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  • Greg says the best feature of the John Deer 540B Log Skidder is the blade as it makes clearing the way through the bush an easy job
  • The other problem Greg has found is that the Skidder can't handle steep sloping ground as it tends to tip

    • by Virinia Downham
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      My husband and I live on a farm on the east coast of Tasmania. Greg logs wood in parts of our 1000+ acre property.

      He recently bought a John Deer 540B Log Skidder second hand.

      Greg finds the Skidder excellent for going in to bush with as it easily drags fire wood logs or milling logs up to about 8 tonnes.

      Greg says the best feature


      of the John Deer 540B Log Skidder is the blade as it makes clearing the way through the bush an easy job.

      Greg has also found the Skidder useful around the farm.

      Greg has used his John Deer 540B Skidder to level ground, clear old fences, lift posts and other heavy objects like crates and barrels that would usually require a fork lift.

      The John Deer ...


      • 540B Skidder is able to withstand some rough environments and treatment.

        Greg has only had trouble with a pin that hadn’t been greased by its previous owner and the hydraulic pipe work needed some attention.

        Greg says that his John Deer 540B Skidder is economical to run on diesel.

        It’s three major draw backs are that the Skidder is slow only able to go at about

        4-5 km an hour.

        It definitely isn’t made for speed.

        The other problem Greg has found is that the Skidder can’t handle steep sloping ground as it tends to tip.

        The Skidder does not drive through thick mud easily but when mud chains are used it can handle light muddy terrains well.

        Greg highly recommends the John Deer 540B Skidder for both log work and farm work.




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    Ray says :

    Where is the fill hole for the front and rear differentials? best oil to use in them? any other info appreciated?

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    Marg says :

    You should use 15w 40 oil. You’ll have to remove the panel to get to the fill hole. However, I would suggest checking the manual also because it has the pictures. This is the manual:

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