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Used skidders for Sale

A skidder is a piece of heavy machinery that is used predominantly in forestry jobs. This type of heavy equipment is designed to extract cut-down trees from a forest or wooded area for harvesting or land-clearing efforts. Some of the leading manufacturers in the skidder industry are John Deere, Caterpillar and Tigercat. Each of these brands have years of proven reliability and durability in their products' respective performances, and are used by many logging companies for efficient transport of lumber on a daily basis. Forestry skidders in particular are amongst some of the most crucial types of vehicular machinery for any logging business because they can help companies save monumental amounts of time, revenue, and labor.

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    John Deere 848H, 2014, Skidders

    John Deere 848HAdditional Information: Description: 848H Dual Function Log Skidder, 30.5 Tires, JUST INSTALLED 2 NEW TIRES SINCE PICTURE, NICE MACHINE, READY TO WORK Inventory Loc

    Skidders
    2014 7,900 h
    United States, Whigham, Georgia

    115,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 535C, 2012, Skidders

    Caterpillar 535CAttachments: WINCH WHEELED ARCH, DUAL FUNCTION PRODUCT LINK LIGHTING FIRE EXTINGUISHER PRODUCT LINK AM FM CD RADIO

    Skidders
    2012 8,761 h
    United States, Columbia, SC
    7d

    87,500 USD
  • Caterpillar 525C, 2013, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525CAttachments: ARCH, DF W/ RETRIEVAL WINCH RADIO, 12V, AM/FM/WX CD CONVERTER, 24 VOLT TO 12 VOLT TANK, WATER WIPERS, FRONT AND REAR INSTRUCTIONS, ENGLISH C

    Skidders
    2013 7,564 h
    United States, Florence, SC
    7d

    80,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 525D, 2015, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525DAttachments: WATER TANK WIPERS, FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS, LED WORKING FRAME, DF REAR, GR FENDER TIRES,30.5L-32 26PR FS 2X RING BLADE, WIDE CAB, ENCL W/WHL S

    Skidders
    2015 3,539 h
    United States, Columbia, SC
    7d

    140,850 USD
  • Caterpillar 525 B, 2005, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525 BAdditional Information: Used 2005 Caterpillar 525B Wheeled Skidder. Single Arch with Winch " Not Pictured". Winch is operable but they just never put it back on aft

    Skidders
    2005 400 h
    United States
    7d

    49,500 USD
  • John Deere 648H, 2011, Skidders

    John Deere 648HAdditional Information: Description: Single Arch, Direct Drive, 30.5 Tires, AC/Heat Inventory Location: TraxPlus

    Skidders
    2011 12,987 h
    United States, Hickory, Mississippi
    7d

    45,000 USD
  • Tigercat 630B, 2001, Skidders

    Tigercat 630BAdditional Information: Description: Dual Arch, Winch, 35.5 Tires, Cummins Engine, AC, Inventory Location: TraxPlus

    Skidders
    2001
    United States, Hickory, Mississippi
    7d

    25,000 USD
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    Franklin Q80C, 2005, Skidders

    Franklin Q80CEngine power: 200, Additional Information: Description: 2005 Franklin Q80C log skidder M36A single arch boom, 30.5-32 tires Inventory Location: Knight Forestry, Inc.

    Skidders
    2005
    United States, Whigham, Georgia

    32,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 525C, 2013, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525CAdditional Information: Description: Dual Arch, Winch, 30.5 Tires, AC/Heat, Nice Tight Machine Inventory Location: TraxPlus

    Skidders
    2013 7,464 h
    United States, Hickory, Mississippi
    7d

    105,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 535D, 2016, Skidders

    Caterpillar 535DAttachments: WINCH WHEELED ARCH, DUAL FUNCTION AM FM CD RADIO

    Skidders
    2016 1,600 h
    United States, Columbia, SC
    7d

    210,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 545D, 2015, Skidders

    Caterpillar 545DAttachments: EROPS WINCH 35.5X32 TIRES AC HEAT

    Skidders
    2015 3,062 h
    United States, Waycross, GA
    7d

    199,900 USD
  • Caterpillar 525C, 2012, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525CAttachments: EROPS GRAPPLE WINCH 30.5X32 TIRES AC HEAT SF ARCH

    Skidders
    2012 9,486 h
    United States, Washington, GA
    7d

    82,142 USD
  • Caterpillar 525C, 2006, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525CAttachments: WINCH 30.5-32 TIRES W DUAL RING WHEELS BLADE, 107" W/ BOLT ON EDGE DUAL FUNCTION ARCH CATERPILLAR 525C SKIDDER CAB, AC 14.4 CAT GRAPPLE

    Skidders
    2006 10,944 h
    United States, Richmond, VA
    7d

    On Request
  • Caterpillar 525B, 2002, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525BAttachments: SWEEPS WINCH WHEELED DECKING BLADE ARCH, DUAL FUNCTION LIGHTING RADIO FIRE EXTINGUISHER 525B FRONT & REAR TIRE CHAINS EROPS W/ HEAT

    Skidders
    2002 16,600 h
    United States, Scarborough, ME

    35,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 525D, 2015, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525DCondition level grade (1-5): 3, Attachments: ULTRA LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL

    Skidders
    2015 2,549 h
    United States, Jonesboro, AR

    155,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 525 C, 2008, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525CAttachments: SCREENS WINCH ARCH, SINGLE FUNCTION ENCLOSED ROPS GRAPPLE 12.5 SQ. FT.

    Skidders
    2008 10,670 h
    United States, MS

    65,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 525C, 2011, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525CCondition level grade (1-5): 2, Attachments: WHEELED LIGHTING

    Skidders
    2011 7,902 h
    United States, Jonesboro, AR

    75,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 525, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525

    Skidders

    United States

    On Request
  • Caterpillar 525C, 2012, Skidders

    Caterpillar 525CAdditional Information: CAB, AIR, DF ARCH, WINCH, 30.5L-32 TIRESAttachments: CAB AIR DF ARCH WINCH 30.5L-32 TIRES

    Skidders
    2012 9,268 h
    United States, Troy, NC

    90,000 USD
  • Caterpillar 545C, 2011, Skidders

    Caterpillar 545CAttachments: SWEEPS WHEELED ARCH, DUAL FUNCTION PRODUCT LINK LIGHTING BLADE, EXTENDED DECKING COVERTER, 24 VOLT - 12 VOLT FRONT & REAR TIRE CHAINS GRAPP

    Skidders
    2011 8,675 h
    United States, Syracuse, NY

    135,000 USD

Some of the most popular models of skidders are the John Deere 648GIII, the Caterpillar 525C , and the Tigercat 630C. These skidders are some of the most widely used with some of the world's premier forestry companies, and each have certain specializations that differentiate them. The John Deere 648GIII is a skidder that has a dual arch grapple, as well as dual steer mode options. This skidder carries a fair amount of power with it, and a 127" winch allows it to grab logs and other forms of foliage for easy transportation. The Caterpillar 525C is a skidder that has a built-in 14.4' grapple and also has HD axles. The 525C is adept at pushing materials, in addition to its hauling capabilities. Lastly, the Tigercat 630C is a dual arch skidding machine that is equipped with a Cummins engine and 30.5-32 tires, making it durable and capable of remaining steadfast while pushing, moving, or pulling enormous amounts of weight. All of these models of skidders are amongst the most popular designs that each respective manufacturer has crafted, and can be easily relied on in virtually any type of general forestry work to get the job done correctly.

One of the biggest types of skidders in terms of size is the Caterpillar 545C. The Caterpillar 545C is equipped with a 19’ grapple, and has 35.5 Firestone tires, giving it unparalleled power and an enormous potential for moving massive lumber. This machine is best for large forestry endeavors. The way that it is able to pull out logs that have a large circumference gives the Caterpillar 545C an advantage over some of its smaller counterparts in the skidder lineup. Another powerful type of skidder is the John Deere 748H. A dual arch skidder that has a 130” grapple and SWEDA axles, this impressive piece of machinery refuses to compromise on performance. The 748H ’s enclosed cabin also prioritizes operator comfort, in addition to offering the operator supreme amounts of power. Lastly, a fast skidder model is the John Deere 648H. This machine is both versatile and agile in terms of its operating station and steering. Each of these different models of skidder could be a great addition to your forestry equipment collection, and their ability to move cut trees of significant size in preparation for a construction project or for lumber harvesting is valuable to the industry. However, as will be discussed in the following paragraph, its important to have a solid understanding of both what different types of skidders exist, as well as any respective proficiencies that certain models may have before committing to a purchase.

Skidders used for forestry are mainly divided up into two categories: grappling skidders and cable skidders. A grappling skidder is a type of forestry machine that has the ability to pick up multiple logs in a single sitting. Cable skidders are more limited, but they still can offer unbridled amounts of efficiency for moving logs. Skidders vary in terms of specialization, and which one you decide to purchase should directly hinge on what types of jobs are needed to be completed with it. For basic removal of medium-sized trees, a skidder that has a smaller, less powerful grapple may be more cost-efficient. However, for large scale clearing of wooded areas, something that balances speed with added strength may be a better option. Most skidders are proficient at being able to perform well in rougher terrains, and tires that are grooved with extra gripping capability can serve their operators well in wetter, muddier areas. Thankfully, Mascus USA has a wide variety of different skidder models listed on its online database, so that you can easily compare and contrast machines until you find one that fits your specific circumstances.

The South West Forest Products Expo was recently held at the Hot Springs Civic and Convention Center earlier this year. At this convention, several large names in the forestry and logging industries were present, showcasing products and detailed information. The South West Forest Products Expo is already planning another event from August 20-26 in the year 2019. This will no doubt be an informative experience for those who would like to get more involved with the forestry business. One of the Platinum sponsors of the event in 2017 was the aforementioned John Deere Construction and Forestry Company, and as a premier manufacturer of all things skidders, the brand’s longstanding positive reputation was upheld.

At Mascus USA, leave all of your worries behind when it comes to used heavy equipment and machinery. Skidders are listed in abundance on the Mascus USA online database, with multiple different models and respected brands represented. On the Mascus USA digital marketplace, perusing and locating specific models of forestry skidders couldn't be easier. Simply go through Mascus USA’s easy registration process , and immediately gain access to be able to contact sellers, or even list your own skidder for sale. Hundreds of potential buyers of heavy forestry equipment visit the site on a daily basis, making it a fantastic option to consider if you are currently looking to buy or sell a forestry skidder. With Mascus USA, find everything you need with ease when it comes to heavy equipment or machinery. Some financing options also exist for skidders if preferred, leaving you with utmost convenience.