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Masterhitch Europe Ltd – The Bespoke Root Plate Attachment

Root Plate Attachment

Here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, not only do we specialise in creating the best digger buckets and attachments, we also get involved in plenty of bespoke projects. Our latest project is courtesy of Ruskins Ltd. When they approached us to design and make a root attachment plate for an excavator, we couldn’t wait to get started!


Currently on the market, companies can purchase rake attachments, which essentially do the opposite of the root plate attachment. Most landscaping projects need digger attachments to easily remove the roots of old trees, bushes and overgrown areas, so the bespoke project we had on our hands was incredibly exciting.

When Ruskins Ltd approached us to design and manufacture a bespoke attachment, how could we say no!

What is a Root Plate Attachment, and what does it do?

We have worked closely with the team at Ruskins to manufacture three root plate attachments, which will be used to remove and relocate shrubbery. In this case, they are looking to move a large hedgerow. 

Using a Komatsu PC210 excavator with the equipped root plate attachment, the hedge will be cut into sections. Acting as a large spade, the root plate attachment will then dig deep below the root system. Both lifting the root system as well as the hedge, and transplanting it to another area effortlessly. 

As the root attachment plate is made with British Standard Steel and the main areas have been reinforced, it will be durable and strong enough to withstand even the heaviest and most difficult of hedgerows.

Below are a few of the before photos, check back soon for the final, finished product!

Root Plate Attachment
Root Plate Attachment


Ruskins Ltd based in Great Warley, have been supplying, planting and moving large trees, shrubs and hedges since 1986. Essentially, they are the go-to landscaping company in England!

The highly experienced team is passionate about providing the best service possible to their customers, setting them apart from the competition. They also offer the following services:

  • Tree Surgery
  • Screening Trees
  • Air Spade Services
  • Soil Biology
  • Memorial and Commemorative Trees


Here at Masterhitch we produce a wide range of excavator attachments, bespoke and standard. All of which can either be custom made or bought off the shelf to fit your plant equipment.

Whether you’re looking to buy a digger bucket, or even try out our range of excavator attachments including tree shears, rippers or grapples, we can work with you to provide you with the best plant accessories for your project. 

Based in Strood, Kent, we are also strategically placed to easily distribute and ship our products worldwide. 


You can really have the whole package when you purchase digger attachments from Masterhitch. Our sister company BuyADigger Ltd, can also provide customers with high-quality, used plant equipment. For competitive prices, you could be receiving a machine that has a one month warranty, one previous owner and can be delivered internationally. Choose from a range of equipment including:

  • Excavators
  • Telehandlers
  • Rollers
  • Dumpers
  • Backhoe Loaders

Visit their website today and find your perfect machine!


It’s great to know that with our strong, hard-wearing digger attachments, you will have no issues with landscaping all year round. All of our digger attachments and buckets are manufactured using the best quality British Standard Steel, guaranteeing long life. 

The workshop is fitted with the latest state of the art engineering equipment. Therefore enabling us to really deliver exceptional plant equipment and buckets for our customers. 

Our sales team will be happy to provide you with a quote for a root plate attachment and other plant accessories. Call us today on: 01634 290022 or email us at: sales@masterhitch.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!