A John Deere 648L-II Skidder hauls logs through the forest

Skidders

ModelEngine SizeGross PowerGross TorqueOperating WeightMaximum Grapple Capacity

6.8 L (415 cu. in.)

177 kW (237 hp)

1025 Nm (756 ft. – lb.)

16,686 kg (36,787 lb.)

N/A

6.8 L (415 cu. in.)

177 kW (237 hp)

1025 Nm (756 ft. – lb.)

19,054 kg (42,159 lb.)

1.63 m2 (17.5 sq. ft.)

6.8 L (415 cu. in.)

196 kW (263 hp)

1141 Nm (841 ft. – lb.)

19,713 kg (43,610 lb.)

1.77 m2 (19.1 sq. ft.)

9.0 L (549 cu. in.)

210 kW (281 hp)

1276 Nm (941 ft. – lb.)

22,384 kg (49,499 lb.)

1.77 m2 (19.1 sq. ft.)

9.0 L (549 cu. in.)

224 kW (300 hp)

1369 Nm (1,009 ft. – lb.)

22,484 kg (49,570 lb.)

2.07 m2 (22.3 sq. ft.)

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Comprehensive Warranty Upgrade

Our machines stand up to a lot. And we stand behind that. For a limited time, when you buy an extended powertrain/hydraulic warranty on any of our new forestry models, we'll throw in comprehensive coverage for free.* See your dealer for details.

Technology Solutions

A Tablet featuring JDLink sits next to a smartphone featuring JDLink

JDLink™ Telematics

JDLink, the core component of John Deere ForestSight™, enables you to manage your entire fleet from your desktop or mobile device and gives you anytime remote access to machine hours and location, fuel consumption, idle time, maintenance reminders, and more.

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TimberMatic™ Maps and TimberManager™

This map-based production-planning and -tracking system allows contractors and operators alike to share real time production and location information – taking the guesswork out of effective decision-making.

Complete Support

From machine purchase to use and maintenance, we've got your back with robust offers and financing as well as one of the best dealer networks in the industry.

Special Offers & Financing

You need a finance team that gets in the trenches to learn about your entire operation – not just your credit score. John Deere Financial offers you value that no other lender can – a deep understanding of your business, equipment expertise, and personal solutions to make owning and operating equipment easy and affordable.

Dealer Support

Utilizing the latest ForestSight technology to pro-actively monitor machine health and when needed, troubleshoot and repair problems, John Deere dealers have set the standard for customer support. Factory-certified technicians, advanced tools, readily available parts inventory, and unrivaled expertise – your local John Deere dealer is committed to helping you maximize success in the woods.

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Machine Rebuild Program

Give your machine new life and gain the peace of mind provided by a factory-backed powertrain component warranty.

* Offer valid from November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 (the “Program Period”) at participating John Deere dealers. The offer applies only to extended warranties purchased on new John Deere forestry machines purchased during the Program Period. Cutting heads and attachments are excluded. See your John Deere dealer for details. Some restrictions may apply.