Faster maintenance will keep you up and running. The 648L Grapple Skidder makes service quick and easy with large panels for wide-open access to the engine and cab tilts to provide a quick route to other components. The efficient Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) keeps engine speed constant to reduce fuel consumption, while auto-idle extends component life. With the hydraulic reversing fan and extended filter-change interval and the 648L keeps your working longer.
Features a high-performance EPA Final Tier 4 (FT4)/EU Stage IV 6.8L PowerTech™ PSS diesel engine.
The easy-to-use CVT transmission combines the smoothness and operating ease of a hydrostatic transmission with the fuel efficiency of a lockup torque converter.
L-Series Skidders deliver more horsepower, stability, and grapple options — for the serious performance you need to stay on top of your game.
The cab is 25-percent roomier and 50-percent quieter.
John Deere forestry technology solutions are there to help you, Ultimate Uptime, ForestSight™, and optional TimberNavi™.