Tree Spade
Attachment

Tree Spade
Attachment

  • Dig and transplant trees with speed and efficiency  
  • Work between closely planted trees  
  • Works in a variety of soil conditions  
  • Dig, transplant, and package trees without leaving the comfort of the operator’s seat 
  • Ideal for nurseries, landscapers, golf courses, construction, farming, rental yards, Christmas tree farmers, parks and recreation departments, and municipalities 

Features & Benefits

Product Overview

Top Tasks 

  • Dig, transplant and package trees 

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. 

Required Components 

The following components are required to operate this attachment and must be purchased separately: 

  • Rear stabilizers 

Choosing a Blade Configuration

Most tree spade models are available in 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 ball-and-burlap tree harvesting. 

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® loaders as well as other brands. 

Compatible Models

Specifications

Units
Tree Spade - Convertible Modified, 44"
Tree Spade - Convertible Modified, 32"
Tree Spade - Convertible Modified, 36"
Tree Spade - Convertible Cone, 32"
Tree Spade - Convertible Cone, 36"
Tree Spade - Convertible Cone, 44"
Operating Weight
2145 lb
1525 lb
1580 lb
1590 lb
1640 lb
2150 lb
Length
78.5 in
74.2 in
78.4 in
83.3 in
87.5 in
85.1 in
Width
77.7 in
76 in
79.8 in
91.8 in
95.6 in
85.1 in
Height
66.6 in
58.7 in
58.7 in
64.2 in
64.2 in
64.2 in
Tree Diameter
3 to 4.5 in. (76 to 114 mm)* *measured at 6" above base of tree 
2.0 to 3.25 in. (54 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 
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 

Additional Details

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 operator’s 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.

 

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust (including diesel engine exhaust when equipped), lead and lead compounds, mineral oils, soots, phthalates, and carbon monoxide which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Certain specification(s) are based on engineering calculations and are not actual measurements. Specification(s) are provided for comparison purposes only and are subject to change without notice. Specification(s) for your individual equipment will vary based on normal variations in design, manufacturing, operating conditions, and other factors.