John Deere 948L Grapple Skidder

Grapple Skidder John Deere 948L

Features & Specs

  • Final Tier 4 emission-certified engine
  • 25% larger grapple than an 848H
  • Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Excellent power-to-weight ratio
  • Gross Power
  • 210 kW (281 hp)
  • Gross Torque
  • 1276 Nm (941 ft.-lb.)
  • Tong Opening at Tips
  • 3851 mm (151.6 in.)
  • Operating Weight
  • 22 416 kg (49,420 lb.)


In the forest, Uptime is the name of the game. And the 948L Grapple Skidder is not interested in playing nice. Its beefier roller-bearing articulation joint provided longer life. The standard Outboard-Extreme axles are the biggest, most rugged axle in the woods. Add in a durable drivetrain, tougher grapples, and a simplified electrical system, and you have a machine that is all business.


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


  • Description
  • Capacities
  • Performance
  • Weights


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