BIG JOHN tree spades come in a variety of tree spade categories, from our most popular truck mounted tree spade models to versatile skid steer tree spade attachments. Learn more about the BIG JOHN tree spade lineup by category.
All of BIG JOHN’s products are made with the toughest of conditions in mind. They’re produced with top quality components, durable enough to stand up to the most rigorous tree moving operations, and simple enough for one person to use. Explore our product families and if you have any questions, contact us.
At BIG JOHN, we believe your spade should come with what you need to run a successful tree moving operation or nursery—without hidden extra costs. We take great pride in our tree spades and tree moving accessories but we don’t stop our relationship with our customers when the sale ends.
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.
You’re not just buying a piece of equipment with BIG JOHN. You’re joining a family of proud tree spade operators and owners. Our tree spades have helped them move more trees in less time, grow their business, and benefit from guidance from our customer service team.
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.