John Deere 648 Log Skidder


The 1/50 scale John Deer 648 Log Skidder from ERTYL is a nice replica of the original.  The rear end articulates well and the double set of pistons work in tandem as well.  The grapple hook holds firmly but over time the plastic will wear out and this will not perform as well.  The blade on the front moves smoothly up and down and helps to balance out the machine.


The John Deere paint and decals look sharp even at this scale.  The all rubber tires add some grip to this model as you move it around.  I especially liked how smooth all the tires moved on the axles.  This is a nice scale model of the original and if you are a fan of John Deere this is a good model to add in the 1/50 scale.