In this article we’ll have an overview on small tree spades around the planet; you should know that doesn’t exist only the giant tree spades for giant trees that you can easily see on internet.
Not only big tree spades are available, small tree spades are also available for transplanting small trees, hedge plants and shrubs. A smaller tree will recover sooner and may actually be taller than a larger transplanted tree 10 years later!
The general rule of thumb for recovery is one inch of trunk diameter for year. This means if you move a 6-inch diameter tree it may take six years for it to recover and resume it’s normal growth. This also means the tree could die from transplant shock during this long period. Tree removing and transplanting is a very sensitive job. A large tree spade cannot transplant a small tree in economic terms and room for maneuver in nurseries. It needs a small tree spade. So, big manufacturing companies like Vermeer, Optimal, Dutchman, Mac-Bert etc. made small tree spades with different ability and properties. Some use only one blade while others have two blades. Some are attached to hydraulic machine and others are without it. Their size also varies in different companies.
The small ones
This tree spades are designed to meet the various and specific requirements of nurserymen, small tree farms, and commercial landscapers.
Small Tree Spades enables nurserymen or the landscaper to safely, quickly and easily dig thousands of trees to either ball & burlap them or replant them to any other suitable place.
They are shaped like one-third of a standard machine and allows the operator to extract a uniformly shaped root ball. This tree spade is also ideal for developers and garden centers, or for anyone who needs compact equipment to move saplings, plantings, root balls, small trees, landscaping materials, and even small boulders.
For example, we can mention here about the Extir-Plants B250 of Mac-Bert, which is an effective and efficient small tree spade. For some type of very delicate plants, this machine, obtain excellent results to the survival and rapid growth of the plant.
This small tree spade is most popular to nurserymen and work without vibrations even in hard terrain. It can change its clod’s measurement production from 22 cm to 33 cm realizing truncated cone clods. As its maximum width of cm 85, it can work in the narrow rows of nurseries. It has 2 spades and a back lance. The blades descend slightly oblique around the plant into the ground and the back lance cuts off the plant’s taproot.
The Extir-Plants B250 function with a hydraulic machine with tractor power (HP) of min 25 and max 45. It takes an average amount of time for one work cycle of 40 sec and can move weight around 50 kg. It’s suitable for shrubs, hedge plants, and small trees.
The small tree spades are an economical attachment used for a variety of applications. Move and place trees and dig holes for new trees, all with the same attachment. This transplanting equipment requires minimal maintenance and tolerates heavy workloads common to commercial nurseries and commercial landscaping. It performs tree transplanting and moving damaging as little as possible the plants!