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Tree Spade

Skid Pro Advantage

  • Heavy duty design for commercial or residential use
  • 3 truncated blades with 70” industrial-powered cylinders
  • Hydraulic hinge swing blade opens wide for easy set up
  • 30” root ball easily moves trees with trunks up to 3”
  • Multiple options to control blade & swing cylinder
  • Durable powder coat finish gives better protection

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Special Features

  • Extra heavy-duty design is built tough enough for heavy commercial use
  • All-steel, semi-truncated blades are designed for maximum penetration
  • Swing open blade design allows for easier positioning & visibility for operator
  • Swing open blade design reduces damage of lower branches on trees
  • Industrial hydraulic cylinders with 70” stroke delivers power and performance
  • All-steel spade blade slides are robust, durable, and built to last a lifetime
  • Blade towers are heavily gusseted to withstand force and power of cylinders
  • Multitude of blade & swing arm controls gives added convenience to operator

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Description

Industrial Design

  • Gusseted, over-built main frame runs 1,550 lbs. empty, 2,050 lbs. with tree root ball
  • Ultra-strong & reinforced main frame and attach plate/tree spade frame interface
  • Semi-truncated blades provide narrower bottom cut to better secure the root ball
  • Utilitarian blade design provides greater soil penetration in clay and tough conditions
  • Truncated blades also provide better compression to hold sandier soil root balls
  • Spring bushings on all pivot points made of high grade chrome-vanadium spring steel
  • Greaseable pins are zinc-plated to prevent corrosion and allow for smoother operation
  • Strong, durable powder-coat paint finish helps ensure product look & quality

Operator Ease

  • Extra-large, grip-tape step gives operator easier cab entry and exit and added safety
  • Steel lifting eye located on each blade for easier storage and transit of tree spade
  • Recommended horsepower for skid steers is 60 HP for SP330 and 80 HP for SP440
  • Recommended rated operating capacity of 1,500 lbs. on SP330, and 2,000 lbs. on SP440
  • Transplanting trees is a skill, for a shortcut to best methods, see unit’s owner’s manual

Options

Options

  • SP440 – 4 blade, dual hydraulic swing, 40” root ball model available for 4” trunked trees
  • Multitude of spade controls optional – manual, wired, wireless, or skid auxiliary control
  • Tractor 3 point and tractor loader retro kits available as an option

Specifications

Model

SP330

SP440

Tree Size (Evergreen)

3″

4″

Tree Size (Hardwood)

2.5″

3″

Root Ball Diameter

30″

40″

Root Ball Depth

23″

30″

Opening (Width)

60″

52″

Blade Angle (Degrees)

25°

25°

Number of Blades

3

4

Blade Thickness

3/8″

1/4″

Cylinders

70” Industrial

70” Industrial

Cylinder Bore/Rod

3”/1.50”/31”

3”/1.50”/31”

Slides

Steel

Steel

Blade Truncation

Semi

Full

Towers Swing Hinge

Yes

Yes

Width

90”

84”

Length

81”

84”

Weight (lbs.)

1,550

1,934

Weight with Tree (lbs.)

2,050

3,134

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