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Compare skidder models

Incorporating an easy-to-maintain design and our most rugged axles ever, our L-II Series grapple skidders and cable skidders are reliable and well equipped to handle the toughest forest environments. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) combines the efficiency of a direct-drive transmission with the smoothness and operating ease of a hydrostatic drive. Choose from a range of box-style tong grapples with serious power and stability. Plus our tree skidders are built on more than 180 years of groundbreaking innovation, and backed by over a half-century of experience in the woods, all to help you outrun the competition.

ModelEngine SizeGross PowerGross TorqueOperating WeightMaximum Grapple Capacity


177 kW (237 hp)

1025 Nm

16 686 kg



177 kW (237 hp)

1025 Nm

19 054 kg

1.63 m2


196 kW (263 hp)

1141 Nm

19 713 kg

1.77 m2


210 kW (281 hp)

1276 Nm

23 697 kg

2.07 m2

768L-II Bogie Skidder on a steep tract

Triple J Logging recently tested John Deere's 768L-II Bogie Skidder on a steep tract at the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. The forest machine is designed to excel in these conditions, and Triple J was impressed.

Powerful, Purpose-Built 768L-II Bogie Skidder

The new six-wheeled John Deere 768L-II Bogie Skidder is a traction specialist designed to help you stay productive in wet conditions and on steep slopes. 

Outrun the ordinary

With L-II skidders' over 1,600 component changes to simplify hydraulic and electrical systems, plus Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs), expanded grapple capacities, and our most rugged axles ever, you’ll have the power and durability you need to outrun the ordinary.


Product features are based on published information at the time of publication. Some options may not be available in all markets. Not all models are sold in every market, so please contact your local John Deere Construction and Forestry Dealer for further information.