Model 90DAG


Designed specifically with the pecan industry in mind, BIG JOHN’s 90AG model carefully moves pecan trees without damaging the tap root. Able to transplant pecan trees up to 12 inches in diameter, the pecan 90 inch tree spade increases survivability of pecan trees after transplanting.

Like the traditional 90D, the BIG JOHN 90 inch pecan tree spade for the pecan industry is made in America of highly durable, cold-formed steel with dual contoured blades. Used in loamy soils pecan trees love across the United States, our pecan tree spades are used by some of the largest pecan nurseries and producers in the country.

Each 90 inch pecan tree spade is mounted to the truck of your choice, with additional specifications below.

Join the BIG JOHN family and increase the survivability of your pecan trees. To learn more about our 90 inch pecan tree spades for sale, contact us today.


Pecan Tree Spade from BIG JOHN
Model 90DAG blades
Pecan Tree Moving Machine | Pecan Tree Transplanting made easier with the BIG JOHN 90AG
Model 90DAG picking up a pecan tree
Nominal Tree Trunk Diameter 10″ – 12″
Weight of Transplanter 17,760 lbs
 Height Closed
(for Transportation)
 13′ 6″
Width Closed
(for Transportation)
8′ 5.75″
 Nominal Root Ball Width  90″
Root Ball Depth 60″
 Root Ball Weight 11,800 lbs
Water Tank Capacity 400 gal
Oil Reservoir Capacity 45 gal
 Hydraulic Pressure Relief 3,000 psi
Hydraulic GPM Rating 20 – 22 GPM
Single Axle Truck Length N/A
Tandem Axle Truck Length 156″ – 186″
Minimum HP 350

Specifications for Truck Mounted Pecan Tree Spade

Truck Requirements

  1. The 400 gal (1,514 L) water tank uses 49” (1,245 mm) of space behind the cab.
  2. The Model 80 and 90 use 132” (3,353 mm) of frame space from the end of the truck going forward.
  3. Ground to top of frame height – 42”-44” (1,067-1,118 mm).
  4. For the Model 90AG we require a rear tandem GVW Rating of at least 46,000lbs (20,865 kg).
  5. The red line denotes Cab to Trunnion measurement or CT. The Model 90AG requires of minimum CT of 156” to 165” (3,962-4,191 mm).
  6. We require a front axle suspension rating of at least 18,000 to 20,000 lbs (8,165-9,072 kg) for the Model 80 and Model 90.
  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.

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