Manitou Americas Giving Away a Gehl Throwback R190 Skid Loader

In 1973, Gehl Co. (today Manitou Americas Inc.), a leading manufacturer of compact Gehl Co. (today Manitou Americas Inc.)earthmoving and material handling equipment, began designing and manufacturing its own line of skid loaders. Four decades later, a complete line of seven radial-lift and three vertical-lift models, including the V400, the world’s largest skid loader, are offered under the Gehl brand name. To celebrate 40 years in the skid loader industry, Manitou Americas Inc. is presenting a sweepstakes for one custom-painted Gehl R190 skid loader. The skid loader is painted in maize yellow and blaze red, the same color scheme as the first line of Gehl skid loaders in 1973.

“The Gehl Throwback R190 skid loader and sweepstakes is a celebration of our 40 years in the skid loader business,” said Lori Heidecker, Manitou Americas marketing director. “With an industry full of newcomers, we are proud of our four decades of design, manufacture and customer satisfaction.”

Gehl Throwback R190The Gehl Throwback R190 skid loader will be on display at a variety of tradeshows in early 2014, including CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas March 4-8. Sweepstakes entries will be taken now until June 30, 2014, at all Gehl tradeshows and through an online entry form. The online entry form can be accessed at One entry allowed per person during the sweepstakes period, regardless of entry method or location. For additional photos of the Throwback R190 skid loader, visit the Gehl Compact Equipment Facebook page.

The winner of the Gehl Throwback R190 skid loader will be announced at the 2014 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Portage County. The winner will receive one Gehl R190 skid loader with the following features: joystick controls, two-speed, enclosed cab with heat and air and 70-in. bucket. The approximate retail value of the prize is $53,095.