Gehl Adds 10,000-Pound Telehandler to RS Series

Gehl Co., West Bend, Wis., has introduced the 10,000-pound capacity RS10-44 telescopic handler, a new addition to the RS Series. With a maximum lift height of 44 feet, Gehl calls this a true high-capacity, four-story machine.

Powered by a 115-hp turbocharged diesel engine, the RS10 telehandler is equipped with a four-speed power-shift transmission, three steering modes, and a quick-attach work tool-mounting system. The RS10 telehandler’s boom features a welded box-section design, which it shares with the Gehl DL Series. The 10,000-pound capacity can be achieved without the use of outriggers or fluid-filled tires; outriggers are optional for added stability. Another option on the RS10 is Gehl’s patented Personnel Work Platform (PWP) Safety System, which allows for the use of ANSI/ITSDF B56.6-compliant personnel work platforms that are commonly used by framers, roofers, and siding contractors.

To improve stability, the rear-axle stabilizer system locks the rear axle in position whenever the boom is raised more than 60°, the parking brake is applied, or the PWP System is activated. Other design features include a strong frame with reinforced C-channels, internal wet disc brakes for better stopping ability and longer life, and a spring-applied, hydraulic-release parking brake that automatically applies the parking brake when the engine is shut off or can be applied manually by pressing a rocker switch.

The ROPS/FOPS canopy and cab provides a spacious operator’s environment with pilot-assisted controls that are easy to reach and operate, allowing the operator to perform precise placements and increase productivity. View from the cab is a full 360°. For applications that require operator protection from the weather, the RS10 can be equipped with the optional glass-enclosed cab with heater/defroster. A suspension seat is another option. To further increase the productivity of this machine, a transmission declutch feature and a work light package can be added.