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Backsaver Spade




We all know that digging can be a back-breaking chore. Constant bending to pick up soil and turn it gives you backache, so we have found a new version of the Wolf Terrex Autospade to help. This ingenious tool (popular in the 1970s and now back in production!) has been specially designed to reduce back strain and effort with the bonus of digging at up to twice the speed of a conventional spade. All you have to do is take a spit, pull back on the comfy handles and a large spring at the base of the shaft acts to throw the soil forward and turn it over. It features a carbon steel blade which holds a lovely sharp edge, galvanised fixings and 'comfy grip' PVC handles. Overall length approximately 120cm (47"), fully extended 128cm (50").

Fitting the blade
Secure the blade to the bottom of the shaft; the bolt for this is already loosely inserted. Remove the bolt and pass it in order through: flat washer, blade, main flat spring, footplate, spring washer and then secure with the nut. Use the 17mm spanner and allen key provided to securely tighten the bolt.

Fitting the handle
Slide the handle into the shaft. As a guide, when standing on level ground your forearms should be parallel with the ground, but you will find the most comfortable height for yourself with use and practice. Using the spanner provided, tighten the clamp.

TIP: Start with the handle at the lowest height and reset when you are familiar with using the spade.

Set the coil spring
Before digging, depress the two arms of the small coil spring to clip under the large bow spring, from the outside. After digging release the arms of the coil spring to prevent spring fatigue.

SAFETY: Beware the spring does not snap back and cut your finger. If you’re uncertain then depress the spring with a piece of wood or pull back with a loop of string.


Order Despatch

Orders are despatched promptly by post or parcel carrier. Seasonal items such as plants are sent separately with the estimated delivery times stated against each variety both in our catalogue and on our website.

Small items are sent by Royal Mail and larger items by courier. When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.

Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.

Delivery Charge

Standard Charge

Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.

Live Plants

Dobies wants to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.

Non Standard Deliveries

Unfortunately like many companies in our industry we are currently only able to supply orders to UK based customers, excluding those in Northern Ireland. We are committed to finding a way that we can resume or normal services again as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvience caused.

Very Large items

If ordering any large items marked large lorry items  a surcharge of £5 per item will be applied. These items are also not available to areas and postcodes shown under non standard deliveries. We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact number with all orders.

Prices include VAT where applicable.

We reserve the right to contact you and advise an additional charge where necessary and are happy to quote for carriage of specific products to more remote areas. Some items may not be available to all areas.

We reserve the right to revise any carriage charges in the event of carrier price increase or other unforeseen circumstances. We will always advise of the carriage charge before payment is taken.

All Dobies products should reach you in perfect condition, just as they left us. If you are dissatisfied in any way with their condition on arrival, please let us know within 14 days. We are only liable for the cost of the goods as quoted on the website plus the cost of delivery if the goods are faulty.

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