The BIG JOHN Gopher is designed to minimize the time and cost of staking large quantities of trees. Easily mount it to your skid steer or other power unit and set thousands of stakes per day. Using the Gopher will save your time and your money.
Rather than climbing a ladder and hand driving stakes in, the Gopher’s hydraulic stake drives into the ground to make a hole for the stakes. The Gopher allows you to carry multiple stakes in the hopper and place in the trees as you go with a ride-along worker.
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.
The Gopher is a standard skid steer attachment plate and quick connections that allows for workers to quickly attach to the Gopher and get to work! Find out more about the Gopher with our specs sheet.