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948LGrapple Skidder

Features & Specs

  • Final Tier 4 emission-certified engine
  • 25% larger grapple than an 848H
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Excellent power-to-weight ratio
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Gross Power210 kW (281 hp)
Gross Torque1276 Nm (941 ft.-lb.)
Tong Opening at Tips3851 mm (151.6 in.)
Operating Weight22 416 kg (49,420 lb.)


    Front view of the 948L Grapple Skidder coming up over a hill


    Won't back down. Or let you down.

    In the forest, Uptime is the name of the game. And the 948L Grapple Skidder is not interested in playing nice. Its beefier roller-bearing articulation joint provided longer life. The standard Outboard-Extreme axles are the biggest, most rugged axle in the woods. Add in a durable drivetrain, tougher grapples, and a simplified electrical system, and you have a machine that is all business.









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    Good Equipment, Money in Your Pocket

    "We've seen them do things that none of our other pieces of equipment can do out here." Peter Schmidt of Forest Trotter Contracting

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    More Torque. More Power.

    "You can double and triple up your drags and be able to handle it comfortably." Dustin Clauson of Clauson Logging

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    More wood to the landing. Fewer passes.

    "It's a heck of a machine." Mitch McGill of McGill Timber Company

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    Power When You Need It.

    "We can rely on the John Deere skidders to get the job done." Frank Krammes of Frank Krammes Timber Harvesting and Excavating

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    A Well-Built Machine

    "It's a constant, steady pull. You don't lose nothing." Bill and Buddy Lominick of Big Pine Logging

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    0% APR for 36 Months¹

    0% APR for 36 Months on New John Deere L-Series Skidders. Offer available 01 March 2016 through 31 October 2016.

    01 March 2016 - 31 October 2016