WEST BEND, Wis. - Gehl introduced four new and improved telescopic handler models for the North American market: the DL11-44 GEN:3; DL11-55 GEN:3; DL12-40 GEN:3; and DL12-55 GEN:3.
The new Gehl DL Gen:3 Series models feature a single joystick control for boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics, and forward/neutral/reverse. The all-in-one joystick allows the operator to control all machine functions with one hand while leaving the other hand on the steering wheel.
"Our all-in-one joystick allows the operator to control all the boom functions as well as forward, neutral, and reverse with one hand, which greatly improves efficiency and precision," said Steve Kiskunas, product manager of telescopic handlers, Manitou Group. "Our new Gen:3 models cover a full range of capacities, lift heights, and attachments that make them equipped to handle demanding jobsites."
The new Gehl DL GEN:3 Series includes four telescopic handler models with maximum lift capacities from 11,000 lbs. to 12,000 lbs. and maximum lift heights from 40’4” to 55’5”. The new models are powered with a 120-hp Tier 4 Cummins QSF 3.8L engine and Dana four-speed power shift transmission, providing the strength and speed to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Four-wheel drive is a standard feature with operator selectable four-wheel, two-wheel, and crab steering.
The Gehl DL Gen:3 models are highly versatile with auxiliary flow rates and system pressure that deliver the hydraulic performance needed to power a variety of attachments. While hydraulic self-leveling lift action automatically keeps the load level as the boom is raised. Attachments include truss booms, work platforms, carriages, and grapple arms to name a few.
Three types of attachment systems are available for the operator to switch between applications - the narrow Dynattach, which has an automatic locking system, the Dynacarrier with wider support of the attachment or Dynacarrier with hydraulic locking quick attach. In addition, the DL11-55 and the DL12-55 feature front outriggers and boom tip auxiliary hydraulic lines as standard equipment, and both are an option on the DL11-44 and DL12-40.
Safety and visibility are always a top priority on all Gehl DL Series telehandlers. Angled boom supports on the frame maximize operator sight lines to the rear of the machine, while an open boom tip design increases visibility to the fork tips.
For more information on Gehl telescopic handlers, visit gehl.com.