GEHL introduces “All-New” ALT950 large capacity Telescopic Articulated Loader to their North American product line-up

WEST BEND, Wisc. (February 4, 2020) – GEHL is pleased to announce the new ALT950 telescopic articulated loader for the North American Market, adding more capacity and telescopic reach to their Articulated Loader Range. This full-size wheel loader has a maximum lift height up to 17 feet and will handle up to 10,974 lbs. (4,978 kg) Static Tipping Load with forks retracted, and lift 7,050 lbs. (3200 kg) to its maximum height.

"With the brand new GEHL ALT950, we are moving up in the market of articulated telehandlers, a concept of a telehandler that gives our wheel loader customers a maximum of comfort, visibility and maneuverability,'' comments Frederik CRUL, Global Product Manager, Wheel loaders.

The GEHL ALT950 responds to diverse needs and applications of our customers. This unit is ideal for dairy and cattle farms, clearing stables or manure, shifting silage, bale handling and transport. The central positioning and width of the driver’s cab is different than traditional telehandlers. In fact, with this configuration, visibility and comfort, this wheel loader has more advantages particularly with handling operations requiring good visibility around the machine. The position of the roof grid also provides enhanced visibility at the machine’s maximum lift height.

The ALT950 features excellent access to the cab, either from the left or right hand side, thanks to two doors. The multi-function JSM® joystick is located on a floating armrest inside the cab and controls all telescopic boom, hydraulic and directional drive functions all in one place.

The key advantage of this articulated concept is maneuverability, with the sharp turning radius: the ALT950 is even capable of performing a U-turn in cramped quarters. With different hydraulic options and active boom suspension this model allows the user to automate many movements and increase productivity. Due to its unique CVT transmission, the new GEHL ALT950 has an optimized fuel consumption and changing intervals are longer than before. Extra attention was placed on improving maintenance of this unit in turn reducing the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) to a maximum.