Features & Specs
  • 6.8L Tier 3 PowerTech engine
  • Simple to clean swing-out coolers
  • Easy to read diagnostic monitor
  • Grapple that automatically maintains clamp force
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Horsepower 172-185
Wheelbase 145-147 in
Fuel Tank Capacity 78.5 gal.
Fuel Consumption 4.0-5.6 gal
Tong Opening at Tips 155 in.
Weight 32,450 lbs
Width 10 ft. 8 in.
Length 25 ft 7 in
Height 10 ft 3 in


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John Deere 648H Grapple Skidder

Engine Direct Drive Lockup Torque Converter
Manufacture and Model John Deere PowerTech Plus 6068H
Non-Road Emission Standards EPA Tier 3
Gross Power @ 2,200 rpm 172 hp (128 kW) 185 hp (138 kW)
Displacement 414 cu. in. (6.8 L)

Powertrain Direct Drive Lockup Torque Converter
Number of Gears
   Forward
   Reverse

8
7

6
3
Maximum Travel Speed
   Forward
   Reverse

13.6 mph (22.0 km/h)
10.3 mph (16.5 km/h)

12.6 mph (20.2 km/h)
N/A

Grapples      
Control Joystick pilot
Grapple - Standard
   Opening
   Area

115 in. (2921 mm)
10 sq. ft.
Grapple - High Capacity
   Opening
   Area

125 in. (2921 mm)
12.5 sq. ft.

Capacities      
Fuel Tank 78.5 gal. (297 L)
Hydraulic Reservoir 16.6 gal. (63.0 L)

Operating Weight Direct Drive Lockup Torque Converter
Single Function 31,433 lb. (14 258 kg) 31,784 lb. (14 417 kg)
Dual Function 32,271 lb. (14 638 kg) 32,624 lb. (14 798 kg)


Overall Dimensions  
A) Overall Height 10 ft.  3 in. (3125 mm)
B) Overall Width 10 ft. 7 in. (3234 mm)
C) Maximum Blade Lift Above Ground 55 in. (1397 mm)
D) Maximum Blade Dig Below Ground
     Dozer Blade Width
9 in. (329 mm)
86 in. (2184 mm)
E) Front Axle to Front of Machine 5 ft. 8 in. (1727 mm)
F) Front Axle to Blade Cutting-Edge Arc 7 ft. 8 in. (2358 mm)
G) Front Axle to Articulation Joint 5 ft. 8 in. (1726 mm)
H) Wheelbase 12 in. 1 in. (3680 mm)
I) Ground Clearance 23in. (585 mm)
J) Overall Length
    Dual Function
    Single Function

25 ft. 1 in. (7655 mm)
25 ft. 5 in. (7765 mm)
K) Height of Grapple from Ground Level 35 in. (889 mm)
L) Reach of Grapple from Ground Level 85 in. (2152 mm)
M) Reach of Grapple at Full Reach 93 in. (2369 mm)
N) Maximum Height of Boom 11 ft. 6 in. (3505 mm)
O) Below Ground Reach of Grapple at Full Reach 3 ft. 1 in. (940 mm)

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