desert752

[MOC] John Deere 648L Skidder

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Hi! I've added winter test-drive:

This topic is updated with short review:

Hello!

After my Feller-Buncher I've decided to create one more forest tractor – it's John Deere Skidder 648L. Skidder is a type of heavy vehicle used in a logging operation for pulling cut trees out of a forest.

Unfortunately the scale of my skidder differs from the scale of the Feller-Buncher because there are no such a big wheels in Lego.1.JPG

Maximum dimensions: 50x18x22 cm, clearance – 2.5 cm, the weight – 1660 g, the scale 1:19.

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There are nine PF motors, four IR receivers and one LiPo in my model. We have eight RC functions here:

1. All-Wheel Drive, two L-motors;

2. Steering, articulated chassis, M-motor;

3,4. Two-stage crane, two M-motors;

5. The claw, M-motor;

6. Claw rotation, M-motor. Also we can rotate the claw manually;

7. The blade in the front, M-motor;

8. The winch for trees pulling.

Also my model has pendular front suspension like the original machine.

Video demonstration:

And more photos of course:

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You can find photos in high resolution on my flickr page: https://www.flickr.c...157669256376081

I plan to create instructions to autumn so contact me if you are interesting in it.

Thanks for watching! Leave your comments if you like it :)

Edited by desert752

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I was waiting for the class wheels for building another skidder, cat or tigercat in my case, congratulations for one of the best machines I have ever seen.

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Fantastic!

Looks like the real thing and really like how you incorporated so many functions.

Thanks for sharing!

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Very nice Desert :sweet: and seeing the model in its natural habitat makes for good pictures.I am currently nearing the finish line on the build of your Feller Buncher and if that is anything to go by and your video this skidder's functions work smoothly and at a good speed.

Top Job, so when the time comes I for one would be interested in instructions.

:thumbup:

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I really liked building the Feller Buncher but I had to take it apart for power functions. It was a great build. I am looking forward to build the skidder. It also has great form and function. Thanks for making plans!!

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Great work. I love how Lego has been slowly adding more and more green parts. It make beautiful MOCs like this possible.

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My family actually owns a logging buisness and I have experience with these machines, my uncle operates a john deere skidder like this one, I have seen them up close and personal. You did a great job.

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Hello ,

A great job you have made here , i'am a huge fan from these kid of machinery ,in the most John Deere .

The skidder has a great performance too ,perfect working funktions .

Verry well done .

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This model is really nice, it is very detailed, i love the claw design, and i am also very impressed with the offroading capabilties, nice job.

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Thanks for kind words!!!

I was waiting for the class wheels for building another skidder, cat or tigercat in my case, congratulations for one of the best machines I have ever seen.

I think many builders are waiting for these wheels. As for me - I want to construct new grader with Claas wheels.

I think you've nailed it. Where have you housed those motors?

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It wasn't too easy to hide them. There are no free space inside the model.

Great job with the shape and functions, could I see an underside shot?

Thanks! I'll take the bottom view tomorrow!

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This looks amazing! I tried making a 6 wheeled log skidder with Midstorms NXT, but do to lack of parts, the frame design, and coloring suffered greatly, not to mention the teeny wheels.

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