3 Exceptional Earthmovers from Gehl Equipment Company
If you are looking to buy the latest in earthmoving equipment, then Gehl equipment company is bound to have just what you are looking for. For over 150 years, Gehl has been designing and manufacturing construction and agriculture equipment that is at the forefront of earthmoving technology.
Gehl machines are renowned for reliability, innovative design and for providing some ingenious solutions using high-quality engineering. The main categories of earthmoving equipment from Gehl include skid loaders (many variations), track loaders, and excavators.
Gehl Skid Loaders
Gehl skid loaders are small, rigid framed machines, which are powered by an engine, and have lift arms to which tools can be attached. They are typically on for wheels, with the ability to drive the left hand wheels separately from the right hand wheels. There are two categories of skid loader according to the lift path of the loader arm that is the radial-lift skid-loader and the vertical-lift skid-loader.
The vertical lift skid-loader from Gehl has an advantage over the radial lift skid-loader when working in confined spaces, and it also has a greater lift height. This means that you get a bigger reach when working at full height. The load is also kept close to the machine, which gives a bigger load capacity and also prevents long-term wear and tear, thus minimizing the need to by replacement Gehl loader parts. However, a radial-lift skid-loader has a bigger forward reach, and therefore offers greater reach when you are working at middle-range heights. This makes them ideal for use in loading up flatbeds and in grading or digging work.
Gehl Vertical-Lift Skid Loaders
Gehl manufactures the largest vertical-lift skid loader you can buy, called the V400, which has a huge 3647mm height to hinge pin distance when fully raised. It also has a rated operating capacity of 1814 kg, so it is extremely robust for large jobs. Interestingly, the V400 lifts loads in a truly vertical path.
The newly released V270 Gen:2 and the V330 Gen:2 have T-Bar controls; a design to promote increased operator visibility and increased visibility of at the bucket edge. Both of these Gehl vertical-lift skid loaders can lift in an almost exact vertical pathway. The Gehl skid steer parts, components, and engines on these newly released models are certified for low emissions, another step towards reducing the carbon footprint of your construction job.
Gehl Radial-Lift Skid Loaders
Gehl has recently launched the new R-series of radial-lift skid-loaders, in addition to the existing wide range. The new R-series of Gehl radial-lift skid loaders such as the R135, R150 and the R165, promise increased visibility, and a new operator workstation with an integrated fully digital display. The model with the largest operating capacity is the R260, which can handle up to 1179 kg.
A compact excavator is a handy piece of equipment for digging or for demolition work. All Gehl excavators come with emissions friendly technology, have no overhang on the tracks due to a zero tail swing, and nearly every model has the capacity for the operator to attach equipment attachments hydraulically, right from the operator station. The Z55 Gehl excavator model offers the greatest digging depth, at 3550mm, and the newly released Z80 Gen:2 gives the highest ground contact pressure, at 5.2 psi.
Gehl Track Loaders
Gehl track loaders are a powerful pieces of heavy machinery that works well on slippery or muddy surfaces, uneven terrain and even in snowy conditions. Gehl’s RT series track loaders combine power and features such as an automatic track tensioning system to give you what you need to get the big earthmoving tasks done. The Gehl RT250 gives you added capacity for really big jobs, and the RT175 Gen:2 has combined features to give you high power at 70.7 hp, and a lift height of 3251mm.
When the job is big, you need a big name in earthmoving equipment, and Gehl earthmoving machinery is one of the big contenders in the product field.