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We want to help you find the right spade for your specific application. Directly below is some information that will help you understand how we classify our equipment and direct you to the equipment that is right for you. 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. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us directly, and we would be happy to assist you.
| Model Number || Basketing Range || Spade Height (A) || Spade Width (B) || Rootball Depth || Gate Opening || Spade Weight || Basket Bottom || Average Rootball Weight |
|526-3ot ||18"-24" ||38" ||67" ||17" ||23" ||1,300 lbs ||12" ||325 lbs |
Reading the Model Number
The model number is used to classify five different things:
| 5 ||5 is the series designation of "500 Series" |
| 26 ||26 is the actual maximum plug that this spade will dig |
| 3 ||3 represents the shovel configuration - 3 blade/4 blade |
| o ||o is a frame classification differentiating between inside/outside framed spades |
| t ||t is the blade type; truncated, semi-truncated and cone blades are the three different blade configurations available. |
The practical basketing range for this specific spade.
This is the measurement from ground level to the bottom of the largest hole that this specific spade can dig. The measurement is taken on the vertical axis, not on the angle.
With the gates open, this measurement indicates the widest that the frame is able to open.
This is the weight of the spade only, without a rootball.
This is the bottom dimension for the basket that this spade would fit without any extra labor required. This spade could go into a basket with a larger bottom than what is listed, but it would not fit into a basket with a smaller bottom.
Average Rootball Weight
This weight is an approximate weight due to the variation of soil composition and moisture content. This weight will be on the higher end of the weight spectrum, but again these weights are approximate.