Dutchman Cone Spade
In recent years Dutchman's Nursery Equipment has spread to various markets within North America. Southern sandy soils with "tap-rooted" trees have created a strong demand for coned spades. A redesigned coned spade (C-series) is now part of Dutchman's expansive equipment line and is produced in sizes of 33", 36", 42", 48", and 54". These spades are built with the same renowned tower, frame, hinge, and blade durability that owners have come to expect. The angle of the blades and the angle of the towers are set at 30 degree and allow the spade to virtually cone up at the bottom. The cone spade allows for superior penetration and can downsize to dig almost five different root ball sizes. Due to the full closure, however, the root ball cannot stand like 22-degree truncated or 25-degree semi-truncated. Please note that 30 degree baskets must be purchased if you are using this style of spade.

Dutchman's C-series spades meet competitor’s height and width specifications. However, unlike conventional spades that have a fixed width and height, the Dutchman's C-series can be further reduced simply by lowering the blades to create a more compact option.

Scraper Plate Option

Dutchman’s Scraper Plate option is designed to minimize the amount of soil sticking to the blades. The adjustable Scraper Plate design allows the user to set the height of the spade (when digging a smaller root ball) and ensure all the soil stays in the basket. This design is perfect for those clients with extremely sticky soil conditions.
When the plates are removed, the bottom of all Dutchman spades still have the permanent scraper plate mounted to the bottom of the towers ensuring minimal soil stick when digging a full root ball.

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