BIG JOHN truck mounted tree spades have been used by nurseries, landscapers, and the tree moving professional since 1983 and has set the standard for tree moving equipment. It’s built to withstand rigorous tree moving conditions; from B & B operations, to on-site, high volume jobs. It’s a fully contained, operator friendly, one-person system.

Bring us your truck, and we’ll manufacture a tree spade that’s made to suit your conditions. Once the dual contoured blade skins on the BIG JOHN tree spade are installed, you’ll be ready to move trees.

We offer several customization options for our units. Contact us for more information about more customized units.

STANDARD Models
45D, 55D, 65D, 80D, 90D, 90DAG, & 100D

Model 45D

• Used for trees 3″ to 4″ in diameter.
• 125 gallon water tank.
• 25 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.

Model 55D

• Used for trees 5″ to 6″ in diameter.
• 400 gallon water tank.
• 45 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.

Model 65D

• Used for trees 6″ to 7″ in diameter.
• 400 gallon water tank.
• 45 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.

Model 80D

• Used for trees 8″ to 10″ in diameter.
• 400 gallon water tank.
• 45 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.

Model 90D

• Used for trees 10″ to 12″ in diameter.
• 400 gallon water tank.
• 45 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.

Model 90DLP

90DLP Big John Tree Spade 90 inch tree spade

• Low Profile
• Used for trees 10″ to 12″ in diameter.
• 400 gallon water tank.
• 45 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.

Model 90DAG

• Designed for the pecan industry.
• Used for trees 10″ to 12″ in diameter.
• 400 gallon water tank.
• 45 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.

Model 100D

• Used for trees 12″ to 14″ in diameter.
• 400 gallon water tank.
• 45 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.

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