PT324
PT330
PS330
PT440
PT650
3PH Mount

Four blades and dual-hinged outer frame arms immediately make the Nomad PT440 tree spade stand out. The wide blade position gives the operator a comfortable and clear view of the spading action, which is incredibly important when transplanting evergreen trees and minimizing damage to the lower branches. To avoid any unnecessary damage or trauma to the tree, the dual tree hugger hinged frame arms allow the operator to take extra care while positioning the tree spade. The PT440’s spades are made of 1/4" high alloy steel that hardens with use for reliable digging and compacting performance.

Nomad PT440

Power Built In

Power Built-In

The 3-point hitch mount is designed for power and function. Attached to your tractor by a rigid top link and the lower arms in their lowest position, this rugged power house is ready to take on all the heavy lifting and positioning. The built-in hydraulics are designed to provide, tilt for positioning, down pressure to help keep the frame in position and lift to get the Nomad out of the hole. These powerful tools are also field installable, meaning you can add 3PH mount to an existing Nomad.

Anti Slip

Non slip step pads for easy entry.

Anti Slip

JIC Fittings

Secure hydraulic conectios and easy servicing.

JIC Fittings

Sleeved Hoses

All hoses are sleeved for operator and hose protection.

Hoses Shielded for Extra Protection

Powder Coat Finish

Heavy-duty construction and a durable powder-coated finish.

Powder Coat Finish

Lifting Eye

Lifting eyes for easy storage and transport.

Lifting Eye

Semi Truncated Blades

The most utilitarian blade style that provides a narrower bottom cut for the root ball. These blades also provide greater soil penetration in clay with better compression to to hold sandier soils.

Semi Truncated Blades

Cylinders Push for Maximum Efficiency

 

Cylinders Push for Maximum Efficiency

Universal Skidsteer Adaptor

 

Universal Skidsteer Adaptor

Bolt in Tractor Loader Adaptor

 

Bolt in Tractor Loader Adaptor

Optional Stabilizer for Various Root Ball Sizes

Can be field installed. Adjustments at 6", 8", and 10".

Stabilizer for Various Root Ball Sizes

Optional Outrigger for Skidsteer

Ships with weld-on plate.

Outrigger for Skidsteer

Power Built-In

Attached to your tractor by a rigid top link and lower arms, the built-in hydraulics are designed to provide, tilt for positioning, down pressure to help keep the frame in position and lift to get the Nomad out of the hole.

Power Built-In

Wide Range of Control Options

Increase the efficiency of your tree spade operation with the Controls line of remotes from Baumalight.

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Wide Range of Control Options

HARDENED STEEL BUSHING

Spring Bushings made from high grade chrome-vanadium AISI 6150 spring steel on all main pivot points.

Hardened Steel Bushing

Greaseable Pins

Our grease pins are zinc plated to prevent corrosion which will allow for smoother operation of the units joints over their lifetime.

Greaseable Pins

Set up for shipping

The PS330 3-point hitch tree spade is shipped on a nice metal shipping and storage skid.

Baumalight PS330 Spade set up for shipping
Model PT324 PT330 PS330 PT440 PT650
Tree Size (Evergreen) 2" 3" 3" 4" 5"
Tree Size (Hardwood) 1.5" 2.5" 2.5" 3" 4"
Root Ball Diameter 24" 30" 30" 40" 50"
Root Ball Depth 23" 29" 29" 30" 43"
Opening (Width) 20" 23" 60" 52" 47"
Blade Angle (Degrees) 25° 25° 25° 25° 25°
Number of Blades 3 3 3 4 6
Blade Thickness 1/4" Mild Steel 3/8" Mild Steel 3/8" Mild Steel 1/4" High Alloy 1/4" High Alloy
Slides Steel Steel Steel Steel Steel
Blade Truncation Semi Semi Semi Full Semi
Towers Swing Hinge No No Yes Yes Yes
Weight 1100 1356 1550 1934 3238
Weight with Root Ball 1400 1865 2050 3134 5785

With multiple choices available, the Controls line from Baumalight gives you both the power and freedom to control your Nomad tree spade. Whether you choose a fixed manual control solution, wired, wireless or AUX Baumalight has you covered. We also can custom connect to your existing electrical plug on your boom to connect to your build in cab controls.

Manual Control

Manual hydraulic valves with a dual position mounting stand.

Manual Control

Wired Control

Control all the digging and swinging actions from the seat of your carrier with hand held remote control using the power of your 12 volt plug.

Wired Control

Wireless Control

For the ultimate in convenience, the wireless controller option gives you the ability to move freely around the spading operation for the most precise insertion and extraction points available.

Wireless Control

7 Pin Bobcat Connection

Baumalight now offers a 7 Pin Connection adapter exclusive to Bobcat carriers. Simply connect your AUX Electrical Connection to the adapter, which then connects to the in-cab power supply of your Bobcat.

7 Pin Bobcat Connection

Auxiliary Electrical Connection

Baumalight now offers a more direct and simple way of connecting to your skidsteer’s auxiliary electrical connection. Simply connect the hydraulics and plug in the electrical. Now you can control the attachment from inside your cab.

Auxiliary Electrical Connection
Model For Use With Connection Type Required Live Pins
D003427 PT324 & PT330 AUX Live-2
D003428 PS330 AUX Live-3
D003429 PT440 AUX Live-5
D003449 PT650 AUX Live-7
How it Works Step 1

Step 1

Find the location you want to move your tree to. Position the spade at a defined direction, say North. Engage blades and scoop your hole.

How it Works Step 2

Step 2

Align the Nomad with the tree in the same direction chosen for the hole—in this case, North.
Open blade, move forward to position tree in the center of the dig area. Engage blades until they meet.

How it Works Step 3

Step 3

Lift tree up and transport to original hole. Note: In harder earth, the spades may cause glazing on the hole walls. Before the new tree is placed, this surface needs scuffing in order for the new roots to penetrate.

How it Works Step 4

Step 4

lign tree with the orientation of the original hole. Lower and place tree.
Note: Trees become more tolerant to hot afternoon sun on one side. Changing their orientation can burn foliage.

Nomad Tree Moving Best Practices

When to Move

Trees can be planted any time of year, watering becomes more important if moved in a dry season. Although moving trees in the spring or fall has previously been seen as the optimal time, this is only because it is typically cooler and wetter during these times. When moving a tree outside of this, simply be sure the tree is well watered for several days before hand.

Preparation

Tree

Make sure the trees are well watered 2-3 days before moving.

Mark the trees orientation so it may be transplanted in the same direction reducing the risk of sunscalding.

Secure any low hanging branches that may be damaged during transplant.

Hole

Location - find a suitable location that meets the environmental requirements of the specimen.

Create the hole in which the specimen will be relocated.

Prepare the hole based on the soil condition. If the soil has a large clay content rough up the sides for easier root penetration. If the soil is sandy add appropriate nourishment, and if the soil is dry water the hole.

Aftercare

Keep well watered to help establish roots.

Apply mechanical supports if required to help stabilize the tree for one to two years while the specimen re-establishes.

Tips

Keep your tree spade in good operating condition and wellmaintained. Sharp blades will reduce damage to root systems.

Try to replant your specimen within two hours. This will help reduce shock.

Nomad Action Image

Spade School

Position the Nomad around the tree to be moved ensuring it is resting on the ground and that the spades are spaced evenly around the tree. Failure to accurately position the spade may result in unnecessary trauma to the tree.

Depth Illustration

Dig in with each spade 3 inches down then 2 inches back until frame rests on ground. Move to the next spade working around the tree. This keeps the spades aligned with less disruption to the roots and keeps the tree straight. Keep working the spades in until they are fully extended.

Note: Frame must remain on ground or root ball size will be decreased.

When all spades are fully extended, wiggle the root ball in the hole slightly increasing the pocket sides and releasing additional root mass. Raise the Nomad, lifting the tree out of the hole. Depending on the extent of the root growth some manual root pruning may be required to free the tree.

Place the tree in the hole and reverse the process by raising the spades around the tree a little at a time until the tree is resting comfortably in its new home.

Depth Illustration

How it Works Step 1

Step 1

Prepare root ball.

Flatten root ball for stability. Retract the spades a little at a time in a circular motion, until approx. 6" of the root ball is exposed below spades. Using a shovel remove the excess and flatten the root ball.

How it Works Step 2

Step 2

Get basket ready.

Place your burlap liner in the wire basket and place the basket on level ground.

How it Works Step 3

Step 3

Place in Basket

Line up the root ball with basket and lower into place. Retract the spades fully, until root ball is resting in basket. Remove Nomad leaving tree in basket.

How it Works Step 4

Step 4

Tie tree in place.

Fold in burlap and basket and tie tree into place.