Nursery Tree Spades

Dutchman has a spade for almost any nursery application and machine. They range in size from 20-inch rootballs away up to the brand new 600i 60-inch spade. Inside and various outside frame models are available. From lightweight mini-excavator spades to workhorse skid-steer spades, Dutchman has the right equipment to get the job done. Tree after tree, year after year, nothing digs like a Dutchman.

Available in 240, 280, and 330 models, the Truncated Tree Spade is ideal for creating wide-bottomed rootballs for shallow-rooted trees. The wide rootball gives the tree excellent stability once dug out, although at the cost of addition weight.
Available in 330 up to 600 models, the Coned Tree Spade is ideal for digging tap-rooted trees or in sandy soil. The spade is almost completely closed at the bottom, minimizing soil loss. Due to the pointed shape, however, the rootballs produced are less stable and balanced.
Available in all straight-blade sizes, the Semi-Truncated Tree Spade creates a rootball that is narrow than a Truncated spade but still stands well on its own. Semi-Truncated spades are the most common type of tree spade due to their versatility; they can down-size a great deal when digging smaller trees…