Gehl adds a fourth track loader member


Gehl has announced the launch of a fourth track loader to its range of pilot-controlled vehicles for North America. The RT185 joins the RT165, RT215 and VT320 in the company’s Pilot Series line up.

The new machine comes equipped with a hydraulic pilot control joystick that gives the operator one-to-one proportional control over the drive system. The cab has been designed to allow the joystick to be mounted to the seat, improving leg room and minimizing arm fatigue during operation in the process.

Powered by a 69.9hp engine and two-speed hydrostatic drive system for fast and efficient movement around the worksite, the latest track loader can lift up to 83in and, at 35%-rated operating capacity, can carry 1,850 lb of material. It has a ground clearance of 12.7in and is equipped for any jobsite condition.

“Gehl track loader operators will have an all-new experience with our Pilot Series models. They have pilot-operated joystick controls that are highly responsive and easy to use, which gives the operator unbeatable control at any speed,” said Nathan Ryan, global product line manager for track loaders, Manitou Group.

Compatible with attachments
The Gehl RT185 Pilot Series track loader is compatible with a variety of attachments, while the optional Power-A-Tach system enables the operator to engage and disengage an attachment without leaving the operator station.

High-flow auxiliary hydraulics are also an available option, providing hydraulic flows up to 37.4 gal/min Additional optional features for the Gehl RT185 include a fully integrated rear view back-up camera and IdealAccess fold-up door that lets the operator work with the door open or closed even when using a large attachment.

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