John Deere Knuckleboom Loader Moving Logs

Knuckleboom Loaders

ModelEngine PowerReachOperating WeightLift CapacitySwing TorqueOptional Hydraulic Attachment Capability

129 kW (173 hp) at 2,000 rpm

9144 mm (30 ft. 0 in)

13 871 kg (30,580 lb.)

8,980 kg (19,798 lb.)

44,038 Nm (32,500 lb.-ft.)


129 kW (173 hp) at 2,000 rpm

9754 mm (32 ft. 0 in.)

15 909 kg (35,073 lb.)

11,730 kg (25,860 lb.)

52,032 Nm (38,400 lb.-ft.)


Optimized Hydraulic Oil Reservoir Capacity

Hydraulic oil reservoir has been decreased from 80 to 40 gallon, reducing refill time and oil-change costs.

More Uptime

Large fuel tanks, reliable cylinders, and fuel-sipping diesels allow you to work longer between fill-ups.


Automatically reduce engine speed when hydraulics aren't in use with the auto-idle feature, saving precious fuel.

Up to 8% Boost in Fuel Economy

John Deere FT4 engines maintain maximum engine performance while minimizing total fluid consumption – diesel fuel plus diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

Forestry & Logging Technology Solutions

Screenshot of TimberMatic Maps program on a machine monitor

Precision Forestry

TimberMaticTM Maps and TimberManagerTM are map-based production-planning and -tracking systems that make up Precision Forestry. They allow contractors and operators alike to share real time production and location information – taking the guesswork out of effective decision-making.

A Tablet featuring JDLink sits next to a smartphone featuring JDLink


JDLink, the core component of Precision Forestry, enables you to manage your entire fleet from your desktop or mobile device and gives you anytime remote access to machine hours and location, fuel consumption, idle time, maintenance reminders, and more.

Precision Forestry Technology

Get more work done more efficiently through our suite of precision forestry solutions.

Dealer Support

Stay up and running and lower your costs by making the most of our world-class dealer network. 




You need a finance team that gets in the trenches to learn about your entire operation – not just your credit score.

Additional Equipment

Loaders, road-clearing machines, forestry heads and used equipment to round out your lineup.