Four blades and dual-hinged outer frame arms immediately make the Nomad ST440 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 skid steer mounted tree spade. The ST440’s spades are made of 1/4" high alloy steel that hardens with use for reliable digging and compacting performance.
Non slip step pads for easy entry.
Secure hydraulic conectios and easy servicing.
All hoses are sleeved for operator and hose protection.
Heavy-duty construction and a durable powder-coated finish.
Lifting eyes for easy storage and transport.
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.
Can be field installed. Adjustments at 6", 8", and 10".
Ships with weld-on plate.
Increase the efficiency of your tree spade operation with the Controls line of remotes from Baumalight.
Spring Bushings made from high grade chrome-vanadium AISI 6150 spring steel on all main pivot points.
Our grease pins are zinc plated to prevent corrosion which will allow for smoother operation of the units joints over their lifetime.
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|Tree Size (Evergreen)||2"||2"||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"|
|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" Mild Steel||1/4" Mild Steel|
|Towers Swing Hinge||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Weight with Root Ball||1400||1865||2050||3134||5785|
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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 hydraulic valves with a dual position mounting stand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Model||For Use With||Connection Type||Required Live Pins|
|D003427||ST324 & ST330||AUX||Live-2|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get basket ready.
Place your burlap liner in the wire basket and place the basket on level ground.
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.
Tie tree in place.
Fold in burlap and basket and tie tree into place.