Mechanical Transplanter


Mechanical Transplanter for Tomatoes, Strawberries

Single and Multiple Bed Transplanters


Our Mechanical Transplanter is a very simple and versatile tool that can be used on plastic mulch, uncovered planting beds, or bare, flat ground. Whether you’re a grower transplanting strawberries, tomatoes or transplanting other seedlings to your farm beds, our equipment will help you save on farm labor costs and improve your transplant live rate. Our transplanter works with water wheels, hole punch wheels, and allows for optional extra seats and tray racks. The mechanical transplanter can be used on a single bed or multiple beds. Give Kennco a call to give us your custom specifications and we’ll build the transplanter to meet your farm’s needs.

  • Self-feeding plant trays
  • Expandable seating
  • Easy to adjust or change out water wheels.
  • Our punch wheel creates an ideal environment for your young plant so you have a 98% live rate.
  • Operator can adjust water flow from tank
  • Floating wheel or fixed wheel options

Requires water or punch wheels, not included.

  • Additional seats
  • Punch wheels
  • Water wheels
  • Custom wheel frames
  • Extra tray racks

Custom row centers are available. 

Standard Grader Leveler Sizes Available

  • 1 bed transplanter from 48” to 72” row centers – with or without tank
  • 2 bed transplanter from 48” to 72” row centers – with or without tank
  • 3 bed transplanter from 48” to 72” row centers – without tank
  • 3 bed transplanter from 48” to 72” row centers – with 2 tanks

Wheels and Wheel Frames


Transplanter Punch Wheels, or planter wheels, punch through plastic mulch and make holes suitable for the type of nursery plants that you are transplanting. Some wheels also water and fertilize the hole to reduce stress caused during planting.

  • 2 types of wheels: dry wheel and water wheel
  • 3 types of punches so you can create the ideal environment for your plant.
  • Each wheel made to customer’s specifications
  • Wheels can be easily changed out and used on a variety of our equipment.

Standard Sizes Available

  • 8 ft (2.4 m) wide
  • 10 ft (3.0 m) wide
  • 12 ft (3.7 m) wide
  • 14 ft (4.3 m) wide

Hole Punchers


Kennco’s Hole Puncher is for growers who simply need to punch holes through plastic mulch, and return later with transplants.

  • Wheels to keep punch wheels centered on bed
  • Can be set up with multiple punch wheel configurations.
  • Punch wheels are mounted on a pivoting frame to allow them to float along the bed.

Standard Sizes Available

  • Single bed hole puncher with floating wheel frame
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