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648HGrapple Skidder

Features & Specs

  • 6.8L Tier 3 PowerTech™ Plus engine
  • Simple-to-clean swing-out coolers
  • Easy-to-read diagnostic monitor
  • Grapple that automatically maintains clamp force
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Gross Power128–138 kW (172–185 hp)
Wheelbase3680–3740 mm (145–147 in.)
Weight with Dual Function14 638–14 798 kg (32,271–32,624 lb.)
Tong Opening at Tips2921 mm (115 in.)
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648H Grapple Skidder

Shifting productivity into high gear has never been easier.

You're always kicking it into high gear — why not choose a skidder that will do it for you? Our 648H features a new AutoShift option that takes over the shifting, so your operator can focus on pulling the load. And it's loaded with other enhancements that make it easier to move more wood, more reliably, on less fuel. Like an electronic hand throttle that puts the skidder on “cruise control.” A highly efficient cooling system with simple-to-clean swing-out coolers. And a host of other advantages help you maximize uptime, speed service, and keep operating costs down.



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