eTerra - EZ-SPADE Tree Spade
This is the largest and nicest spade of its kind that we know of. The overall width with backplate is 46". The actual spade width is 43". The depth is 44" and the height is 26". Material used is 3/8" T1 structural plate. This ensures that the spade will not bend when you are prying even the toughest roots. It also allows the spade to penetrate the ground easier by being thinner. If you make the spade thicker, it is harder to push into the ground and weighs more, thus taking away some payload.
The backing mount is made from two plates to make it structurally sound in all conditions. We also have the plates wrap in two different directions so the slot opening where your pins slide in have two different angled surfaces to hold onto. When you are really working on a stump, you will thank us because this spade will just not let go.
The tip is flattened to allow you to cut. If it were pointed, the spade would slide from side to side when being pushed into the tap root. This way it will cut the root if desired so you can easily remove the tree. This is just another feature we added because we actually use our own attachments.
This has been produced for over 7 years without 1 warranty claim. Many people have purchased this item to also remove stumps. Because of it's superior materials, we have allowed people to purchase it for this purpose. When we researched it further we found many of the stump buckets out there in the market are not even made from T1. Yet another reason to buy the real thing. We use the right materials and we know how to build the products properly.
Other manufacturers cut an opening in the back for visibility. Many of our customers complained about this so we made ours closed so you can carry material with the bucket. When you clean out the hole for a tree to be planted in, it is nice to be able to move the material away with the spade. Another nice feature from people that actually use their attachments.
Overall weight of this item is 325 lbs.