This video shows our transplater and how we get most of our planting in the ground in the spring. The transplanter makes really light work of many plants...could you imagine planting 1300 tomato plants by hand? With this Holland Transplater you can put all of them in an afternoon.
We got ours from a family by Viroqua Wisconsin where they used to grow a lot of tobacco before the quota buyout. Since tobacco has to be set in the ground as a plant as opposed to a seed and often the farms are small, you'll find a lot of transplanters in areas where tobacco is grown, but not many up in northern Minnesota. Typically people don't know what I'm talking about when I use the term transplanter, or, if they do, they often say something like "oh, you mean a tree planter!" I guess.