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some spade pics from today

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by BrandonV, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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!!!!

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  2. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    That truck spade yours? Pretty cool.
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    it was my getting out of college present... that and a ton of debt.
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
  6. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    The gift that keeps giving, right?:)
  7. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
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    This is an awesome tree spade i saw at AI this summer only one in the world

  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    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!
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,581

    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 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,147

    You able to keep that spade busy or is it just a niche that is like a every now and again thing?

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