STEEL PRICES RISE:
The carbon steel market is poised to grow by 699.35 MT during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period." (Source: Business Wire)
This is what we are seeing all across the industry; day after day new emails from vendor's telling us that their prices are rising, every order we make for materials needs to be revised because the last price is no longer valid, and for good reason. The cost of steel materials has been steadily increasing throughout 2020, and it unfortunately has not slowed into 2021. The reduced capacities of companies in this industry due to Covid-19 health and safety regulations continues to have an impact. As a result, we are forced to increase our list pricing for 2021 and add a steel surcharge to off-set the rising costs that is projected to continue this year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have on our close and prospective customers. We we will do what we can to keep our prices low when the opportunities are found, but right now we are left with little options.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
JORDEN LEIB, VICE PRESIDENT OF SKID STEER SOLUTIONS
Eterra Skid Steer Tree Spade
The Eterra Tree Spade for skid steers is ideal for pulling out trees, digging new holes for trees, transplanting trees, and much more! It is made of 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. Eterra has also designed the plates to 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 Eterra 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 Eterra added because they actually use their our own attachments.
This product has been produced for over 15 years without 1 warranty claim. Many people have purchased this item to also remove stumps. Because of its superior materials, Eterra has no problem with customers purchasing for this purpose.
Other manufacturers cut an opening in the back for visibility. Many customers did not like this, so Eterra made sure to make theirs 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.
- 325 lb
- Material: 3/8" T1 structural plate
- Flattened spade tip
- Skid Steer Tree Spade
- Universal Skid Steer Mounting Plate
- Owner's manual