John Deere 648L Grapple Skidder

Grapple Skidder John Deere 648L

Features & Specs

  • Final Tier 4 emission-certified engine
  • Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Up to 40% faster cycle times
  • 25% larger operator station
  • Gross Power
  • 163 kW (218 hp)
  • Gross Torque
  • 979 Nm (722 ft.-lb.)
  • Tong Opening at Tips
  • 3015–3218 mm (118.7–126.7 in.)
  • Operating Weight
  • 17 844–19 054 kg (39,340–42,009)


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.


  • Key Features
  • FT4 Compliance
  • Productivity
  • Cab Comfort
  • Uptime
  • Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Maintenance
  • John Deere ForestSight™


  • Description
  • Capacities
  • Performance
  • Weights


    When you have a John Deere, you have the John Deere dealer network at your disposal. You'll appreciate the difference you'll see in the knowledgeable sales staff, the certified service technicians, and the well-stocked parts inventory.
    View a list of all technical publications for this product. Some Operator's Manuals are available for viewing in electronic format.
    Look up parts quickly and easily using the John Deere Parts Catalog.
    We strive to ensure that John Deere products are of exceptional quality. Safety is our top priority.


It could be yours! Contact a Papé Machinery Dealer today for buying options.

Need help finding what you're looking for?
Email Us:

Fill out our request form and get an answer form our expert sales and support team.

Your browser is out-of-date.

It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Please upgrade to one of these free browsers:

Firefox Internet Explorer    Opera     Chrome
Thank you