6″ – 7″ Trees

Application: Loaders, Tractors

Versatility in a Manageable Size

Designed to handle digging and landscaping jobs in unprepared soil, BIG JOHN's Model 62DL loader-mounted spade is made to withstand tough conditions. Made with a loader attachment, this spade brings the robust features of our truck-mounted tree spades to a loader attachment.

Blank attaching plates to mate the BIG JOHN transplanter to the host vehicle come with the purchase of your tree spade. Some in-field fabrication will be necessary to couple the BIG JOHN to your specific wheel loader.



Tree Trunk Diameter 6″ – 7″
Root Ball Width (Adjustable) 62″
Root Ball Depth (Adjustable) 53″
Root Ball Weight 4,300 lbs
Total Machine Weight 5,800 lbs
Blade Tower Height (down position) 84.5″
Gate Opening 40″
Operating Width (Closed) 92″
Number of Spades 4
Hydraulic Gate Lock Yes
Adjustable Hydraulic Pads Yes
Adjustable Mechanical Pads Yes
Spade Material AR5500
Drive System (Minimum GPM) 20 GPM

Meet the 62DL

Control your tree spade with ease using cabled controls or from anywhere with a wireless remote that allows for easy operation.

Correct for trees that have a natural tilt with internal leveling pads that allow you to adjust the spade’s digging position before relocating the tree to its final destination.

Gate hinges designed for stressful conditions, our spades feature heavy-duty gate hinges that beat the competition for longevity.

Our blade edges are the toughest in the business, cutting through not only tough root systems but allowing you to dig in tough soil conditions. Dig in just about any conditions with ease and minimal annual maintenance.

Anyone can learn how to operate a BIG JOHN spade with minimal instruction and successfully dig a tree in a matter of minutes. Maintenance requirements are simple, quick, and affordable with a minimal time commitment to keep your spade at peak performance.

Made with top grade plastics for heavy duty use, our slide blocks dig for thousands of tree moves with ease and simplicity. Fewer moving parts, no bolts to rust, and no small plastic parts to keep track of make the simple design of BIG JOHN spades last decades longer.

Our towers are designed with steps along the inside of the spade to give canopy access during a dig instead of only after the dig when the tree is lowered to the deck.

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