Tractor Spade / Shovel

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Jul 5, 2005
Harpers Ferry WV - Mountains of Shannondale
Former owner of a P T -180 / Kubota BX-1500 .. A Craftsman Yard Tractor / John Deere 140 H-1 / Cub Cadet 108. And now ( Little Red ) a Power Trac 1425
My neighbors next door decided they no longer wanted the White Pampas decorative Grass by their swimming pool. So they pulled it out by the root with their Ford F-150.. Some of the root balls attached were easily 250 pounds.

Gave me a chance to finally try out the shovel attachment I've had sitting in my shed for over a year. It was no mini hoe but it worked fairly well for digging down around 8 inches in the hard shale soil and busting up small tree roots..

I really came in handy for getting under the huge root balls and moving them around the property. I plan to modify it further so it will attach more permanently to bucket for use without the chain.

A few pic's of hauling them down the street and over to our yard before I replanted them around the perimeter of our property. They are still in the dormant stage now but I cut them down and I'm betting they will come back strong.


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Very nice

I made one for my 1850. Broke it a few years later...


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Very nice

I made one for my 1850. Broke it a few years later...

Now that's one serious tree spade nice work.. Mine works fairly well but I think if I sharpen the edges like yours, it should work even better.