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BrandonV
01-08-2010, 07:02 PM
Moved a tree down to the lake norman area today. tried something different since it's a 2 hr haul for me. We took our lcf as a support vehicle and instead of having to haul the plug back here OR finding somewhere to drop it (this is just 1 tree being installed, instead of a whole project like I normally do) we dropped the bed to the ground and backed the spade up to it. worked better than I thought. I did all roll over to one side, but I used the back to blades to cut the plug in half to even it out. it was a nice day to be in the cab for 4 hrs though, quite cool and breezy. plus side was the ground was frozen so no getting stuck!!!!

stuvecorp
01-08-2010, 07:06 PM
That truck spade yours? Pretty cool.

BrandonV
01-08-2010, 07:17 PM
it was my getting out of college present... that and a ton of debt.

KrayzKajun
01-08-2010, 07:20 PM
sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gravel Rat
01-08-2010, 07:27 PM
Your old tandem Ford must ride a little rough with Hendrickson rubber pad walking beam suspension does it bounce a little :laugh:

It is the most stable suspension thou good for your application where you need the stability with high center loads.

stuvecorp
01-08-2010, 07:31 PM
it was my getting out of college present... that and a ton of debt.

The gift that keeps giving, right?:)

T Scapes
01-08-2010, 09:09 PM
This is an awesome tree spade i saw at AI this summer only one in the world

bobcat_ron
01-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Now that's a good looking spade!

I can see a tree hugging hippy stealing that Volvo and going ape sh*t in the woods before the loggers cut down a tree!

BrandonV
01-08-2010, 10:29 PM
There are some neat ones from optima too they hold the trees off the back of the truck. I couldn't imagine driving one of those around with 30' of tree off the back.
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NEUSWEDE
01-08-2010, 11:35 PM
You able to keep that spade busy or is it just a niche that is like a every now and again thing?

treemover
01-08-2010, 11:54 PM
Good to see another spade guy on here!! How is business your way?

BrandonV
01-09-2010, 11:10 AM
Good to see another spade guy on here!! How is business your way?

few and far between.

BrandonV
01-09-2010, 11:12 AM
You able to keep that spade busy or is it just a niche that is like a every now and again thing?

we pretty much bought it to use everynow and again for a long time. our nursery had a bunch of stuff getting out of size for the 50' spade and we either would have to pay to have it dozed or get this...

treemover
01-09-2010, 05:40 PM
few and far between.

Same here, we are used to keeping 2-3 trucks busy now we are lucky for 1.

BrandonV
12-06-2010, 10:41 PM
Had a fun day last week, did 2 insurance replacements (car wrecks.) It was refreshing, we do quotes for these kind of claims all the time, with little to none coming back as an install. Add to that I have never moved a eastern red cedar.