Big John Truck Mounted Tree Spades Model 65D

ADE Golf and Turf Equipment from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Proudly supply the Big John Truck Mounted Tree Spades Model 65D.

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 65D
Nominal Tree Trunk Diameter 6″ – 7″
Weight of Transplanter 12,760 lbs
 Height Closed
(for Transportation)
12′ 2″
Width Closed
(for Transportation)
8′ 5.75″
 Nominal Root Ball Width 62″
Root Ball Depth 53″
 Root Ball Weight 4,300 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 120″
Minimum HP 300

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Truck Requirements

  1. The 400 gal (1,514 L) water tank uses 49” (1,245 mm) of space behind the cab.
  2. The Model 65D uses 114” (2,896 mm) of frame 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 65D we require a rear tandem GVW Rating of at least 34,000 lbs. (15,422 kg) (rear axles combined). BIG JOHN recommends a dual axle truck.
  5. The red line denotes Cab to Trunnion measurement or CT. The Model 65 requires a minimum CT of 120” (3,048 mm); Big John recommends 130” (3,302 mm).
  6. We require a front axle suspension rating of at least 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) for the Model 65D.
  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.