Big John Truck Mounted Tree Spades Model 45D

ADE Golf and Turf Equipment from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Proudly supply the Big John Truck Mounted Tree Spades Model 45D.

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.

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.

SPECIFICATIONS 45D
Nominal Tree Trunk Diameter 3″ – 4″
Weight of Transplanter 5,800 lbs
 Height Closed
(for Transportation)
11′ 2″
Width Closed
(for Transportation)
8″
 Nominal Root Ball Width  42″
Root Ball Depth 38″
 Root Ball Weight 1,500 lbs
Water Tank Capacity 125 gal
Oil Reservoir Capacity 25 gal
 Hydraulic Pressure Relief 2,500 psi
Hydraulic GPM Rating 12 – 15 GPM
Single Axle Truck Length 84″
Tandem Axle Truck Length N/A
Minimum HP 250

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Truck Requirements

  • The most popular trucks for this application are the Ford F-450 & F-550 4×4 with automatic transmission.
  • Be aware of the location of fuel cells. Some 1-Ton (907 kg) chassis trucks have a fuel cell aft of the rear axle. This cell interferes with the mounting of the tree spade and must be replaced.
  • Trucks with automatic transmission require special application wet kits that require an up-charge.