Big John Truck Mounted Tree Spades Model 90D

ADE Golf and Turf Equipment from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Proudly supply the Big John Truck Mounted Tree Spades Model 90D.

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 90D
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

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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 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.