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Simple. Durable. Proven.

Tree Spades built with BIG JOHN standards.


One person can easily operate the largest BIG JOHN tree spades and nursery diggers from a manual valve bank or through a remote valve bank and camera system.


BIG JOHN tree spades and nursery equipment feature all welded construction, top quality steel, and hydraulic components engineered to stand up to the most rigorous tree moving conditions.


For over 40 years, BIG JOHN has built and delivered quality tree transplanting equipment designed to last. We’ve built long-term relationships with generations of dedicated BIG JOHN users.

Our Tree Spade and Nursery Products

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Tree Spade News and Updates

Transplanting vs Growing

Trees are an important part of the human experience. We may overlook them, but there are huge befits of being around trees.

Tree Transplant After Care

Need an information pamphlet to give to customers after a tree transplant or large tree installation that would give them information on follow up care?

BIG JOHN Had a Baby

For years, BIG JOHN users have asked for a lighter weight nursery digger designed to dig in prepared soil. We’ve listened and we’ve delivered.