Gehl telescopic handlers heading to the USA

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Gehl has announced the launch of a range of telescopic handlers built specifically for the North American market. The Mark74 Series includes four new models, each equipped with a 74hp engine.

This new line of vehicles shares all the same weight, handling and lift height limits as the company’s current RS Series Gen:3 telescopic handlers, but the engine makes the new vehicles stand out.

The Cummins QSF 3.8-liter engine is Tier 4-certified, with a 4-speed powershift transmission and does not require any aftertreatment fluid. As well as the 74hp, the unit on each of the four vehicles provides 400Nm of torque at 2,500rpm.

The turbocharged-diesel engine coupled with the Dana-produced 4-speed transmission allows for continuous four-wheel drive as well as three steering modes and machine travel speeds of up to 15mph (24km/h).

All of the new telescopic handlers come standard with single joystick control offering travel direction, which gives the operator the power to control boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics, and forward/neutral/reverse all on the same joystick.

A Gehl spokesman said, “With single joystick control, the operator can leave one hand on the steering wheel at all times and control all other machine functions with the other hand.

“The new Gehl Mark74 Telescopic Handler Series is ideal for customers looking for a rental machine with less maintenance and less overall cost to maintain. The Mark74 Series is your solution to improve the return on rental equipment investment.”

February 23, 2018

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