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648LGrapple Skidder

Features & Specs

  • Final Tier 4 emission-certified engine
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Up to 40% faster cycle times
  • 25% larger operator station
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Gross Power163 kW (218 hp)
Gross Torque979 Nm (722 ft.-lb.)
Tong Opening at Tips3015–3218 mm (118.7–126.7 in.)
Operating Weight17 844–19 054 kg (39,340–42,009)

Overview

Service made simple.

Faster maintenance will keep you up and running. The 648L Grapple Skidder makes service quick and easy with large panels for wide-open access to the engine and cab tilts to provide a quick route to other components. The efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) keeps engine speed constant to reduce fuel consumption, while auto-idle extends component life. With the hydraulic reversing fan and extended filter-change interval and the 648L keeps your working longer.

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Specifications

DRIVELINE

  • Engine Manufacturer -- John Deere
  • Engine Model -- PowerTech PSS 6.8L
  • Emission Rating -- Tier 4
  • Displacement, ltr (Inches³) -- 6.8 (414)
  • Engine Output, kW (hp) -- 163 (218)
  • Engine Torque, Nm (lbf / ft) -- 979 (722)
  • Transmission -- Continuous Variable Transmission
  • Planetaries -- Inboard
  • Front Axle -- Inboard planetary
  • Rear Axle -- Inboard planetary
  • Service Brake Type -- Wet discs

DIMENSIONS

  • Overall Length, mm (inches) -- 7682 (302.5)
  • Height Over Cab, mm (inches) -- 3365 (132.5)
  • Overall Width, mm (inches) -- 3233 (127.3)
  • Wheelbase, mm (inches) -- 3680 (144.8)
  • Dozer Blade Height, mm (inches) -- 687.6 (27.1)
  • Ground Clearance, mm (inches) -- 557 (21.9)
  • Dozer Blade Width, mm (inches) -- 2192 (86.3)
  • Dozer Blade - Dig Depth, mm (inches) -- 359 (14.1)
  • Tong Opening At Tips, mm (inches) -- 3015 (118.7)
  • Enclosure Area, m² (ft²) -- 1.24 (13.3)
  • Steering Articulation Angle, ± ° -- 45

CAPACITIES

  • Fuel Tank, ltr -- 342.2
  • Hydraulic Tank, ltr -- 123.6
  • Alternator Output, Amp -- 150  

PERFORMANCE

  • Travel Speed, kph (mph) -- 24.74 (15.37)
  • Oscillation Point -- Front Axle
  • Oscillation Angle, ± ° -- 15
  • Rated Line Pull, kN (lbf) -- 182.3 (41000)
  • Rated Line Speed, m/min (ft/min) -- 14 (46)
  • System Voltage, V -- 24
  • Pump -- Axial Piston

WEIGHTS

  • Operating weight, kg (lbs) -- 17844 (39340)

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