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540G-IIICable Skidder

Features & Specs

  • 117 SAE net horsepower
  • Inboard, heavy-duty planetary final drives
  • Hydraulic locking, operated on-the-go differentials
  • 30-degree stop-to-stop front axle oscillation
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Gross Power96 kW (129 hp)
Net Peak Torque552 Nm (407 ft.-lb.)
Line Pull171.3 kN (38,520 lb.)
SAE Operating Weight10 333 kg (22,780 lb.)
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540G-III Cable Skidder

Just Tell it to "Go Fetch."

The 540G-III goes where you want it to, and pulls a bigger drag faster and in a higher gear than ordinary skidders. Now you can couple a direct-drive to the powerful John Deere engine. Synch the wheels with full diff-lock for maximum traction, or unlock them for less tire scuffing. A full 90 degrees of frame articulation ensure tight turns, and the long wheelbase and wide stance provide unmatched stability.


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