Skidder Equipment

Skidder Equipment

Skidder equipment is used by loggers and forestry departments primarily for the use of moving logs from one location to another. The two types are wheeled and tracked. Wheeled skidders feature an articulated chassis that can handle steep grades and unmanaged terrain that rigid trucks are unable to handle. Tracked skidders feature tracks rather than wheels, and are designed for extreme slopes that a wheeled skidder is unable to navigate. A bonus with tracked skidders is they are excellent to use to create roadways and landings that are often necessary for loggers. Creating a road or landing makes it easier to use wheeled skidders with the track skidders to haul more material at a time.

Skidders are equipped with a grapple, a cable drum, or both, to make loading easy. Grapples typically grabs stems for loading and cable drums feature a skid line to ease stems onto the skidder. Skidders with both will use the grapple to load the stems onto the cable drum and make loading a completely mechanical job.

Grapples are attached to the skidder by way of an arch or a boom. The arch lifts and assists in the positioning of the grapple to pick up a load of one or two logs. Single arches have a set of cylinders to control the position. When in use, the grapple will freely move in a vertical and horizontal arch with ease. Double arches have two arches that have their own independent cylinders for controlling the movement. While one is pinned to the skidder horizontally, the other can work vertically. It does provide more control over the grapple than a single arch. A swing boom looks similar to the arm on a backhoe. The boom allows the grapple to be positioned horizontally, vertically, and laterally. This is a useful tool when picking up logs that are next to the skidder and opens up many ways to dumping the load.

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2004 DEERE 648G III in Johnstown, PA
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$40,000

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2004 DEERE 648G III

16000 Hours -  Skidder
2004 DEERE, 648G III Forestry Equipment - Skidders, * JOHN DEERE 648GIII SKIDDER FOR SALE* CLOSED CAB * HEAT AND AIR CONDITIONER * RADIO * WINCH * RUN...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
BOBCAT T870 in Johnstown, PA
 15
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$65,000

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BOBCAT T870

2000 Hours -  Skidder
BOBCAT, T870 Forestry Equipment - Skidders, * BOBCAT / CATERPILLAR / TAKEUCHI SKIDSTEER LOG GRAPPLE * TREE SAW OR SHEAR SOLD SEPARATELY FOR CUTTING TR...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
2004 CATERPILLAR 525B in Johnstown, PA
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$35,000

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2004 CATERPILLAR 525B

700 Hours -  Skidder
2004 CATERPILLAR, 525B Forestry Equipment - Skidders, * FULLY REBUILT CAT 525 DUAL ARCH * REBUILT ENGINE WITH ALL PAPERWORK * REBUILT TRANSMISSION WIT...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
2004 TIGERCAT 630B in Johnstown, PA
 14
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$48,500

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2004 TIGERCAT 630B

6800 Hours -  Skidder
2004 TIGERCAT, 630B Forestry Equipment - Skidders, * 2004 TIGERCAT 630B DUAL ARCH * DUALS DO NOT GO WITH IT * WINCH * 6800 LOW HOURS * USED AS A YARD ...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
2005 DEERE 648G III in Johnstown, PA
 13
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$30,000

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2005 DEERE 648G III

16000 Hours -  Skidder
2005 DEERE, 648G III Forestry Equipment - Skidders, * JOHN DEERE 648GIII * SINGLE ARCH GRAPPLE SKIDDER* 16000 HOURS * OWNER OPERATED AND FULLY MAINTAI...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
DEERE 440C in Johnstown, PA
 12
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$23,000

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DEERE 440C

9300 Hours -  Skidder
DEERE, 440C Forestry Equipment - Skidders, * JOHN DEERE 440C GRAPPLE SKIDDER* NEW HYDRAULIC PUMP LAST MONTH* LIKE NEW TIRES * STRONG WINCH * RUNS AND ...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
2003 DEERE 648E in Johnstown, PA
 12
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$25,000

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2003 DEERE 648E

9400 Hours -  Skidder
2003 DEERE, 648E Forestry Equipment - Skidders, * JOHN DEERE 648E GRAPPLE SKIDDER * RUNS AND OPERATES EXCELLENT * TIGHT PINS * WINCH * POWERSHIFT * CH...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
DEERE 440 in Johnstown, PA
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$22,000

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DEERE 440

9300 Hours -  Skidder
DEERE, 440 Forestry Equipment - Skidders, * JOHN DEERE 440C SKIDDER * NEW PUMP * NEW TIRES * STRONG WINCH * 9300 HRS ON METER * READY TO GO TO WORK * ...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
2018 BOXER 600HD in Bloomsburg, PA
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Stock #: BX049

$24,500

 4
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2018 BOXER 600HD

58 Hours -  Skidder
Demo model, 25 HP Kubota diesel engine, 7" wide rubber track system, joystick controls, 58 hrs....
Deacon Equipment Co.
Bloomsburg, PA
Deacon Equipment Co.
Bloomsburg, PA
DEERE 540A in Johnstown, PA
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$19,000

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DEERE 540A

Skidder
DEERE, 540A Forestry Equipment - Skidders, JOHN DEERE 540A - REBUILT ENGINE , NEW PINS , STRONG WINCH , WOODS READY, Serial Number: NA...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
2005 DEERE 648G III in Johnstown, PA
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$39,000

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2005 DEERE 648G III

15000 Hours -  Skidder
2005 DEERE, 648G III Forestry Equipment - Skidders, Grapple, Winch, Heat & Air, Serial Number: NA...
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
Signature Equipment
Johnstown, PA
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