To maximize productivity, performance, and comfort for customers working in the woodlands, John Deere has introduced its new six-wheel 768L-II Bogie Skidder. This machine is specifically designed to tackle wet conditions, in addition to steep slope terrain.
"Profitability and productivity are critical in the woods, and as loggers take to new areas for jobs, they need dependable machines that are built with these niche applications in mind," said Matthew Flood, product marketing manager, John Deere. "With our new 768L–II Bogie Skidder, we're delivering a purpose–built machine that navigates tough terrain, such as swamps or steep slopes. Providing distinct features, the John Deere bogie skidder helps loggers maximize their potential, regardless of the conditions."
The 768L-II Bogie Skidder packs 281 horsepower and comes with heavy-duty bogie axles. The axles can effortlessly pull heavy loads and maneuver them over difficult terrain. Further, the smooth, stable operation of the 768L-II Bogie Skidder reduces vibration and, ultimately, operator fatigue.
"The John Deere bogie skidder is hands down twice as good as a regular four–tire skidder. It's just all–around better in my book for productivity and ground disturbance," said Jason Dawson of Triple J Logging. "With the 768L–II, you can carry twice as much of a load, especially in wet conditions and on the steep terrain, without tearing the ground up."
The 768L-II Bogie Skidder also has a spacious cab, ample storage space, and configurable controls for seamless operation. To learn more about the updated 768L-II Bogie Skidder, in addition to other forestry equipment, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com.