Model 90DLP

Low Profile 90 Inch Tree Spade

A low profile version of our most popular truck mounted tree spade, the 90DLP sits at a lower height allowing for easier canopy clearance and storage. Made for transplanting trees up to 12 inches in diameter, the low profile 90 inch tree spade is increasingly becoming our best selling tree spade.

Like the traditional 90D, the BIG JOHN low profile 90 inch tree spade is perfect for professional tree movers, landscapers, and municipal and groundskeeping applications.

Made in America of highly durable cold-formed steel, our dual contoured blades stand up to tough, rocky, and sandy soils for on-site moves without prepare ground. Each 90 inch tree spade is mounted to the truck of your choice, with additional specifications below.

Join the BIG JOHN family with our most popular tree spade. To learn more about our low profile 90 inch tree spades for sale, contact us today.


90DLP Tree Spade from Big John is a large tree spade with a 90 inch spade
90DLP tree spade in action
90 inch tree spade from Big John model 90dlp
90DLP Model Tree Spade
Nominal Tree Trunk Diameter 10″ – 12″
Weight of Transplanter 16,760 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

90 Inch Low Profile 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 both the Model 80 and Model 90 we require a rear tandem GVW Rating of at least 40,000 lbs (18,143 kg) to 46,000 lbs (20,865 kg).
  5. The red line denotes Cab to Trunnion measurement or CT. Model 80 & 90 requires of minimum CT of 156” (3,962 mm). We recommend 165” (4,191 mm).
  6. We require a front axle suspension rating of at least 12,000 lbs (5,443 kg) to 20,000 lbs (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.

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