Air-Spade Excavation Tool for Arborists
The AIR-SPADE® is a rugged and durable handheld tool that produces a stream of supersonic air moving at Mach 2. The AIR-SPADE® effectively penetrates and dislodges most types of soil, but is harmless to non-porous objects such as plant roots, buried pipes, or cables. This tool is specifically designed for the tree care industry. You have the option to purchase just the air spade tool or the entire kit which includes a case, hose, and adapter.
The Air-Spade 2000 Arbor Kit contains:
- One AIR-SPADE® with a 150 scfm / 90 psig nozzle
- 4 foot barrel
- Ergonomic handle 45 degree angled adapter
- 10 ft. comfort hose
- Storage case with lock
- Modular design with parts that screw together without tools
- Interchangeable nozzles sized to match air compressors from 15 to 250 scfm
- Ergonomic handle with thermal shield and pressure gauge
- Safety "dead man" trigger with guard
- Electrically insulating barrel
- Hardened wear resistant stainless steel nozzle
- Lightweight and durable air hose
- Proven to dig up to 50% faster than other air excavation equipment.
- Digs harder soils than competitive or home made wands
- Less worker fatigue / injuries than a pick or shovel
- Faster and safer than hand digging
- Saves expensive hourly labor costs
- Non-damaging to all kinds of buried utilities or plant roots
- Digs without making mud
Notes about Air compressors with the Air-Spade:
- CFM (cubic feet per minute) is a measure of the amount of air flowing
- PSI (pounds per square inch) is a measure of the air pressure
- The Standard Air-Spade requires a minimum of 175 CFM (most air compressors are 175 or 185 CFM)
- Arborists typically rent a 185 CFM air compress and set the PSI at 100 or more
- Operating the Air-Spade at higher then required CFM or PSI is fine, but lower then required results in poor performance
- Some moisture is needed in the soil to make it more poruous. Consider soaking ground that is totally dry before use.
5 out of 5 star average customer rating based on 1 review
As Advertised - 08/07/2015
We Just finished our first job with this tool and we are impressed. Set up is simple and it blasts through soil in no time. 90% of the time spent on the job was cleaning up our mess and replacing the soil. It's good to have another PHC service to offer during slower times of the year.