Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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S K I D S T E E R S www.compactequip.com 27 S K I D S T E E R S Gehl 10 Innovative Models Built with American Pride gehl.com Advice to Buyers "If you are considering rent- ing, choose a machine that matches your primary applica- tion not your largest applica- tion," says Nathan Ryan, Gehl global product manager of skid and track loaders. "For maxi- mum return on investment, purchase a machine that you will use every day and rent the machine you need for bigger jobs." G ehl began manufacturing agricultural implements out of West Bend, Wis., in 1859. From those humble beginnings in a blacksmith shop, the Gehl brand has become a major force in the compact equipment industry worldwide. Today, Gehl's leading edge research and design facility is still located in West Bend, with North American manufacturing operations in Yankton, S.D., Madison, S.D., Waco, Texas, and Belvidere, Ill. Gehl's North American skid loader line consists of 10 models. The small- to me- dium-frame family includes the hard-working, durable R105, R135, R150 and R165 skid loaders. With engines rated from 33.1 to 68.4 hp and clearance circles (including bucket) from 69.4 to 73.6 in., these machines offer a lot of power in a compact frame. Large-frame skid loaders round out Gehl's range with the R190, R220, R260, V270 GEN:2, V330 GEN:2 and V420 models. The R190, R220 and R260 models feature radial-lift path geometries, providing high performance in ground engaging applica- tions. The V270 GEN:2, V330 GEN:2 and V420 are equipped with vertical-lift path configurations, offering greater capability in lift-and-place applications. All Gehl skid loaders feature one of the broadest ranges of control patterns in the industry, allowing operators to do what they do best, how they do it best. The V420 is the newest to the Gehl skid loader line. With an operating weight of 11,665 lbs, it is the largest skid loader offered on the market today. A vertical-lift path of almost 12 ft gives this machine excellent dumping and loading performance while Gehl's trade- marked Hydraglide system delivers a smoother ride and less material spillage. Performance is enhanced with high-flow auxiliary hydraulics that offer hydraulic flows up to 41 gpm. The Gehl V420 is configured to be a true tool carrier — coming standard with the features needed to operate attachments such as mulching heads, cold planers, rock wheels and many more. On all Gehl skid loaders, an ex- clusive Powerview boom provides visibility to work areas along the side of the machine, as well as to the bucket. Extra-long wheel- base lengths provide smooth rides, while engines deliver opti- mal performance. Serviceability is thoughtfully designed into ev- ery skid loader, says Gehl. Service points are easily located, and ROPS structures tilt for full access when needed. Safety is always a focus, and with Level 2 ROPS structures, operators are protected in the cab. Additional features include ample grab handles and standard front and rear work lighting. Model Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Capacity 50 Percent Bucket Breakout Force Operating Weight Tip Load Lift Height (Orientation) Height to Hinge Pin R105 33.1 hp 1,050 lbs 2,800 lbs 4,200 lbs 2,100 lbs 9 ft, 1 in. (Radial) R135 44.5 hp 1,350 lbs 2,910 lbs 5,130 lbs 2,700 lbs 9 ft, 1.6 in. (Radial) R150 44.5 hp 1,500 lbs 4,450 lbs 5,930 lbs 3,000 lbs 9 ft, 11 in. (Radial) R165 68.4 hp 1,650 lbs 4,591 lbs 6,165 lbs 3,300 lbs 9 ft, 11 in. (Radial) R190 68.4 hp 1,900 lbs 4,050 lbs 6,880 lbs 3,800 lbs 10 ft (Radial) R220 70.7 hp 2,200 lbs 5,600 lbs 7,980 lbs 4,400 lbs 10 ft, 3 in. (Radial) R260 70.7 hp 2,600 lbs 5,640 lbs 8,200 lbs 5,200 lbs 10 ft, 3 in. (Radial) V270 GEN:2 70.7 hp 2,700 lbs 5,233 lbs 8,150 lbs 5,400 lbs 10 ft, 10.3 in. (Vertical) V330 GEN:2 70.7 hp 3,300 lbs 5,850 lbs 9,090 lbs 6,600 lbs 10 ft, 11.2 in. (Vertical) V420 97.2 hp 4,200 lbs 9,040 lbs 11,665 lbs 8,400 lbs 12 ft (Vertical)

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