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air spade excavation tools

air spade

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.

series 2000

model 3000

why use air spade?

industry specific kits available:


  • 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 and does not create "contaminated" spoil like water
  • Excavated soil is ideal for recompaction
  • Saves expensive fuel costs, e.g. $ 9 / hr for crack cleaning over home made lance





  • Arborcultural
  • Industrial/Commercial
  • Demining
  • Trench Rescue