The 25-degree, semi-truncated spade is now the most common style spades today and is often referred to as: “the best of both worlds”. The angle of the blades and the angle of the towers are set at 25-degree. This will allow for a narrower cut at the bottom of the root ball but the tree will still stand straight. The narrow pitch blades allow for better soil penetration in clay soils but also allow for better compression when holding sandier soils. Due to the narrow pitch blades, all larger Dutchman spades are built on this angle. The 25-degree spade will allow the operator to dig at least three good root ball sizes comfortably. Dutchman’s semi-truncated spades can be built from 20” all the way up to 80” and are commonly stocked. Please note that 25 degree baskets must be purchased if you are using this style of spade.
Dutchmans 200 (o) is the perfect spade to deal with small trees and shrubs from 20" to 18" rootballs. Built extremely compact and light-weight, this unit can be outfitted to smaller skid steers, mini-excavators, or walk-behind loaders. The smaller, outside frame allows the operator to get around lower branched material.
Weight of the outside frame is approximately 1100 lbs.
Dutchmans 36-inch, 25-degree tree spades are designed to produce an optimum 36-inch ball. This type of spade is great when looking to cover trees up to 3.5-inches + in diameter. It ensures successful digging of a 36-inch basket. It is an ideal, compact spade for mid-size loaders. Available in both three blade and four blade frames. Unit digs from 38” to 28”.
Weight of three blade is approximately 1550lbs and weight of four blade is approximately 1800lbs.
Dutchmans also offers a rugged and durable 65-inch tree spade to cover larger trees. Dutchmans 65-inch, 25-degree tree spades are designed to produce a ball 66-inches in diameter and 55-inches deep. The interior, low profile frame is designed with 2 gates and a lock. It is a light, compact spade for larger loaders. Unit digs from 65” to 50”.
Weight of the spade is approximately 4400lbs.