Three Track Models Built In America for the Global Marketplace
Gehl began manufacturing agricultural implements out of West Bend, Wis., in 1859. Since those humble beginnings in a blacksmith shop, the Gehl brand has become a major force in the compact equipment industry worldwide. Today, Gehl’s headquarters are located in West Bend, with a state-of-the-art research and design facility, along with modern manufacturing facilities in Yankton and Madison, S.D.
The all-new Gehl RT175 GEN:3, RT210 GEN:3 and RT250 GEN:3 compact track loader models are manufactured and assembled in Yankton. Gehl compact track loaders are equipped with engines providing from 179 to 243 ft-lbs of torque. Productivity is further augmented by a hydraulic system flow rate of 34 to 37.4 gpm on high-flow configurations, delivering high performance and fast cycle times.
The RT175 GEN:3, RT210 GEN:3 and RT250 GEN:3 models feature radial-lift path loader configurations, providing performance in ground-engaging applications. Lift cylinders incorporate cushioning for smoother operation when lowering the lift arms. Hydraulic self-leveling, two-speed and boom float are all standard, as is auxiliary hydraulic flow to attachments. High flow is optional to further increase versatility. A new universal, manual quick-attach is also standard to accept a broad range of attachments, and an optional universal, power quick-attach facilitates easy change-over. The new design adds additional leverage to make attachment connections easier and faster. Standard connect-under-pressure couplers make changing attachments convenient and simple.
The all-new Gehl compact track loader cabin design is safe and comfortable, says the company. The standard mechanical full-suspension seat or optional air-ride seat features direct-mounted joysticks to optimize controllability. Controls and seat are fully adjustable to operator preference and move with the suspension.
An industry-exclusive, tilt-out foot pod makes cleaning easy when necessary. All cabins, including the optional enclosed cab with heat and/or air conditioning, are certified ROPS/FOPS Level 2 for operator protection. The all new patented fold-up door allows for operation with the door in either the closed position or in the open position, offering the operator maximum operation flexibility, ease of communication and safety in addition to the standard swing-out door.
Operating RT175 GEN:3, RT210 GEN:3 and RT250 GEN:3 compact track loaders is intuitive, easy and customizable, says Gehl. The new GEN:3 models have new revised software, new pumps and new valve spools to drastically improve the multi-function performance. A full color display provides clear feedback on machine status and allows operators to provide input into machine operation. Electro-hydraulic joystick controls are standard, featuring low-effort levers for extended working periods. Drive Sensitivity Adjustment is equipped on all models, allowing an operator to tailor desired machine response to joystick movements. Operators can select a fast response for increased productivity or a slower response for detail work.
Advice to Buyers
“Compact track loaders excel in muddy, loose conditions,” says Brian Rabe, track loader product manager with Gehl. “A machine with a dedicated undercarriage will outperform and outlast traditional bolt-on style configurations. The applications you need to perform will guide your buying decision when it comes to lift height, rated capacity and machine size. Be sure to also consider what attachments are needed and what attachments you may already own and ensure that the machine’s hydraulic system will be capable of powering them.”