Backed by over a half-century of experience in the woods; and designed with proven components to withstand the toughest environments. L-Series Skidders are our most reliable and productive ever – redefining your expectations of what a skidder can accomplish for your logging operation.John Deere grapple skidders` models:
Grapple skidder 648L
Faster maintenance will keep you up and running. The 648L Grapple Skidder makes service quick and easy with large panels for wide-open access to the engine and cab tilts to provide a quick route to other components. The efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) keeps engine speed constant to reduce fuel consumption, while auto-idle extends component life. With the hydraulic reversing fan and extended filter-change interval and the 648L keeps your working longer.
|Gross Power||163 kW (218 hp)|
|Gross Torque||979 Nm (722 ft.-lb.)|
|Tong Opening at Tips||3015–3218 mm (118.7–126.7 in.)|
|Operating Weight||17 844–19 054 kg (39,340–42,009)|
Grapple skidder 748L
With more horsepower, stability and grapple options, the 748L Grapple skidder is a game changer in the woods. A new larger grapple gives you more flexibility to configure your machine to match an application. The best-in-class horsepower and impressive power-to-weight ratio combine for superb responsiveness and maximum efficiency. This machine provides the serious performance you need to stay on top of your game.
|Gross Power||181 kW (243 hp)|
|Gross Torque||1093 Nm (806 ft.-lb.)|
|Tong Opening at Tips||3267 mm (128.6 in.)|
|Operating Weight||19 713 kg (43,460 lb.)|
Grapple skidder 848L
The 848L Grapple Skidder is changing the game with new grapple design that features box-style tongs for maximum strength and harder wear surfaces for long life. Add to that the more robust heavy-duty axles and the standard new Outboard-Extreme axles and you have a machine that sets a new standard for reliability.
|Gross Power||198 kW (265 hp)|
|Gross Torque||1191 Nm (878 ft.-lb.)|
|Tong Opening at Tips||3737 mm (147.1 in.)|
|Operating Weight||22 384 kg (49,349 lb.)|
Grapple skidder 948L
In the forest, Uptime is the name of the game. And the 948L Grapple Skidder is not interested in playing nice. Its beefier roller-bearing articulation joint provided longer life. The standard Outboard-Extreme axles are the biggest, most rugged axle in the woods. Add in a durable drivetrain, tougher grapples, and a simplified electrical system, and you have a machine that is all business.
|Gross Power||210 kW (281 hp)|
|Gross Torque||1276 Nm (941 ft.-lb.)|
|Tong Opening at Tips||3851 mm (151.6 in.)|
|Operating Weight||22 416 kg (49,420 lb.)