Tree Spades: Your Key to Efficient and Effective Tree Transplantation

Anyone in the tree farming industry knows having top-quality equipment is non-negotiable. When it comes to tree transplantation, a subpar tree spade just won’t cut it. You need a tree spade that’s reliable, durable, and designed to make your job easier. 

Big John Manufacturing is the leading tree spades manufacturer in the USA with over 40 years of experience. We understand your challenges and frustrations and are here to provide solutions. Our tree spades are designed and built to be your key to efficient and effective tree transplantation. 

BIG Promises from BIG JOHN

BIG JOHN tree spades and tree moving accessories operate for decades with minimal maintenance. Some of our first customers are still operating their spades today, 40 years later. Our spades are proven, decade after decade.

When you buy a BIG JOHN, you’re buying more than just a tree spade. You’re joining the BIG JOHN family and getting a team of tree spade experts on your side to help you grow your business. We’ll be here to help for the life of the spade—which can be decades.

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 the 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.

Proven results from Proud BIG JOHN Owners

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.

Stephen Jones

Friendly service, straight to the point type. Check’m’out!

Robert Dobbins

Amazing and reliable machines.

Lukáš Kaprál

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.

Keith Kirker

Quality-built Tree Spades made by an 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 manufacturer offers the tree pod capability of taking multiple trees to the job site with 1 trip. Fuel is expensive and time isn’t cheap!

Fred Heckman

Fantastic company with people who care about your business and their products are first class with the service to back them up.

Bryon Rahn