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Overview
Features
Specs
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Overview

Dig and transplant trees with the speed and efficiency of the tree spade attachment.

With its compact, short tower design, the tree spade easily squeezes between closely-planted trees. Built for maximum durability, the reinforced attachment frame handles the bumps and bruises of a tough work environment. The tree spade works in a variety of soil conditions, maximizing worksite capabilities.

Control tree spade operation with the fingertip controls integrated into the loader control handles. Dig, transplant, and package trees without leaving the comfort of the operatorís seat.

The rugged, dependable tree spade attachment turns any loader into a transplanting unit, while also speeding up production and cutting labor costs. It is the ideal attachment for market applications such as nurseries, landscapers, golf courses, construction, farming, rental yards, Christmas tree farmers, DNRs, parks and recreation departments, and municipalities.

Top Tasks

  • Dig, transplant and package trees

Valve Options

7-Pin Attachment Control Device: Control tree spade operation with fingertip controls located directly on the steering levers of the carrier.

Convertible Valve: Control tree spade operation with fingertip controls on the steering levers or by using a pendant control box. The operation and control versatility of the convertible valve allows the tree spade to be operated on Bobcat-brand loaders as well as other brands.

Choosing a Blade Configuration

Most tree spade models are available in truncated, modified, and cone blade configurations. Different blade configurations give contractors the ability to select the right tree spade attachment for their specific machine and application.

  • Sandy or hard-packed soils: The cone blade is popular when trees must be removed, transported and placed in new locations. It can also be used to place trees in baskets.
  • Loamy to sandy soils: The modified blade has a tower angle of 25 degrees, allowing the tree spade to place the removed tree directly into a basket. Most popular choice for balled-and-burlapped tree harvesting.
  • Clay-type soils: The truncated blade has a tower angle of 22 degrees, delivering a better stand of the tree when placed in a basket. (Not available for 44-in. model.) Ideal for digging in tight locations.

How It Works

Gate(s) on the front of the tree spade open to allow access to the tree. Once around the tree, the gate(s) close and rear stabilizers on the machine are lowered to transfer weight onto the tree spade. Three or four individual blades (depending on model) are then lowered into the ground to cut the tree roots and create a rootball. The rear stabilizers are raised and the tree can be transplanted into a new location or placed into a wire basket.

Features

  • Adjustable Legs: Allow for digging five different root-ball sizes with one tree spade.
  • Blade Versatility: Truncated, modified and cone blade configurations are available, providing a wide variety of blades for any jobsite opportunity.
  • Bobcat® Orange Color: Delivers better attachment visibility when digging.
  • Compact Design: Allows for attachment operation in confined areas without damaging nearby trees or landscaping.
  • Open Frame Design: Provides excellent visibility to the base of the tree.
  • Outside Frame Design: Featured on the 24- and 28-in. tree spade models, the outside frame design provides a wider space for the tree.
  • Inside Frame Design: Featured on spades 32-in. and above, the inside frame helps maintain the integrity of the rootball and allows for a more compact design.
  • Overlapping Blades: Ensure clean root cutting and support of the root-ball.
  • Valve Options: Choose from a convertible valve or dedicated ACD valve to fit a wide range of fit-up to machines and operator preference.

Specs

TS24CA TS28CA TS32CA TS36C TS44CA
Operating Weight 1415 lbs 1490 lbs 1590 lbs 1640 lbs 2150 lbs
Maximum Dig Depth N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Length 80.7 in 85.1 in 83.3 in 87.5 in 85.1 in
Width 88.6 in 92.4 in 91.8 in 95.6 in 85.1 in
Height 57.1 in 57.1 in 64.2 in 64.2 in 64.2 in
Blades 3 3 3 3 4
Ball Weight 78-250 lb. (35-113 kg) 145-383 lb. (66-174 kg) 256-580 lb. (116-263 kg) 394-805 lb. (179-365 kg) 578-1177 lb. (262-534 kg)
Models Cone Cone Cone Cone Cone
Spade Weight 1415 lbs 1490 lbs 1590 lbs 1640 lbs 2150 lbs
Tree Diameter 1 to 2 in. (25 to 51 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 1.5 to 2.5 in. (38 to 63 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 2 to 3.25 in. (51 to 83 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 2 to 3.75 in. (51 to 95 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 3 to 4.5 in. (76 to 114 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree
Dig Depth 23.2 in 31.2 in 31.2 in 32.9 in 33.3 in
TS24MA TS28MA TS32MA TS36MA TS44A
Operating Weight 1330 lbs 1415 lbs 1525 lbs 1580 lbs 2145 lbs
Maximum Dig Depth N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Length 70.8 in 74.2 in 70.8 in 78.4 in 68.5 in
Width 71.5 in 76 in 71.5 in 79.8 in 67.5 in
Height 47.9 in 58.7 in 47.9 in 58.7 in 48.9 in
Blades 3 3 3 3 4
Ball Weight 78-250 lb. (35-113 kg) 145-383 lb. (66-174 kg) 256-580 lb. (116-263 kg) 394-805 lb. (179-365 kg) 578-1177 lb. (262-534 kg)
Models Modified Modifed Modified Modified Modified
Spade Weight 1330 lbs 1415 lbs 1525 lbs 1580 lbs 2145 lbs
Tree Diameter 1 to 2 in. (25 to 51 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 1.5 to 2.5 in. (38 to 64 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 2.0 to 3.25 in. (51 to 84 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 2 to 3.75 in. (51 to 95 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 3 to 4.5 in. (76 to 114 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree
Dig Depth 19.7 22.6 in 25.9 in 29.4 in 31 in
TS24TA TS28TA TS32TA TS36TA
Operating Weight 1330 lbs 1415 lbs 1530 lbs 1585 lbs
Maximum Dig Depth N/A N/A N/A N/A
Length 68.5 in 71.3 in 68.5 in 75.5 in
Width 67.5 in 71.1 in 67.5 in 74.9 in
Height 48.9 in 59.8 in 48.9 in 59.8 in
Blades 3 3 3 3
Ball Weight 78-250 lb. (35-113 kg) 145-383 lb. (66-174 kg) 256-580 lb. (116-263 kg) 394-805 lb. (179-365 kg)
Models Truncated Truncated Truncated Truncated
Spade Weight 1330 lbs 1415 lbs 1530 lbs 1585 lbs
Tree Diameter 1 to 2 in. (25 to 51 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 1.5 to 2.5 in. (38 to 64 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 2.0 to 3.25 in. (51 to 84 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 2 to 3.75 in. (51 to 95 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree
Dig Depth 18.4 in 22.8 in 24.8 in 29.5 in

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