New radial-lift skid-steer loaders from Gehl
Gehl introduce three new R-Series machines offering enhanced operator comfort and hydraulic power
GEHL have introduce three new R-Series radial-lift skid-steer loaders – the R190, R220 and R260 – offering an enhanced operator station with an integrated digital display, improved visibility all-around, pressurized cabs, Tier IV engines and a high-powered hydraulic system.
The new R-Series skid-steer loaders, which are equipped with top-of-the-line Yanmar engines that meet emissions standards and provide the power needed to tackle demanding jobs with ease, fall into the large-frame category, although optional counterweights can be fitted to increase the rated operating capacity from 957kg on the R190 to 1,261kg on the R260. Maximum lift heights range from to 3,061mm on the R190 and 3,124mm on the R220 and R260.
The R-Series skid-steer loaders come equipped with high-powered auxiliary hydraulics. Flow rates range from 119 litres/min on the R190 to 132.5 litres/min on the R220 and R260 with the high-flow configuration.
The state-of-the-art operator’s compartment on the new R-series skid-steer loaders features a new side-folding restraint bar and armrests with multiple adjustments to enhance operator comfort and safety. Joystick and hand/foot controls are fully adjustable and the mechanical or air-ride suspension seat options deliver further levels of comfort.
A cab-forward design and lowered rear towers deliver excellent visibility to the bucket edge and rear of the machine, while the optional pressurized sealed cab enclosure, with sound reduction material and a rear-mounted air filter, provides a cleaner, quieter, climate-controlled working environment.
Auxiliary hydraulic controls are located on the joystick in all configurations for easy access. A fully customizable digital display provides coolant, fuel, battery, environmental, engine regeneration information and other features in real time.
Pressure-relieving hydraulic couplers make attachment changes simple and safe, and excellent service access is achieved on the R Series models through the extra-wide rear door and engine hood. Moreover, the level II ROPS/FOPS structure tilts back, with the aid of gas struts, to expose the hydraulic components.
These new R-Series skid-steer loaders also include many other features such as the manual Quick-a-Tach or hydraulic Power-a-Tach attachment systems, HydraGlide ride control and the Hyraloc safety system.
‘The design of the new Gehl R-Series skid loaders is a result of 40 years of market experience and extensive feedback from loyal Gehl equipment owners,’ said product line manager Frederik Crul. ‘We focused on ‘customer voice’ and ‘market expectations’ when designing this new evolution of skid-steer loaders, which has resulted in the outstanding hydraulic performance users are demanding, without detracting from the comfort they have come to expect from Gehl products.’