How to Choose Your Swing Machines

When you work in the woods, you know that tackling timber is hardly routine. You have to be at the top of your game all day, every day. And that includes your forestry equipment.

When it comes to versatile logging equipment, swing machines are hard to beat. They are used for various applications such as:

  • Log loading
  • Road building
  • Shovel logging
  • Processing/harvesting

What makes John Deere swing machines a top choice for loggers?

Backed by over 50 years of experience in the woods, John Deere swing machines are purpose-built and made even better based on input from loggers across the globe. These rugged, reliable machines are designed to help you move more wood, more efficiently.

John Deere offers nine swing machine models to fit your application. Select a swing machine model below to get specs and details. You can also build your machine using our online configurator.

These John Deere G-Series Swing Machines are available as Road Builders:

These John Deere G-Series Swing Machines are available as Processors:

These John Deere G-Series Swing Machines are available as Valve-in-Head Log Loaders or Live-Heel Log Loaders:

Not sure which model is the best fit for your logging operation? Your local John Deere dealer is happy to help.

What are some features and benefits of G-Series John Deere swing machines?

Our team dedicates thousands of hours to designing components, testing equipment, and pushing performance until we get results loggers can count on. A major cab update, accessible serviceability, and an efficient engine are just some of the proven features of our latest series. Because in the forest, uptime is everything.

  • John Deere swing machine cabs are roomy and purposefully designed.
    • Choose from spacious side-entry or rear-entry cab options.
    • Ergonomically correct, short-throw pilot levers allow for low-effort operation.
    • All-around visibility allows for clear views of your site.
  • Loggers appreciate the accessible serviceability.
    • The right-side service panel tilts down for access to maintenance items on the 3154G, 3156G, 3754G, and 3756G.
    • Larger service bays make it easier to access components.
  • These swing machines boast a powerful and efficient engine.
    • A 9L diesel engine delivers 30% more horsepower at a low rpm.
    • Three productivity modes allow you to adjust the machine to the application.

What else makes John Deere swing machines a smart solution for loggers?

John Deere swing machines have every advantage of a comprehensive solution. And zero compromise where it counts.

Your purpose-built swing machine arrives from the factory equipped with a powerful set of core technologies and capabilities already built in. Each plays an important role in managing the health and performance of your swing machine and your fleet. Additionally, our Precision Forestry tools, including TimberMatic Maps™ and TimberManager™, take the guesswork out of planning, implementing, and monitoring your operation.

Filling a fleet with the right equipment is just one step to winning in the woods. Making the most of our world-class dealer network is an easy way to decrease costs, increase uptime, and stay on top of your operation.

Ready to tame the toughest timber with John Deere swing machines? Contact your local John Deere dealer for details today.

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Features and specifications are based on published information at the time of publication. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.