Big Shovel for ECO

Released (updated ago). Ranked 42 of 206 with 8,269 (0 today) downloads

Published by TheKye (mod ID: 606218)


Big Shovel Mod Updated for 9.4! - Will Now Only Pickup Up To 10 By Default!

Installation Instructions:
Unzip Into the servers Root folder, you will then be able to find the mod in: Mods/UserCode/BigShovel Folder,

Changing MaxTake:

Go into the Mods/UserCode/BigShovel Folder,
Open any of the BigShovel Files except for the BigShovel.cs
Set the MaxTake to your desired Value( this is just the number after the => )

The Max Take Can Not Be Higher then the Max Stack Sizes For Dirt, clay, etc


When you update to the newest version, be sure to remove the old BigShovel.dll as the big shovel is now uncompiled so it now adds in 4 cs files and 4 unity files,

The cs file you can edit to change calorie cost, durability etc

Here it is, One of the most requested things around, The Big Shovel!

3 New shovel types,

Iron Big Shovel

Steel Big Shovel

Modern Big Shovel

Cost's slightly increased for balance

If you feel like this mod is too big you can try the Light Version

Recipes, Locations Skills:

Item Name Recipe Craft Location/skill Give Name Info
Wooden Big Shovel 30 Wood Tool Bench, 30 Second craft Time/ No Skill "/give Wooden Big Shovel" the wooden big shovel has a durability of 100
an average calorie cost to use of 20 per interaction
Repairs with any kind of wood
Iron Big Shovel Iron Bars 8, Wood Boards 8 Anvil, 30 Second Craft Time "/Give Iron Big Shovel" the iron big shovel has a durability of 500
an average calorie cost to use of 17 per interaction
Repairs with Iron Bars
Steel Big Shovel Steel Bars 15, Lumber 10 Anvil, 30 Second Craft Time "/Give Iron Big Shovel" the steel big shovel has a durability of 1000
an average calorie cost to use of 20 per interaction( will be changed to 15)
Repairs with Steel Bars
Modern Big Shovel Fiberglass 15, Steel Bar 20 Assembly Line, 30 second craft time "/Give Modern Big Shovel" the Modern big shovel has a durability of 2000
an average calorie cost to use of 10 per interaction
Repairs with Steel Bars










Join the community or sign in with your gaming account to join the conversation:

GhettoRock @ghettorock

It seems like your mods are the only ones that work with Eco servers. Do you have a mod on how to increase your carry amount from the default 10 or to a higher carry total?

SunofSol @sunofsol

Getting this after the update today.

Pristale1649464444 @pristale1649464444

Do I have to wipe my server in order to install this mod?

Varga45 @gabyforester


itsagril @itsagril

I have installed this to my server, and crafted the item in game, but it will not pick up anything. Did I make a mistake when installing? I checked and the max pick up is still set to 10.

Edit: It seems to pick things up, but I have to click several and inconsistent amounts of times before it works. Any ideas?

Catfish1642629218 @catfish1642629218

I changed the max from 10 to 100 for all shovels. Didnt work. Everything else does. Picks up default 10. Any ideas?

TheKye @thekye

Hi there!

The max Take is affected by the Stack Size of the item you are using it on (IE: Dirt) if dirt's max stack size is only 10, then setting the max take above that won't do anything, you will need to set the dirt's max stack size to 100 for it to work,

I am considering changing this however to allow the max take to exceed the stack size

MrGreg @mrgreg

It took me a couple hours to figure out why this wasn't working for me. I had put it in Mods instead of Mods/UserCode.

The "installation instructions" section of this page says the right location (and I failed to fully RTFM), but right below that when talking about changing MaxTake, it says "Go into the Mods/BigShovel Folder" and that should be "Go into the Mods/UserCode/BigShovel Folder," and this is why I put it in the wrong place.

I suggest updating the page to avoid future confusion. Great mod, though!

TheKye @thekye

Hi there! Thank you for your input! I have fixed this up! :)

Finlander @finlander1

Thanks for fast update! :)
Working fine with 9.4

pragna @pragna

is there a update for version 9.4?

Woody94 @woody94

There should be a how to add mod section as i am new to this and having a hard time getting it to work.

TheKye @thekye

Unzip directly into the mods folder

MrGreg @mrgreg

This is no longer correct. It needs to be in Mods/UserCode

QsErazin @qserazin

well mod aint working :[

TheKye @thekye

What do you mean? what's the issue?

Nommy @nommy

80mb seems pretty large for a tool (well 4). I'm concerned this will slow my game down further (older PC).

For comparison I checked the Shipping Container mod that also adds an item - it's 500kb. Are you sure the level of detail etc is appropriate? Or can you explain why it's 100x larger please?

TheKye @thekye

Hi There!

While i understand the concern for the file size, its mostly due to all the additional content provided in this particular mod,

it includes all textures and a model for each item that can be picked up with the shovel - this is where its size comes in
there is a light version available here: which is a 1/4 of the size but only shows dirt, sand and clay on the shovel

the shipping container is also a static model that doesn't include animations or avatar specific placement, therefore you can use just a basic box model ( very light on file size) and a low res texture, which would make it very small,

as of 9.0 eco mod files have gotten bigger as instead of using references each mod actually re-adds all the scripts used in modding to the game which inflate the size of the mods, as time goes on and eco becomes more rich in features and such the mod file sizes are expected to get bigger and bigger

Nommy @nommy

Ok thanks for explaining! I actually found the light version and have been enjoying using it. Almost on par with using a pick.

Is it possible to make it work like other tools where you hold down left mouse to keep swinging? Config setting or something?

TheKye @thekye

Hi There!

In the latest patch this is now possible!