948L Grapple Skidder

948L Grapple Skidder


  • Gross Power: 224 kW (300 hp)
  • Gross Torque: 1369 Nm (1,009 ft. – lb.)
  • Max Grapple Capacity: 2.07 m2 (22.3 sq. ft.)
  • Operating Weight: 22 416 kg (49,420 lb.)
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The easy-to-use CVT transmission combines the smoothness and operating ease of a hydrostatic transmission with the fuel efficiency of a lockup torque converter.



New larger grapples give you more flexibility to configure a skidder to best match your application. The new arch design provides a better view to bunches for more efficient loading.


Cab Comfort

The cab is 25-percent roomier and 50-percent quieter. Other fatigue-beating creature comforts include a more efficient HVAC system, improved ergonomic controls, and plenty of storage space.


Quick and Easy Serviceability

Filters and critical components are conveniently located for fast service. Large panels are easily removed for wide-open access to the engine compartment, and the cab tilts to provide a quick route to other components.




Standard Arch Function Dual


Engine Manufacturer John Deere
Engine Model PowerTech PSS 9.0L
Displacement, ltr (Inches�) 9 (549)
Engine Output, kW (hp) 224 (300)
Engine Torque, Nm (lbf / ft) 1369 (1009)
Transmission Continuous Variable Transmission
Planetaries Outboard
Front Axle Outboard planetary
Rear Axle Outboard planetary
Service Brake Type Wet disc
Parking Brake Type Wet disc


Overall Length, mm (inches) 8469 (333.4)
Height Over Cab, mm (inches) 3454 (136)
Overall Width, mm (inches) 3575 (140.7)
Wheelbase, mm (inches) 3975 (156.5)
Dozer Blade Height, mm (inches) 691 (27.2)
Ground Clearance, mm (inches) 604 (23.7)
Dozer Blade Width, mm (inches) 2962.4 (116.6)
Dozer Blade - Dig Depth, mm (inches) 298 (11.7)
Tong Opening At Tips, mm (inches) 3886 (153)
Enclosure Area, m� (ft�) 1.77 (19.1)
Steering Articulation Angle, � � 45


Fuel Tank, ltr (gallons (US)) 391.8 (103.5)
Hydraulic Tank, ltr (gallons (US)) 123.6 (32.6)
Alternator Output, Amp 150


Travel Speed, kph (mph) 25 (15.53)
Oscillation Point Front Axle
Oscillation Angle, � � 15
Rated Line Pull, kN (lbf) 221 (49696)
Rated Line Speed, m/min (ft/min) 20.1 (66)
System Voltage, V 24
Pump Axial Piston


Operating Weight, kg (lbs) 22416 (49420)