John Deere's 2956G Crawler Log Loader is a Land-clearing Juggernaut

This 233-hp crawler logging machine can sling trees and lumber in harsh working environments effortlessly. The 2956G is equipped with a Waratah 624 head, supported by up to 65.5 gpm (2x) of hydraulic flow.


John Deere offers the 2956G Crawler Log Loader for logging contractors and demanding land-clearing projects. This loader serves as a solution for customers looking for a machine that provides a combination of engine horsepower and hydraulics capability, while maintaining a machine weight of less than 90,000 lbs.

"We are always listening to customer feedback to bring ideal solutions and technologies to the forestry industry," said Jarvis de Groot, global product marketing manager, forestry swing machines, John Deere. "The new 2956G crawler log loader machine not only provides optimal power and hydraulic capabilities but is still easy to transport due to its excellent width and weight combination."


Aimed to help ease transportation, the 2956G crawler log loader features an overall shipping width of less than 11 ft., 6 in. and a 90,000-lb. operating weight. As machine weights and widths increase, so do costs associated with transportation. The design on the 2956G not only helps simplify transportability, but also helps save on transport efforts due to its less restrictive transportation requirements.

In addition, the new mounting of the log deflector adds additional strength to the right-front corner of the machine and the clean and simple design of the hood profile, aligned with counterweight, helps to enhance debris shedding.

The 2956G crawler log loader machine features engine power for a machine of this size. When combined, the engine power and hydraulic flow boost loading capability, speed and the capacity to run the Waratah 624.

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Visibility and Serviceability

New visibility features have also been prioritized in the design of the new 2956G. Enabling additional visibility to the right track, as well as reduce overall impact, the RH front corner log deflector has been strategically moved to the back on the machine. This arrangement supports operator visibility to avoid obstacles and impact, reducing potential damage and downtime. Lastly, a rearview camera, light and JDLink antennas have been integrated into the counterweight for additional protection.

Offering ease of serviceability, the 2956G features strategic service access to the machine's filters and checkpoints. With exceptional access to filters, maintenance points and the cooling package, operators can maintain uptime. These machines have open access, helping simplify daily inspections and routine maintenance.

John Deere 2956G.

2956G Specifications

Engine: John Deere PowerTech PSS 6.8 L

Rated Power: 223 hp @ 1,900 rpm

Cylinders: 6

Fuel Tank Capacity: 211 gallons

Maximum Rated Hydraulic Flow (2x): 65.5 gpm

Swing Speed: 8.7 rpm

Swing Torque: 88,507 lb.-ft.

Travel Speed (high/low): 2.4 mph/1.6 mph

System Voltage: 24V

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