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ModelEngine SizeGross PowerGross TorqueOperating WeightStandard Grapple CapacityOutbound Planetary Axle

PowerTech PSS 6.8L

163 kW (218 hp)

979 Nm (722 ft.-lb.)

16,686 kg (36,787 lb.)


Inboard Planetary Axle

PowerTech PSS 6.8L

163 kW (218 hp)

943 Nm (695 ft.-lb.)

17,844–19,054 kg (39,340–42,009 lb.)

1.0 - 1.24 m2 (10.8 – 13.3 sq. ft)

Inboard Planetary Axle

PowerTech PSS 6.8L

181 kW (243 hp)

1093 Nm (806 ft.-lb.)

19,713 kg (43,460 lb.)

1.48 m2 (15.9 sq. ft.)


PowerTech PSS 9.0L

198 kW (265 hp)

1191 Nm (878 ft.-lb.)

22,384 kg (49,349 lb.)

1.77 m2 (19.1 sq. ft.)


PowerTech PSS 9.0L

210 kW (281 hp)

1276 Nm (941 ft.-lb.)

22,416 kg (49,420 lb.)

2.07 m2 (22.3 sq. ft.)


Featuring Our Continuously Variable Transmission

The CVT is a mechanical transmission providing all the rugged power the job demands, with a hydrostatic assist for smooth, easy operation. By automatically adjusting output torque, it provides maximum power to the ground — without manually shifting gears. And by maintaining a constant engine speed, it improves fuel economy, reduces engine wear and extends transmission life.

Technology Solutions

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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.

TimberNavi system screen with sample mapping

TimberNavi™ Jobsite Mapping

Get a clearer picture of your operations with optional TimberNavi. This easy-to use GPS mapping technology provides precise knowledge of site features and machine position relative to cut-block boundaries to help you maximize efficiency.

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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.

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.