Gehl Skid Loaders — 2014 Spec Guide

Gehl began manufacturing agricultural implements in 1859 in West Bend, Wis. From 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. Manufactured and assembled in Madison, S.D., Gehl skid loader models range from 24 to 99 hp, with rated operating capacities from 850 to 4,000 lbs.

Models in the small-frame family include the 1640E and 3640E skid loaders. When configured with narrow tires, the 1640E is less than 36 in. in width, allowing the machine to access and work in restricted work environments. The medium-frame family includes the 4240E and 4640E Power2 models. With engines rated from 46 to 68 hp and clearance circles (including bucket) from 69.2 to 77 in., these little giants offer power in a compact frame.

Large-frame skid loaders round out Gehl’s range with the R190, R220, R260, V270 GEN:2, V330 GEN:2 and V400 models. The R190, R220 and R260 models feature radial-lift path geometries, providing performance in ground engaging applications. The V270 GEN:2, V330 GEN:2 and V400 are equipped with vertical-lift path configurations, offering greater capability in lift-and-place applications. All Gehl skid loaders feature a broad range of control patterns, allowing operators to do what they do best, how they do it best.

Versatility is ensured with standard auxiliary hydraulic flow for attachment power and optional high flow on larger models. The exclusive Gehl Powerview boom provides visibility to work areas along the side of the machine, as well as to the bucket. Extra-long wheelbase lengths provide smooth rides, while Yanmar engines tirelessly deliver performance. Serviceability is not an afterthought, but thoughtfully designed into every skid loader, says Gehl. Service points are easily located, and ROPS structures tilt for full access when needed. Safety is also standard on Gehl skid loaders, with Level 2 ROPS structures to protect operators. Additional features include ample grab handles and standard front and rear work lighting.

Advice to Buyers
“There are many choices and options available to today’s compact equipment buyer,” says Brian Rabe, Gehl manager of product development. “The most important step in choosing a skid loader is to determine the application or applications in which it will be used. For maximum return on investment, it is essential to purchase a right-sized skid loader, which will complete immediate application needs, but will also allow room to grow. Your local dealer is an expert on providing knowledge and assistance and will be able to help narrow the field. Finally, request a demonstration to be sure a particular skid loader is the best match for applications.”

Gehl Skid Loaders

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