Model 100D

100 Inch Truck Spade

Our 100 inch truck spade is our largest tree spade in the BIG JOHN lineup, made for transplanting trees up to 14 inches in diameter.

Built and designed for the professional tree moving company looking to provide fully mature tree moving and transplanting services, operators love the BIG JOHN 100” truck mounted tree spade for tackling their largest tree moving jobs. Because of the extra-large size, trees can be moved any time of year with high survivability rates.

BIG JOHN’s largest truck mounted tree spade is made in America of cold-formed steel for high durability in tough soil conditions. We’re proud that we build the biggest and best production tree spade available anywhere at any price. Each 100 inch truck mounted tree spade is mounted to the truck of your choice, with additional specifications below.

Whatever your needs, the 100D can do the job. To learn more about our 100 inch truck spades for sale, contact us today.

100 Inch Truck Mounted Spade Specifications

100 Inch Truck Mounted Tree Spade
100 Inch Truck Mounted Tree Spade
100 Inch Truck Spade from BIG JOHN
100 Inch Truck Spade from BIG JOHN
Model 100D moving a tree
Model 100D moving a tree
Two Model 100D units
Two Model 100D units
Nominal Tree Trunk Diameter 12″ – 14″
Weight of Transplanter 21,000 lbs
Height Closed
(for Transportation, approx.)
13′ 6″
Width Closed
(for Transportation, approx.)
8’ 5.75”
Nominal Root Ball Width
Root Ball Depth
Root Ball Weight
15,000 – 18,000 lbs
Water Tank Capacity 400 gal
Oil Reservoir Capacity 45 gal
Hydraulic Pressure Relief
3,500 PSI
Blade Tower Height 110″
Gate Opening 73″
Operating Width 103″
Number of Spades 4
Hydraulic Gate Lock Yes
Adjustable Hydraulic Pads Yes
Spade Material AR500
Drive System
(Minimum GPM)
Hydraulic GPM Rating
(Gallons Per Minute)
20 – 22 gpm
Hydrualic Bypass 3,500 PS
Tandem Axle Truck Length
(Cab to Trunnion)
186” – 200”
Minimum HP 400



Truck Requirements

  1. The 400 gal (1,514 L) water tank uses 49” (1,245 mm) of space behind the cab.
  2. The Model 100 uses 132” (3,353 mm) of space from the end of the truck forward.
  3. Ground to top of frame height – 42”-44” (1,067-1,118 mm).
  4. For the Model 100 we require a rear tandem GVW Rating of at least 46,000 lbs (20,865 kg).
  5. The red line denotes Cab to Trunnion measurement or CT. The Model 100 requires of minimum CT of 186” (4,725 mm) to 200” (5,080 mm).
  6. We require a front axle suspension rating of at least 20,000 lbs (9,072 kg) for the Model 100.
  7. Remember to keep cab height in mind when looking for trucks. Generally lower cabs are preferred to minimize the crown of the tree contacting the cab of the truck. Relocating air horns and lights from the cab is advisable.

Note: We recommend an air assisted pusher axle on trucks that carry the Model 100D.

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