is nothing this tool can’t destroy with a few short blows. The massive handle is perfect. The ungodly head weight is perfect. Featureless adobe dirt, thickly matted roots, three inch roots. All are savaged. It shows off its previous life dragged by a tractor harrowing the land. I thought I was a pacifist but I love this monster.

  13. Aj Camp

    I love this tool. I started with a standard Mcleoud building trail, but this is so much better. It doesn’t get dull even when used on rocky terrain. It’s weight is easy to manage but still packs a potent punch. It cuts roots, picks out rock, moves dirt quickly. Nothing compares to it for me when it comes to trail tools.

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