The new L-Series II machines feature a simplified design, providing a reliable and powerful solution.
The new logging machines still maintain the productivity features of the original line, including an increase in hydraulic speed, large grapples and an improvement in weight distribution. The simpler L-Series II models enhance customer experience by reducing maintenance and increasing uptime due to a number of part changes. Other changes to the machines include a reduction to the complexities of the electrical and hydraulic systems and improvements to component placements.
The L-Series II machines also include changes to increase productivity. The new skidder models offer increased grapple squeeze force of up to 10 percent. Articulation steering sensors improve the operator experience, increasing productivity. A new two-speed 4000 winch replaces the previous single-speed winch. In addition to the new changes, the L-Series II skidders and wheeled feller bunchers retain the comfortable operator station, durable axles and rugged, large grapples.
The cabs on all skidders and wheeled feller bunchers are equipped with features designed to maximize comfort, such as the efficient HVAC system, improved ergonomic controls and good storage space. Joystick steering and an optional rotating seat reduces strain on the operator’s body.
The L-Series II Skidder models feature the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which combines the smoothness of a hydrostatic transmission with the fuel efficiency of a lockup torque converter. This combination enables the skidders to have excellent fuel efficiency, longer engine life and enhanced operator comfort.
Offering a one-button Quick Dump feature, the wheeled feller bunchers improve efficiency with the push of one button to release trees in a single, smooth motion. Additionally, the head-tilt and arm functions are combined to help minimize fatigue while improving productivity.
Another feature that carried over from the previous models are the durable axles – particularly the Outboard-Extreme™ axles. The models feature a pressurized continuous-lube system and independent axle filters that extend wear life. The rugged Outboard-Extreme axles – standard on the 848 and 948 models, and optional on the 748 machines – feature larger components, delivering maximum jobsite durability and a heavier weight for boosted machine stability. Source