BIG JOHN offers innovative solutions to help nurseries deal with the high volume demands of running a large nursery with tree moving accessories to help reduce time and increase tree survivability.
We offer the BIG JOHN Gopher, a staking machine that reduce the time to stake trees by using hydraulics with an on-board rider to drop a pole into a punched stake hole, and the BIG JOHN Puller, a robust tree removal machine. We also offer dirt mats to prevent dirt loss and remain compliant with roadway laws during moves.
All of our tree moving accessories feature the same high-quality construction featured on our industry-leading tree spades.
Our history with spades runs deep with the original idea for a tree spade from John May. He invented and patented a tree spade with curvilinear towers and four spoon shaped blades that lead to the first BIG JOHN models. Today, we constantly improve on that original design with innovative changes directly influenced by the needs of our customers. We designed our first spade from start to finish—and do the same today.
Whether you’re just getting started with moving trees with a tree spade or expanding your tree spade lineup, our spades offer a range of optional features that give you a robust package you need at the right price. Our spades are often more cost efficient than the competition because you can get the features you need, not what you don’t.
Learn what others have to say about BIG JOHN tree moving products
I would definitely recommend the Big John tree spades to anyone looking for a reliable, efficient and robust digging machine. The style and design of the Big John 90D proved to be way better and allowed for more down pressure in much harder ground than the other manufacturers’ spade.
Friendly service, straight to the point type. Check’m’out!
Amazing and reliable machines.
Big John has been the back bone of our company for 30 years now. They are high in quality, durability, dependability, and affordability. Great response from parts and service if needed. Still moving trees in north east Florida.
Quality built Tree Spades made by a American company with a proven track record since the 1970’s.
After owning 3 different manufacturers of Tree Spades I realized I needed to use the Big John brand so I could be more efficient No other manufacture offers the tree pod capability of taking multiple trees to the job site with 1 trip. Fuel is expensive and time isn’t cheap!
Fantastic company with people who care about your business and their products are first class with the service to back them up.