MEET THE NEW

L-SERIES SKIDDERS

MEET THE NEW

L-II SERIES SKIDDERS

REDESIGNED FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Built on over 180 years of groundbreaking innovation. Backed by a half-century of experience in the woods. Upgraded to exceed our customers’ highest expectations. John Deere L-II Series Skidders have what it takes to help you outrun the ordinary.

SIMPLY MORE RELIABLE

We pushed the L-II Series to the next level with over 1,600 component changes, including more robust electrical harnesses, fittings, hoses, cylinder guards, grapple-tong teeth, and more — so you have the power and durability you need to tackle the toughest forest environments.
 
Let’s take a look at some of our big-time performance enhancements:

REDESIGNED ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

Simplified electrical and hydraulic system routing improves reliability and ease of maintenance. Wiring and hoses are better protected against wear and bending. Durable forestry-proven electrical components help extend wear life.

SOFTER STEERING

New steering sensors control articulation speed when nearing frame-to-frame contact, cushioning impact during full articulation and improving operator comfort.

MORE POWER TO THE GROUND

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatically senses the load, delivering more torque and tractive effort as needed to maintain desired speeds.

OUR MOST RUGGED AXLES EVER

Outboard-Extreme™ axles are designed with larger components to deliver maximum durability and stability. Outboard-Extreme axles are standard on 848L-II and 948L-II models, and optional on the 748L-II (not available on the 640L-II and 648-II).

OUTRUN OBSTACLES

John Deere L-II Series Skidders are ready to work, no matter what the forest throws your way. Watch this video to see them in action.

EXPANDED GRAPPLE OPTIONS

From the 17.5-sq.-ft. grapple on the 648L-II to a massive 22.3-sq.-ft. capacity on the 948L-II — expanded grapple options give you more flexibility to configure your skidder to best match the application.

MORE SQUEEZE FORCE

Increased grapple-squeeze force provides constant pressure, so you’re less likely to lose a log, even if a load gets jarred.

READY TO OUTRUN™ THE COMPETITION?

Contact us or visit JohnDeere.co.uk/Forestry to learn more.