Paumco Products Quick Spade Combo - Model# 1101-Quick Spade
This Spade has saved a lot of time and blisters. I mounted to my front loader on the right side so I could see it and what I was digging up. In the middle I could not see it or target. On a skid steer it would be easy to view.
I have dug up many Mesquite sprigs growing up, and good sized ones also. Plus All the other brush that's in my way.
it has held up to a lot of punishment and doesn't have a mark on it.
The easy mounting was a big plus. Easy to move where you want.
No complaints. Really like ths product.
September 17, 2013
Very handy to have on the farm. Use on a small 4x4 HST tractor with loader. It can quickly dig holes for planting trees or deck piers. One of most unexpected benefits is removing trees and brush from fence lines. It can cut through 3" trees, large hedges or multiflora rose bushes just below ground level. without disturbing the fence line. Pile up and haul away. This feature saves a tremendous amount of hand work and you stay on the tractor. Dug up large rocks and bordered my wife's flower gardens. One note of caution is that it started to bend the bucket cutting edge. Had to straighten and reinforce the bucket. Skidsteer or larger tractor loaders buckets should be alright. If the fork pockets were longer/closer to heal of bucket it might not have bent. Reason for 4 out 5 stars. Still happy with the purchase and versatility added to existing equipment.
September 17, 2013
i ordered this quick spade and had it shipped to the fargo store for pick up. when i picked it up the staff was very good to deal with . the spade fit on my 732 bobcat forks . i have used the blade to p/up some big rocks and it worked well . it looks like good thick steel w/good welds . i will transplant a couple of trees ( 6' tall ) this weekend . next on list is to dig a trench
August 13, 2012
Paumco quick spade
I purchased the Paumco Quick Spade because I had several hundred trees blowen down on my land in Wi. I was a bit concerned when I purchased it because it sounded a bit too good to be true. But it lived up to all my expectations. I installed it on the bucket of my tractor and started digging stumps. Stumps from 4-6 inch trees cane out in one shot. 30 inch dia oak trees took a bit more time. But the biggest stump I removed took me aprox 40 min and I was still learning to use the unit.
It should be noted that I was working in a sandy loam soil so I was able to put a pretty sharp edge on the spade which helped a lot in cutting through roots Very pleased
January 9, 2012
Bought this for my front loader a couple years ago and it's a good tool. I have dug some pretty big holes, removed stumps, planted large trees etc. Would like to see an easier hook-up but still working on it. Overall, serves it's purpose pretty well.
November 16, 2011
Attaching to the tractor was a snap. I was nothing short of amazed at the productivity this little spade makes simply by lessing the surface area of my bucket and using the regular leverage of my tractor.
October 17, 2011
The spade is what I call a great unit. Transplanted trees /bushes/dug ditch /post holes. Saves a lot of man hrs and machine time hiring out side excavators. Used it on our O.C.46 dozer/with bucket. Still more to do when electric lines go to loafing sheds.,used it for stump removal,just make sure the chain stays tight. truly a remarkable well built unit. LOU.
May 12, 2011
You will not believe how much you will use this! I digs great, I've transplanted trees, dug footings,dug rocks big enough to bend my bucket but not the shovel, trenched electrical lines. Only problem is my wife keeps finding more work for it!
You will need some type of chain or strap and a ratchet to keep attached.
March 21, 2011
Quick Spade Combo
We have rocky soil so it does not dig as easily as the demo videos....but at a little less angle on my John Deere 4110 FEL it does dig well.....had to shorten the ratchet binder do to space limitations.I have since added a 1x3 solid steel bar on top of bucket and it had 3 weld on hooks and 2" reciever tube for trailer ball it added alot of support for Spade. As far a moving rocks and timbers no problem....Save me from getting Backkhoe attatchment since i had small do it anytime projects.
November 23, 2010
Quick Spade Combo
Great product, it took a little while to get comfortable using it with my front end loader but it does a great job. If you need to dig a trench and you have a front end loader this is the tool to use. It takes less than 10 minutes to chain it to my bucket. The only problem I have found with it mounted on the front of my bucket is that it makes it difficult to get a full scoop of dirt.
However, you can take it off , move a couple of full scoops and then start breaking ground again.
August 24, 2010