Power tree digging spade

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by stevelsc1, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. stevelsc1

    stevelsc1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Has anyone used or bought the gas powered spade that was in the landscape magazines? if so how was it and where can they be located and the price??

    Thanks Guys:waving:
  2. Vermeer

    Vermeer Inactive
    from Iowa
    Messages: 153

    What size are you looking for?
  3. orionkf

    orionkf LawnSite Member
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  4. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    ok this thing weighs 43 lbs. (I dont see the need) so you dont get worn out digging the hole now you just get tired from digging with a 43lb shovel?;)
  5. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    They use to send out vidio of the shovel at work and it look like it worked great. I called and talked to the owner of the co. and I think he was located in Georgia but its been a few yrs. I believe the price was approx. $1300, like I said its been a few yrs.

    No I did'nt buy one, decided a back hoe was easier for me :)
  6. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 118

    I saw one of those at a trade show a few years ago. I had to laugh! :laugh: Watch the video on their website. It seems that the dynadigger could be very useful for a FEW select applications, such as digging up small trees or shrubs for transplanting. But they would have to be pretty small. For pretty much any other thing you would use a regular shovel for, forget it. The worst part of shovelling for me, usually, is the lifting the dirt out of the hole part. With the dynadigger, you'd have to lift an extra 43 pounds give or take a few. Yikes. :weightlifter: :weightlifter: :weightlifter: :weightlifter:
    I like how in their video, they show an old guy who obviously doesn't know how to use a shovel to show how tough using a regular shovel is. Then this young fit dude comes up and throws the 43 lb dynadigger around like it is a wiffle ball bat and demonstrates how easily anybody can use their product. Pfff!!! Did anybody else notice that while they were showing the trenching application, the helper cleaning out the loose dirt was using a sharpshooter, not a cleanout shovel. Doh!!!:dizzy:

    I might rent one for a day to try it out, but I'm pretty skeptical.
  7. stevelsc1

    stevelsc1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Thah`s it thanks

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