Bobcat skidsteer / tractor mounted tree spade


Subject: Bobcat skidsteer / tractor mounted tree spade
Manufactured By: Quality Welding Service, Inc
CONVERT YOUR SKID STEER LOADER into a transplanting unit to speed production and dramatically reduce manual labor costs. Designed for profit conscious owners, this transplant unit is economical, rugged and durable. Thoroughly tested in a variety of soil conditions, the Dirt Works Tree Spade not only digs trees, it also loads them on a truck or trailer in minutes. The tree spade is simple to operate with complete control from the loader seat.
The UNIQUE HYDRAULICS combination on the Dirt Works Tree Spade provides tree and shrub digging capabilities that are fast and dependable. A tree can be dug and transported, or loaded, without the operator leaving the loader. When compared to similar sized equipment, you will find the only difference is the price.
We based our engineering on simple cost effective designs by eliminating unnecessary wearable pivot points and focused on one thing, transplanting trees and shrubs.
Please click on the linksbelow to watch a short video of the DIRT WORKS Tree Spade
Dirt Works Unique Three Spade Rigid Frame Design
Also available in MANUEL OPEN SWING ARM DESIGN at no extra charge.
With OVER THIRTY YEARS of engineering, design change and field testing, the Dirt Works Tree Spade has evolved into a cost effective solution for transplanting trees and shrubs. Our blades are 1/4" truncated steel with reinforced centers and sharpened edges to aid in ground penetration.
Some of our competitors have 3/8" BLADES which REQUIRES EXTRA WEIGHT to penetrate the ground, requiring a LARGER AND HEAVIER MACHINE to operate. 3/8" blades have little flexibility, and the extra force needed for penetration can cause damage to frame structures. Also beware of manufactures claiming to have hardened steel blades. Hardened blades are brittle and crack instead of bending, causing a costly five step repair process, if even repairable.
Truncated Style Pointed Blade Design
The newest design being offered by manufactures is a manual swing out frame. Three spaded units are designed to eliminate the need for a swing out frame that a four spaded unit would require. We reduce our costs by leaving over engineered options off our simple reliable design.
The Dirt Works Tree Spade three spaded fixed frame design offers ample opening to reach around trees and shrubs without expensive, complicated and unnecessary swing out designs.
The DIRT WORKS Tree Spade is also available with ADJUSTABLE LEGS for $495.00
(See photos 5 & 6 or Please call or email for more info)
24" Opening to reach around trees and shrubs
Throughout the years other manufactures have attempted to copy our design, we have seen our competitors build larger three spaded units. (32"- 36") Larger units require larger blades; larger blades require larger, heavier machines to operate.
That same manufacture is now offering the identical reproduction of our Dirt Works Tree Spade they previously claimed would not operate because of the fixed frame design.
Please be sure to research all competitors ads thoroughly to protect yourself against fraudulent claims.
The Dirt Works Tree Spade has been in production for over 20 years. We have moved literally thousands of trees (specifically evergreens) over the years with this machine.
We have also seen other manufactures sell units with cone style blades. Cone style blades will not penetrate the ground. Beware of blades with bend lines starting at the tip and flaring out at the top, unparallel to the cylinder.
Be sure to ask competitors for a video showing their “proven” 3/8” spade design penetrating the ground.
Using the competitors 3/8” spade design, smaller and midsize machines will not penetrate the ground without the use of rear mounted down riggers or a similar hold down system.
In this case heavier is not better.
Past research and development has proven ¼” A36 steel blades to be the most effective ground penetrating blade on the market. All other blade thickness tests have failed, with the blade being restricted to less than a third of the potential 100% ground penetration capability.
The Dirt Works unit has truncated spade type blades, notice how the bend lines are parallel to the cylinder. (See image below)
Attach your Dirt Works Tree Spade to the 3 point hitch on your tractor with our Universal 3 Point Adaptor ($349.00 extra)
Note: Tractors must have auxiliary hydraulics and be capable of providing adequate downward force along with at least 1300 lbs. of lifting capacity.
* Ball Diameter 30" (Ball diameter varies per ground hardness and blade penetration)
* Hydraulic Flow Required - 10-25 GPM
* Cylinders Bore 2 ½" Stroke 30"
* (3) Spades - Truncated Style Pointed Blade Design
* Approximate Weight 950 lbs.
* Ball Weight - 350 Lbs. / Heavy Soil - 400 + lbs.
* Sand Blasted, Primed and Poly Urethane Paint Finish
(Auxiliary hydraulic quick disconnects are required on your loader/tractor for transplanter attachment.)
* Operator can dig, transport and load in minutes
* Easily attaches to most skid steer loaders or tractors
* Complete control of spades from operator's seat
* Smooth vertical movement of spades
* No pivot points; less wear on machine
* Narrow design to fit between closely planted trees
* Will move trees and shrubs up to 3" in diameter
* Use with deciduous trees up to 2-12" caliper especially during dormant times.
* Shears through tap roots in sand or clay
* Ideal in heavy clay type soils; Produces a pot shaped nursery men's ball to make it easier to basket and burlap tree's
* Blades close completely preventing loose or sandy soil leakage.
***Tractor Three-Point Hitch Adapter Kit is $349.00 Extra***
When transplanting a general rule of thumb is to have a minimum of 10"'s of root ball diameter for every 1" of plant trunk diameter.
Good survival rates require knowledge about the plant material being transplanted and following good nursery techniques.
For every inch of trunk, a tree needs a year of adjustment to begin healthy growth. THerefore, a tree with a 3" trunk will not show significant growth until three years after transplanting.
Spring Only - Fruit, nut, linden, magnolia, honey locust, birch, beech, oak and larch.
Spring or Fall - Shade trees or ornamental shrubs. Either early spring or in the fall when leaves turn color and are dropping. Remove broken or conflicting branches and multiple leaders.
For best results, plant various evergreens August through September
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Universal Quick Attach Plate will fit the following machines:
2810, 4810, MD-70, HD-4500, HD-4520, RC-50, RC-60, RC-85, RC-100
500-800 Series, 963, 1600, 2000, 2400MT, S150, S160, S175, S185, S205, S220, S250, S300, T200, T250, T300, A300, 463, T140, T180, T190, T250, T300
1835C,1838, 1840,1845C, 40XT - 95XT, 410, 420, 430, 440, 435, 445, 450, 465
216, 226, 228, 232, 236, 242, 246, 248, 252, 262, and 247, 257
601, 801,1760, 2060, 430, 440, 450, 460
4625,5635,6635 Universal Hitch, 4640, 4840, 5640, 7810, 3635, 6640, 3935
4475, 5575, 6675, 7775, 8875, 240, 250, 260, 270, 317, 320, 325, 328, 332
2022, 2032, 2044, 2054, 2064, 2074, 2099, 2109, 2066, 2076, 2086
L464, L485, L565, L865, LX465, LX485, LX565, LX665, LX865, LX885, LX945, LS 140, LS 150, LS160, LS170, LS180, LS190
85, 105, 137, 153, 175, 205, 250, 255, 320, 135, 225, 245
New Holland Tractor Loaders with the
12LA, TC23DA, TC26DA, 14LA, TC29DA, TC33DA, 15LA, 16LA, TC35A, TC35DA, TC40A, TC40DA, TC45A, TC45DA, 17LA.
1000HD, 1300HD,1700HD, 1300C, 1900CX, 1500C, 1700C, 1700CX
All our products are described and pictured as accurately as possible, and to the best of our ability.
All items are sold with a one year manufactures warranty (see warranty form for details).