Gehl Introduces the Next Generation of RT Series Track Loaders - RT175 GEN:2 and RT210 GEN:2

Oct 16, 2013
PRESS INFORMATION – GEHL RT SERIES TRACK LOADERS

GEHL RT175 GEN:2 and RT210 GEN:2 
Gehl Introduces the Next Generation of RT Series Track Loaders.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  RT175 GEN:2 RT210 GEN:2
Height to Hinge Pin – Fully Raised (mm)  127.5" (3239) 128" (3251)
Gross Power (kW) @ rpm 69.9 hp (52.1) @ 2500 72 hp (53.7) @ 2500
Rated Operating Capacity (kg) 1,750 lbs. (794) 2,100 lbs. (953)
Operating Weight - Approximate (kg) 8,605 lbs. (3903) 9,890 lbs. (4486)

FEATURES
The new RT175 GEN:2 and RT210 GEN:2 radial-lift track loaders offer Tier IV-certified Yanmar diesel engines, with 69.9 hp (52.1 kW) and 179 ft.-lbs. (242.7 Nm) of peak torque on the RT175 GEN:2 and 72 hp (53.7 kW) and 217 ft-lbs. (294 Nm) of peak torque on the RT210 GEN:2. Answering the demands of equipment users, the next generation of RT Series track loaders offers the industry-exclusive IdealTrax™ Automatic Track Tensioning System and a drive management system that efficiently transfers horsepower into tractive effort for productive performance.

The rated operating capacity on the RT175 GEN:2 is 1,750 pounds (794 kg) and on the RT210 GEN:2 is 2,100 pounds (953 kg). For those operators and contractors who need capacity combined with high loading heights, the GEN:2 RT Series track loaders offer a little over 10’6” (3251 mm) of lift height.

The newest generation of radial-lift track loaders offers many industry-leading features and upgrades, including the patented IdealTrax™ Automatic Track Tensioning System. This system eliminates manual track tensioning and increases the life of the tracks, sprockets and bearings, due to the relief of track tension when the engine is shut off. This system saves the suggested 10-15 minute track tension checks that are recommended every 50 hours and the 30-45 minute tension readjustments required approximately every 300-400 hours depending on usage. By eliminating over-tensioning and releasing track tension when the engine is turned off, track life is extended by up to 15 percent.

The IdealTrax™ system makes servicing the carriage and track system easy as well. A switch in the rear of the machine relaxes the tension of the tracks, allowing removal in a matter of minutes with minimal tools. This allows track removal and track changes to be completed in the field. Competitive units require up to two hours to remove the tracks, requiring many tools. This process oftentimes must be completed in a service area.

Straight tracking is now standard on the RT175 GEN:2 and RT210 GEN:2 radial-lift track loaders, allowing the operator to make tracking adjustments to keep the machine on a straight path at all times. The operator can adjust straight tracking from the cab when it is necessary through normal operation. This eliminates unnecessary servicing.

The RT Series radial-lift track loaders come equipped with Tier IV-certified 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. These units meet emissions regulations and provide real time engine and regeneration information for an overview of system performance. With a maximum torque rating of 217 ft.-lbs. (294 Nm) on the RT210 GEN:2, the drive management system on these machines, utilizing Horsepower Management Technology and Drive Sensitivity Adjustment, efficiently transfer engine horsepower into effective performance.

A large operator’s compartment with a cab-forward design provides excellent visibility to the front, the cutting edge, and the sides of the loader. Lowered rear towers provide excellent visibility to the rear. A side-folding restraint bar and armrests with multiple adjustments move up and down with the seat to enhance operator comfort and safety. New on the RT175 GEN:2 and RT210 GEN:2, the front of the armrests have been elevated approximately 8 degrees, adding two inches of added clearance between the seat and lap bars to provide even more room for the operator’s legs and thighs. The joystick and hand/foot control towers are fully adjustable for further customization of the cab. A standard mechanical or optional air-ride suspension seats deliver outstanding comfort.

The optional pressurized sealed cab enclosure - with sound reduction material and a rear-mounted air filter - provides a cleaner, quieter, and climate-controlled working environment.

The RT175 GEN:2 and RT210 GEN:2 track loaders come equipped with high-powered auxiliary hydraulics. Standard hydraulic flow is rated at 18.5 gpm (70 L/min) on the RT175 GEN:2 and 21.8 gpm (82.5 L/min) on the RT210 GEN:2. High flow is rated at 34 gpm (128.8 L/min) on the RT175 GEN:2 and 35.9 gpm (135.8 L/min) on the RT210 GEN:2 for excellent attachment performance. The electronic attachment control with 14-pin connector is now a factoryinstalled option that allows easy attachment performance and operation.

Excellent service access is achieved through the extra-wide rear door and engine hood. Service access is made even easier with the addition of a gas spring assist on the tiltable Level II ROPS structure. The gas spring assist requires only one service technician to raise the cab. The tiltable ROPS structure exposes hydraulic components for quick service and maintenance. New, steel hydraulic lines provide a cleaner design and eliminate hose tears and wearing.

The newest generation of RT Series track loaders from Gehl includes many other features such as the manual Quick-a-Tach™ or electronic Power-a-Tach™ attachment systems. Drive sensitivity adjustment offers five settings which adjust drive operation characteristics to suit user preference and application requirements. HydraGlide™ ride control cushions the operator for a smoother ride. The Hydraloc™ safety system ensures the operator is safely seated with the restraint bar down before the machine will operate.

All this is built into a dedicated track loader frame that allows these units to provide large rated operating capacities, exceptional tractive effort and impressive hydraulic performance.

To learn more about the Gehl RT Series track loaders please visit www.gehl.com/equipment/track-loaders.

APPLICATIONS
Gehl RT175 GEN:2 and RT210 GEN:2 track loaders are available in the United States and Canada. These updated, radial-lift track loaders are popular among contractors, landscapers and rental companies due to their dedicated track loader frame, high lift heights, large operating capacities and leading tractive effort. The RT Series track loaders excel in environments where loading, dumping and stacking are common applications.

 INTERVIEW
“The new RT175 GEN:2 and RT210 GEN:2 track loaders answer many of the requests from our track loader customer base,” said Brian Rabe, Manager of Product Development. “We have built the next generation track loaders based on the important input of our users and dealers. In addition to providing Tier IV-certified engines, the RT series track loaders also provide IdealTrax™ Automatic Track Tensioning System, straight tracking, drive management technology, adjustments for operator comfort and many other improvements based on customer needs.”

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
Director of Marketing, Americas
262-334-9461
l.heidecker@manitou-group.com

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