Gehl is releasing a range of telescopic handlers that have been improved for the North American market, with features including an all-in-one joystick.
The new DL Gen:3 Series comprises four new vehicles – the DL11-44 GEN:3, DL11-55 GEN:3, DL12-40 GEN:3; and DL12-55 GEN:3 – featuring single joystick control for boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt and auxiliary hydraulics, and directing the vehicle’s forward and reverse movements.
Being capable of controlling the vehicle to the extent that it does, the joystick enables the operator to maintain one hand on the steering wheel throughout.
“Our all-in-one joystick allows the operator to control all the boom functions as well as forward, neutral and reverse with one hand, which greatly improves efficiency and precision,” said Steve Kiskunas, product manager of telescopic handlers, Manitou Group. “Our new Gen:3 models cover a full range of capacities, lift heights and attachments that make them equipped to handle demanding jobsites.”
The four models have maximum lift capacities ranging from 11,000 lb (4989.5kg) to 12,000 lb (5443.1kg) and maximum lift heights from 40ft 4 in (12.3m) to 55ft 5 in (16.9m). Powered by a 120hp Tier IV Cummins QSF 3.8L engine and Dana 4-speed power shift transmission, to provide the strength and speed to get the job done quickly and efficiently, four-wheel drive is also a standard feature with operator selectable four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steering.
Kiskunas added, “The Gehl DL Gen:3 models are highly versatile with auxiliary flow rates and system pressure that deliver the hydraulic performance needed to power a variety of attachments.