Gehl Launches R Series Skid Loaders in North America

Mar 27, 2013
PRESS INFORMATION – GEHL R SERIES SKID LOADERS

GEHL R SERIES SKID LOADERS 
The next evolution of Gehl large-frame skid loaders.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
   R190 R220  R260 
Height to Hinge Pin – Fully Raised (mm)  120.5˝ (3061) 123˝ (3124) 123˝ (3124)
Net Power (kW) @ rpm 68.4 hp (51) 70.7 hp (52.7) 70.7 hp (52.7)
Rated Operating Capacity (kg) 1900 lbs. (862) 2200 lbs. (998) 2600 (1179)
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counter weight (kg) 2110 lbs. (957) 2370 lbs. (1075) 2780 lbs. (1261)
Operating WeightB - Approximate (kg) 6880 lbs. (3121) 7980 lbs. (3620) 8200 lbs. (3719)

R Series Skid Loader NewsFEATURES
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 IV 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 jobsite. When equipped with optional counterweights, the rated operating capacities range from 2,110 lbs. (957 kg) on the R190 to 2,780 lbs. (1261 kg) on the R260. Lift heights reach up to 120.5” (3061 mm) on the R190 and 123” (3124 mm) on the R220 and R260.

These large-frame loaders come equipped with emissions compliant Tier IV 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 ft.-lbs. (235 Nm) on the R190 to 206 ft.-lbs. (279.3 Nm) 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 (119 L/min) on the R190 to 35 gpm (132.5 L/min) 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 jobsite.

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/evolution.

APPLICATIONS
Gehl R Series skid loaders are available in Canada and North America. These new large-frame skid loaders are popular among agriculturalists, contractors, landscapers, and excavation companies due to their excellent ground engaging capabilities and high capacity strength. Rental businesses will also benefit from the versatile nature of the new R Series skid loaders.

 INTERVIEW
“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,” says Sean Bifani, Gehl Skid Loader Product Manager. “Gehl focused on customer voice and market expectations when designing this new evolution of skid loaders. This research resulted in outstanding hydraulic performance users are demanding and uncompromising comfort they have come to expect from Gehl products. To guarantee emissions compliance, our engineers chose the engine technology that was best suited to the Gehl skid loader line and the applications they excel in.”

Additional product information is available at www.gehl.com Corporate information is available at: www.manitou-group.com Press information: l.heidecker@manitou-group.com Tel.: 262-334-6612

Media Contact

Lori Heidecker
Marketing Director Americas, Marketing
262.334.6612
L.Heidecker@manitou-group.com

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