A John Deere 640L-II Log Skidder drives through a muddy landing in the forest


Incorporating an easy-to-maintain design and our most rugged axles ever, our L-II Series grapple skidders and cable skidders are reliable and well equipped to handle the toughest forest environments. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) combines the efficiency of a direct-drive transmission with the smoothness and operating ease of a hydrostatic drive. Choose from a range of box-style tong grapples with serious power and stability. Plus our tree skidders are built on more than 180 years of groundbreaking innovation, and backed by over a half-century of experience in the woods, all to help you outrun the competition.

Compare Skidder Models

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.)


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.)

Technology Solutions

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JDLink™ Telematics

JDLink, the core component of Precision Forestry, 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.

Illustration of machines in the field with the cloud connection

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.

Precision Forestry Technology

Get more work done more efficiently through our suite of precision forestry solutions.

Dealer Support

Stay up and running and lower your costs by making the most of our world-class dealer network. 




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Additional Equipment

Loaders, road-clearing machines, forestry heads and used equipment to round out your lineup.