Gehl Unveils Six Updated Telehandlers

Gehl has introduced the new Tier 4 Final certified Gehl RS Series Gen:2 telescopic handlers to the North American market.

These updated models meet Tier 4 Final emission regulations and are designed to be durable, reliable, easy to use, and easy to service.

Gehl RS Series GEN:2 models RS6-42 GEN:2, RS8-42 GEN:2, RS8-44 GEN:2, RS10-44 GEN:2, RS10-55 GEN:2 and RS12-42 GEN:2, are powered by the 120-hp Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier 4 engine.

This turbocharged, high-efficiency engine provides a 4% increase in horsepower and 6% increase in peak engine torque, compared to its Tier 4 Interim predecessor.

In addition to increased performance, the Tier 4 Final model uses approximately 5% less fuel with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust cleaning system. An in-cab digital color display shows real-time fluid levels, engine RPM, machine hours, engine diagnostic codes, warning indicators, and more.

The new RS Series GEN:2 Telescopic Handlers include robust, welded box-section booms that can handle rated capacities from 5,500 lbs. to 12,000 lbs. (2495 – 5444 kg) and lifting heights from 19’1” to 55’1” (5.8 – 16.8 m).

The machines also include intuitive features to maximize productivity. A rear-axle stabilization system locks the rear axle to improve stability whenever the boom is raised 60° or the parking brake is applied.

Self-leveling forks are standard and eliminate the need for manual adjustments. Outriggers, standard on the RS10-55 GEN:2 and optional on other models, add stability and increase capacity when lifting to full height.

Multiple tire options include standard air filled, foam filled, solid rubber, and rock-tread air or rock-tread foam.

Selective steering (standard) lets the operator choose between four-wheel, two-wheel, and crab. Changing modes is as easy as flipping a switch in the operator's station.

The large, open-concept frame with high-mounted boom gives the operator a 360° degree view of the job site—increasing both precision and safety.

Dual joystick controls for all hydraulic boom functions are standard. An optional tri-function joystick incorporates the boom control functions into a single control lever.

Featuring a 17% increase in cab width over the Tier 4 Interim models, the operator’s station focuses on comfort and ergonomics with ample leg and arm room. A premium, high-back mechanical suspension seat with a retractable three (3) inch (76 mm) seatbelt comes standard. An optional, sealed cab enclosure customizes the interior climate for maximum comfort. A 12-volt accessory plug and lockable storage area under the seat add convenience.

Easy-to-access, tool-free panels in the cab and on the outside of the machine simplify daily maintenance. A plug under the right-hand armrest enables quick engine diagnostics.

A variety of attachments maximizes the machines' versatility. The Dynattach quick-attach system  for quick attachment changeover, with the operator leaving the seat only to disengage an attachment.

Gehl’s boom tip lift hook provides a secure lifting point for transporting loads without the use of an additional attachment.

The Gehl Personnel Work Platform (PWP) system allows safe and efficient use of an ANSI/ITSDF B56.6 compliant work platform.

With the Remote Boom Control (RBC) option, a single operator can control boom and engine functions from outside the cab.

“We are excited to introduce the new Gehl RS Series GEN:2 telescopic handlers,” says Steve Kiskunas, telescopic handler product manager. “These units incorporate an overall horsepower increase with the Final Tier 4 required engine change. There are also a number of operator improvements - such as the wider operator compartment - while retaining the simple, durable design that has made the RS Series so successful for our rental customers.”