Gehl Co., West Bend, Wis., announces the addition of the all-new model RS10-55 and model RS12-42 telescopic handlers to its RS Series line-up. The new RS10-55 telescopic handler has a rated lift capacity of 10,000 pounds and a maximum lift height of 55 feet. The RS12-42 boasts a rated lift capacity of 12,000 pounds and a maximum lift height of 42 feet. The booms of the new models RS10-55 and RS12-42 telescopic handlers have a welded box-section design. Maximum operating capacity is achieved with standard outriggers on the RS10-55, and without the use of outriggers on the RS12-42. Outriggers are optional on the RS12-42 for added stability. The patented Personnel Work Platform (PWP) Safety System is available as an option on both new models. The PWP system allows the use of an ANSI/ITSDF B56.6-compliant personnel work platform, commonly used by framers, roofers and siding contractors, adding versatility and making many jobs almost as easy as working at ground level.
“With additional lift height and capacity, the new RS10-55 and RS12-42 models provide superior performance in a wide variety of pick-and-place applications,” says Brian Rabe, Gehl product manager for telescopic handlers. “Operators will enjoy the same comfortable operator environment and exceptional value available on existing RS Series telescopic handlers, along with the additional reach and lift capacity. These new models round out the Gehl RS Series line-up.”
A rear axle stabilizer system improves stability by locking the rear axle in position whenever the boom is raised more than 60 degrees, if the parking brake is applied, or the PWP system is activated. Other design features include a heavy-duty frame with reinforced C-channels; internal wet disc brakes for better stopping ability and longer life; and a Spring-Applied, Hydraulic-Release (SAHR) parking brake, which automatically applies the parking brake when the engine is shut off, or manually by pressing a rocker switch.
The ROPS/FOPS canopy and cab provide a spacious operator’s environment with pilot-assisted controls that are easy to reach and easy to operate for precise placements and increased productivity. The view from the cab is a full 360 degrees. A transmission de-clutch feature is standard. For applications that require operator protection from the weather, these units can be equipped with an optional glass-enclosed cab with heater/defroster. A suspension seat is another option, as is an additional work light package.
The new RS10-55 and RS12-42 telescopic handlers are powered by a turbocharged 115-hp diesel engine. Both models are equipped with a four-speed power-shift transmission, three steering modes, and a quick-attach work tool-mounting system.