Cat Wheel Skidders are designed for maximum productivity. A powerful, efficient drivetrain, comfortable cab, ergonomic controls, and serviceability features combine to provide loggers with the lowest cost per ton solution.

Power Train

Field-proven Cat diesel engines are teamed with lock-up torque converters and heavy duty transmissions. Axles with re-engineered differential lock systems put higher horsepower to the ground for maximum performance and productivity.


Cat Wheel Skidders provide unsurpassed performance and application flexibility due to improved balance, lock-up torque converter powertrains, higher ground clearance and extended wheelbases.


Enhanced design allows a weight forward balance for outstanding grapple and cable skidding performance while providing a comfortable ride for the operator.


State-of-the-art hydraulic systems reduce horsepower consumption and system heat. Single levers control grapple and tong hydraulics, reducing operator effort for improved productivity.

Operator Station

Cat Wheel Skidders feature operator environments which use an ergonomic design that creates a comfortable work area to reduce fatigue and increase efficiency and productivity.


Durable box section mainframe and decking blade absorb twisting and impact forces to provide a sound foundation and a well-balanced system for the entire structure. Tapered roller bearings, lower hitch-pins and standard belly guards provide increased durability to the Cat Wheel Skidder.


Maintenance jobs are easily performed with easy access to major service points such as oil levels and fills, grease fittings, fuel tanks, sight gauges, filters and electrical breakers. Diagnostic connectors allow quick electronic analysis.

Customer Support

In addition to machine selection, Cat dealers offer a wide range of services, from purchase options to operator training, maintenance programs and the most sophisticated parts delivery system in the industry.