Gehl R Series Skid Loaders

4/10/2013

Gehl is proud to introduce the Gehl R Series radial-lift skid loaders. This all-new line includes three models--the R190, the R220 and the R260. Offering an enhanced operator station with an integrated digital display, improved visibility all around, pressurized cabs, Tier 4 engines and a high-powered hydraulic system, the R Series is the next evolution of Gehl skid loaders.

The R Series radial-lift skid loaders fall into the large-frame category, bringing unparalleled performance to the job site. When equipped with optional counterweights, the rated operating capacities range from 2,110 pounds on the R190 to 2,780 pounds on the R260. Lift heights reach up to 120.5 inches on the R190 and 123 inches on the R220 and R260.

These large-frame loaders come equipped with emissions-compliant Tier 4 Yanmar engines that incorporate DPF (diesel particulate filter) technology. This engine technology is environmentally sound and does not require fuel after-treatments, such as urea. With maximum torque ratings from 173 foot-pounds on the R190 to 206 foot-pounds on the R260, these machines are equipped with the power needed to tackle demanding jobs.

The R Series skid loaders come equipped with high-powered auxiliary hydraulics with excellent flow ratings and precision controllability. Achieve flow rates from 31.5 GPM on the R190 to 35 GPM on the R220 and R260 with the high-flow configuration. Impressive breakout forces deliver optimal digging and lifting performance. Faster cycle times further enhance productivity on the job site.

The state-of-the-art operator's compartment on the new R Series skid loaders leaves little to be desired. A new side-folding restraint bar and armrests with multiple adjustments enhance operator comfort and safety. Joystick and hand/foot control towers are fully adjustable, and the mechanical or air-ride suspension seat options deliver outstanding comfort. A cab-forward design and lowered rear towers deliver unmatched visibility to the bucket edge and rear of the machine. The optional pressurized sealed cab enclosure, with sound reduction material and a rear-mounted air filter, provides a cleaner, quieter, climate-controlled working environment.

Controllability and ease of use are part of the package on the new R Series skid loaders. Customize your skid loader with three control options: T-bar, joystick, and hand/foot. 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.

Excellent service access is achieved on the R Series models through the extra-wide rear door and engine hood. The level II ROPS/FOPS structure tilts back with the aid of gas struts, exposing hydraulic components. Plus, all high-rotation pins have grease points for ease of maintenance and quiet operation.

These exciting new R Series skid 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 Hydraloc safety system. All this is built into a compact frame structure, allowing the R Series to maintain the ease of maneuverability and excellent operating capacities users have come to expect from Gehl skid loaders.

To learn more about the Gehl R Series skid loaders, please visit www.gehl.com.