Tigercat no longer has the six-wheel skidder market to itself, with John Deere recently crashing the party.
The arrival of the John Deere 768L-II bogie skidder signals the first real choice for contractors in this niche segment more than a dozen years after six-wheelers were originally introduced.
Tokoroa’s Gareth White, who has owned Tigercat six-wheelers in the past and still has a 635 working in one of his crews, became the first in New Zealand to put the new John Deere 768L-II into the forest, followed by half a dozen others around the country.
Read how the new John Deere 678L-II is meeting the challenge of supplying wood to one of Gareth’s crews in the Kinleith Forest in the November 2021 issue of NZ Logger magazine, on sale from November 1. Check the link on this page to subscribe to either a printed or digital copy (or both).