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


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 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 Solutions

John Deere ForestSight Technology

Turn data into insights to optimize your machines, uptime, jobsites, and ultimately your bottom line.

John Deere Ultimate Uptime

Ultimate Uptime is a dealer-delivered support solution designed, based on the needs of your business, to maximize your uptime.



Special Offers & Financing

You need a finance team that gets in the trenches to learn about your entire operation – not just your credit score.

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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.