Dutchman - Model 66 - Curved Blade Tree Transplanting Truck Spade
Dutchman’s curved-blade 66” truck mount is ideal for digging up to 7” trees. This unit can be mounted to a 33,000+GVW, single-axle truck. An optional “Wobble-Tail” can be manufactured for this unit as well making it an ideal, compact package for digging in tight areas. Built with the same quality and durability you have come to know from Dutchman.
Dutchman Industries Inc. is proud to introduce our newest spades to our line of nursery products. Our curved blade 66' 90' and yes even our 100' spades. Dutchman's line of Truck Spades have been years in development and we have been listening to consumer feedback while tirelessly working on solutions to common issues. With its unique, 'cold-formed' blades and custom lift-mast lock, these new spades are a cut above the rest. The result has been a spade that will not only last longer, but give you greater digging power.
The shorter towers allow an operator to travel with the blades up thereby eliminating a full “open-close” cycle. This will drastically speed up the digging process when moving several trees.
The ideal way to form a blade and maintain its original integrity is to cold-form the blade. The longevity of this type of blade will out-perform any other.
Our new lift-mast lock virtually eliminates any spade movement and makes traveling safer and far more comfortable.
By enabling a complete, solid lock, the frame will not open when pushing the blades into the ground. The lock will also prevent any overclosure when transporting empty.
We accomplished this by using a two stage cylinder with the same power and speed as a straight blade cylinder, making our truck spades some of the shortest in the industry.
Full decking covers the entire frame from the rear of the cab to the back of the spade frame which gaves the operator the ability to climb on the frame to manage tree branches.
The circular frame allows for a greater opening which can easily wrap around low-branched or multi-stemmed trees. The low-profile frame can guide itself under low-branches when closing.
The circular frame allows the operator more clearance around the tree without compensating the strength of the frame. The complete circular-frame increases the overall strength.
This type of support is designed with less deflection and increased penetration. It will lower the stress and torque that is created when the blades are forced into the ground.