AirSpade, a division of Guardair Corporation, has released the newest addition to the AirSpade product line — the HT144 Shrub Gun — a compact, compressed soil excavation tool.

Harnessing the power of compressed air, the AirSpade HT144 quickly and efficiently excavates soil covering roots and other underground objects without damage. Featuring the patented AirSpade supersonic nozzle that generates airflow at Mach 2, the HT144 safely dislodges the soil, leaving tree roots, cables, metal and plastic pipes unharmed.

“The AirSpade HT144 is changing the way arborists, landscapers and gardeners care for plants,” said Thomas Tremblay, President of Guardair. “We recognized the need of our customers to provide a more compact AirSpade tool and the HT144 does just that. The growing season is a busy time for our customers. With AirSpade, they can get the job done easier.”

Weighing less than five pounds and featuring a compact, two-foot barrel, the HT144 is ideal for close-up work. Operating at 60 cfm, the HT144 can run on a compressor as small as 15 horsepower, or on a standard 185 cfm tow-behind unit.

“I’ve been using an AirSpade for many years,” says Kevin Wedemeyer, Certified Arborist for C.L. Frank & Company. “This tool is powerful and safe. The technology behind the AirSpade makes our work so much easier. With that same technology and shorter barrel, the HT144 is perfect for tough jobs that require us to get up close.”