I know that there are some of you that are considering the purchase of a tree transplanter from someone other than BIG JOHN. I thought I would take this opportunity to make the case for you buying from BIG JOHN. While price is always a consideration in any transaction I encourage you to consider the “value” aspect of your tree spade purchase.

While it is true that you may be able to purchase an off brand machine for less money it is hard to compare such purchases to the purchase of a BIG JOHN. Please consider the following when weighing which purchase would give you a more “valuable” Tree Spade:

  • Reputable Company with a proven track record.
  • Full Factory Warranty.
  • Parts Department; usually shipping the same day as order is received.
  • Service after the sale.
  • Constant pursuit of product improvement.
  • High Re-Sale Value.

Do the other companies offer these things? What about Mounting and Follow-Up Orientation Training; be aware of the pitfalls of buying from companies that are not TOTALLY committed to your satisfaction. Some build tree spades when it’s convenient for them. Still others build them without regard for warranty, parts or follow-up service. We are in this for the long run. Building tree spades and pod trailers is all we do.

With BIG JOHN you get a proven, reliable machine that has been constantly improved for over 20 years. When your unit leaves our facility it will be mounted and fully operational on your truck. The PTO & Pump will be spec’d to your transmission and will be delivering a constant flow of hydraulic fluid to your valve bank. You will have an expertly plumbed water system that will assist in the ease of digging as well as the increased survivability of your trees. The tree transplanter will come equipped with “Heat Treated Blades” and the “Hydraulic Transport Lock”, not to mention the many other features of the “D” series. In addition to all of that, you will receive a full factory warranty and follow up support that you can’t get anywhere else.

As we all know, equipment is going to need to be worked on and maintained from time to time. We here at the plant are available to assist you at any time. Our parts department is always available to ship replacement parts, usually the same day as ordering.

Gentlemen, we want your business. But beyond that, we want you to have a positive experience with your tree transplanting equipment. We feel that what BIG JOHN has to offer is the best way to ensure your success.

If you are considering a “starter” machine, purchasing a used tree transplanter is many times the best option. A used BIG JOHN Tree Transplanter is probably a better choice for a starter machine than an off brand, low budget tree spade. Call our Factory Direct Sales Force to ascertain if the equipment is suitable for your needs. Use caution in this area, as there are some spades out there that are working beyond their “service life”.

BIG JOHN Tree Transplanter Mfg., Inc. is a full service company that is committed to Total Customer Satisfaction. If you are interested in “Value”, High Quality, Service and Dependability, then BIG JOHN is the supplier for you. Please contact us to further discuss what BIG JOHN can do for you.

Buying New v. Buying Used

When contemplating the purchase of tree transplanting equipment it is important to remember the specialized nature of the tree moving business. The public is not as aware of “tree moving” as they are of say, stump grinding or tree trimming. This fact is one of the main reasons why “Image” is so important in Tree Transplanting. This equipment and what it does is highly specialized and should be presented as such.

When starting and maintaining a business, the professionalism that one presents can be the difference between success and failure. Or stated another way; between having a prosperous business and one that never really gets off the ground. An essential part of this professional image is equipment that is clean, well maintained and properly adjusted. The operator should be knowledgeable about the equipment as well as the trees that he is moving. He should present an image of neatness in dress and equipment. Smoking exhaust, oil leaks and filthy clothes are a sure fire way of undermining yourself, your business and the legitimacy of your mission.

Our most successful customers follow these basic guidelines. They are neat, their equipment is new or nearly new and they charge a fee that is commensurate with their level of professionalism. So, when thinking about starting a business, remember that getting started on the right foot is essential. First impressions ARE important! That’s why we recommend that you start with NEW equipment and a Professional approach. It’s your surest avenue to long term success.

Stop! Call BIG JOHN: (800)643-8039 before buying used!!!

In all likelihood we can help you find a better machine at a better value than you can find surfing the internet. We know of a person who purchased an 11 year old machine on a 15 year old truck for about $5,000 less than we could have sold him NEW, factory direct from BIG JOHN. Please speak to us before making your final purchase decision…we can and will do whatever is necessary to assist you.