KT Planting Spade
TIMBERSAWS KT Planting Spade
For use in easy to penetrate soil.
Young pine trees blow over in strong winds when bad planters twist their roots or do not plant them deep enough for good anchorage. They then develop butt-sweep and sinuous stems so that at the time of harvest the timber is weak and of low commercial value.
All the investment spent on tying up land for a 25-30 year tree crop rotation and site preparation, tree breeding and production of planting stock can be wasted.
The KT Spade (designed by Robin Trewin Forest Establishment Consultant and Levin Sawmakers who manufacture the spade) has a 410mm blade, 100mm longer than traditional makes.
After extensive trials, a major New Zealand forestry company insists on the exclusive use of the KT spade as it facilitates deeper and straighter root placement for good growth and anchorage in strong winds.
The handle grip is over moulded with a new vulcanized thermoplastic rubber for ultimate grip, comfort and durability. This special over mould substance will not break down with sweat, salt air or U.V and is non slip wet or dry. It also has the lowest rating for muscular activity with less effort needed to grip, less muscle strain and less fatigue for the user. The inside of the spade handle has been made wider for bigger hands with an oval grip for comfort.
The spade handle yoke is made from nylon impregnated with rubber to assist with impact shock absorption.
Manufactured by Levin Sawmakers N.Z.
All planting spades specs.
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Yellow highlighted specs are for this spade.
|Spade||Shaft||Length||Blade Length||Blade Width Top||Blade Width Bottom||Blade Thickness||
|Ace 1 Light||Straight||960mm||300mm||170mm||120mm||3.2mm||2.75kg|
|Beez Neez T||Straight||1100mm||250mm||100mm||80mm||4mm||3.20kg|
|Beez Neez H||Straight||900mm||250mm||100mm||80mm||4mm||2.25kg|