Explore Models in the Skidders Series
|Model||Engine Size||Gross Power||Gross Torque||Operating Weight||Maximum Grapple Capacity||Outbound Planetary Axle||Compare|
|640L||6.8 L (415 cu. in.)||177 kW (237 hp)||1025 Nm (756 ft. – lb.)||16,686 kg (36,787 lb.)||N/A||Inboard Planetary Axle|
|748L||6.8 L (415 cu. in.)||196 kW (263 hp)||1141 Nm (841 ft. – lb.)||19,713 kg (43,460 lb.)||1.77 m2 (19.1 sq. ft.)||Optional|
|848L||9.0 L (549 cu. in.)||210 kW (281 hp)||1276 Nm (941 ft. – lb.)||22,384 kg (49,349 lb.)||1.77 m2 (19.1 sq. ft.)||Standard|
|948L||9.0 L (549 cu. in.)||224 kW (300 hp)||1369 Nm (1,009 ft. – lb.)||22,416 kg (49,420 lb.)||2.07 m2 (22.3 sq. ft.)||Standard|
John Deere Skidders
Skidders play an important role on most forestry sites. Able to quickly and efficiently move large quantities of felled timber, they drastically increase the productivity of logging companies. At Papé Machinery, our goal is to support businesses throughout the western United States with the best in forestry equipment. And as a licensed John Deere dealer, we offer a variety of skidders and skidder parts to serve the specific needs of each operation.
For more than 50 years, John Deere has been paving the way in logging and forestry equipment. With rugged design and cutting edge technology, you can feel confident that your skidder is ready to work as hard as you do. Their newer models also feature several improvements, including larger grapples, a new cab design with noise reduction, and enhanced serviceability.
Selecting the Right Skidder
At Papé Machinery, we offer two types of skidders: cable skidders and grapple skidders. The 648L cable skidder delivers impressive power for its size, but requires the operator (or additional worker) to hook the winch to the cut timber. While this may add labor and decrease site productivity, it is immensely useful when working on steep terrain or in areas that are difficult for a grapple skidder to reach. Alongside the cable skidder, we also offer four models of grapple skidders — varying in size, horsepower, and torque. The right machine for your operation will depend on the size and scope of your business, along with the required power needed to transport timber. Give us a call or stop by your local Papé Machinery dealer to speak with an equipment specialist for more information.
Skidder Parts & Attachments
As a full-service machinery dealer, we also have a large selection of John Deere parts and attachments for all our forestry equipment. Whether you need to replace worn or damaged parts or want to increase the versatility of your machine, our parts specialists are here to help.
Financing Options for New and Used Logging Equipment
At Papé Machinery, we aim to be your logging business partner. That’s why we offer a range of financing, leasing, and rental options on all of the equipment you need — from forwarders and grapplers to feller bunchers and skidders. Stop by your nearest Papé Machinery location to complete a credit application today or give us a call to speak with one of our financing specialists about our current rates and manufacturer incentives.
Find a Skidder Near You
With dozens of convenient locations throughout the western U.S., Papé Machinery Construction & Forestry can help you keep your business moving forward with top-of-the-line forestry equipment, parts, and repairs.