Lemar Tree Spades | Inside/Outside Frame, Leg Options, Gate Lock

By: Lemar Tree Spades  09-12-2011
Keywords: Shovel

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Outside Frame vs. Inside Frame

  • Inside frames are more compact than outside frames.
  • Inside frames are equipped with scraper rings to reduce rootball disturbance when
    retracting the shovels. They are also used to press the rootball into the basket, thus
    creating a tighter package.
  • Outside frames offer more room for harvesting bushy or multi-stemmed trees and
    shrubs.
  • The majority of nurseryman are using inside frames, but deciding what is best
    suited for your particular application is most important.

Shovel Type

There are three shovel types – Truncated, Semi-Truncated, and Cone. The most popular
in the Nursery industry is the truncated shovel type because of its easy to handle shape
and size. All of our spades have a 25 degree classification regardless of the shovel
configuration.

  • Truncated – This shovel type is the shortest of the three with a relatively large bottom
    enabling it to stand on its own.
  • Semi-Truncated – This shovel type is a mix between the truncated and cone shovels.
    These shovels offer a longer shovel depth; increasing the versatility and reducing the
    bottom size.
  • Cone – This shovel configuration is suited for applications where tap-roots and hard,
    dry digging conditions are common. These spades are taller and wider but our compact
    design minimizes the overall size.

Leg Options

Using one spade to dig several different sizes of rootballs is very important for some customers. This is where the subject of legs and leg type presents itself.


Gate Lock

Each spade is equipped with a gate locking feature in
the control valve.

  • Spades 42” and larger are also equipped with a mechanical gate lock to ensure the frame remains locked during operation.
  • Spades 40” and smaller do not have a mechanical lock, for faster production efficiency.

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Once you have had a chance to go over this information you will be able to navigate through the options at the bottom of the page. Rootball Depth This is the measurement from ground level to the bottom of the largest hole that this specific spade can dig. Average Rootball Weight This weight is an approximate weight due to the variation of soil composition and moisture content.