Offering loggers the best of both worlds, the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) combines the efficiency of the direct-drive transmission with the smoothness and ease of a hydrostatic drive.
Delivering efficient power to the ground, the CVT automatically senses the load before delivering more torque to maintain the operator's wanted speed.
The CVT also eliminates the need to shift gears, which shortens the learning curve for new operators, and helps the experienced pros maximize productivity.
Now included in base machine, the JDLink telematic system provides the foundation for John Deere’s Precision Forestry solutions. These systems help optimize your machine, your uptime, and your jobsites, which ultimately lead to improved production efficiency.
Easy access to service components helps confirm daily checks and perform any scheduled maintenance, which ultimately minimize unexpected downtime and costly repairs down the road. The L-II lineup of skidders feature removable engine panels for wide-open access to filters and fluid level checks. Swing out cooler doors and an automatic reversing fan provide effortless cleaning of debris from the coolers. Fluid fills including fuel, DEF, and hydraulic oil can all be easily accessed from ground level, as well as daily greasing points.
A long wheelbase and large grapple working area boosts reach and lift capability, for increased dexterity in the woods. Combined with a tight turning radius, the 768L-II enhances agility at the landing and in tight working areas.
** Compared to Tigercat 625E
Designed by loggers for loggers, the quiet, spacious cab helps keep you more comfortable and productive – so you can boost your bottom line.
The 4 m2 (43 ft2) of window area, coupled with the 240-degree rotating seat, maximizes visibility to the task at hand while minimizing neck strain. Armrest-mounted electrohydraulic (EH) joysticks provide smooth and intuitive control of all machine functions at your fingertips.
The EH joysticks also allow you to customize the button and lever layout to your preference and saves your settings when switching between operators.
The purpose-built bogie axles on the 768L-II provide greater traction and flotation, compared to a 4-wheel skidder, which enables you to continue working in challenging ground conditions. The Permanent Bogie Balancing System® (PBBS) keeps both bogie tires firmly in contact with the ground, while also evenly distributing the weight of the load when travelling over obstacles. Independently oscillating bogie axles reduce machine vibration to deliver a comfortable and smooth ride.
John Deere 768L-II Bogie Skidder
|Standard Arch Function
|PowerTech PSS 9.0L
|Engine Output, kW (hp)
|Engine Torque, Nm
|Continuous Variable Transmission
|Service Brake Type
|Inboard Wet discs
|Parking Brake Type
|Wet multi-disc in Transmission
|Overall Length, mm
|Height Over Cab, mm
|Overall Width, mm
|Dozer Blade Height, mm
|Ground Clearance, mm
|Dozer Blade Width, mm
|Dozer Blade - Dig Depth, mm
|Tong Opening At Tips, mm
|Enclosure Area, m²
|Steering Articulation Angle, ± Degrees
|Fuel Tank, ltr
|Hydraulic Tank, ltr
|Alternator Output, Amp
|Travel Speed, kph
|Oscillation Angle, ± Degrees
|Rated Line Pull, kN
|Rated Line Speed, m/min
|System Voltage, V
|Operating Weight, kg
Get a quick glimpse of the added benefits for your logging jobsite. Stable & smooth axles and tires that deliver great ground pressures, flotation, and maneuverability help you defeat the uphill battle and conquer wet or soft terrains.
The 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.