Bobcat 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
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.
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.
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.