BORN ON THE AMERICAN FARM
in 1895 and job-tested in today's most demanding environment, we are built and trusted by those who know true satisfaction comes from a job well done.
To put it simply: agriculture is in our DNA. At GEHL, we know if equipment can be successful in that demanding environment, it can be successful anywhere.
As an industry leader for over 160 years, our material-handling and earth-moving equipment speaks for itself. If it doesn’t work like you, it’s not a GEHL machine.
Our engineers and drivers thoroughly assess products in real-world environments that mimic how they’re used in everyday situations. This ensures each machine will operate as an extension of the person operating it.
We have committed a significant financial investment to the development of products that include an extensive amount of end-user research to ensure features and specifications meet and exceed real-world demands.
Fleets trust GEHL products to dependably deliver for their customers in all the demanding environments they service.
Every machine we manufacture and assemble nationwide (as well as around the globe) is built with operator safety at its core. Our machine cabs deliver top-of-the-line rollover and falling-object protection.
OUR ROOTS RUN DEEPIt all began in a small blacksmith shop in West Bend, Wis. From these humble beginnings, we have grown to be a major force in the compact equipment industry worldwide.
The second generation of GEHL brothers, Dick, Mark, Al and Carl, joined the company throughout the decade.
1942 — The forage harvester was introduced as a labor-saving way to harvest corn and silage.
1973 — Skid loaders and self-propelled machines are manufactured. A marketing subsidiary in West Germany is formed to sell the line in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A plant is opened in Madison, South Dakota to produce skid loaders and round balers.
1988 — The Dynalift® Telescoping-boom Forklift is acquired to add to the ever-growing construction product lineup.
1991 — Asphalt paving equipment is added to the line of light construction equipment. The Scavenger Sludge Spreader is selected as one of 50 most innovative products of the year.
1997 — The Mustang Manufacturing Company, Inc. is acquired to provide a stronger presence in the skid loader market.
2004 — A strategic partnership with Manitou BF S.A. is formed to sell telescopic loaders.
2008 — GEHL Company becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitou BF S.A.
2009 — Corporate headquarters moved into a state-of-the-art research and design facility in West Bend, WI.
GEHL begins electric prototypes and unveils the first fully electric Skid Loader at Conexpo
With equipment manufacturing facilities in Yankton and Madison, South Dakota, and a research and development facility in West Bend, Wisconsin, GEHL has become a major force in the compact equipment industry providing you with product that WORKS LIKE YOU.