Gehl Shows New Mid-Range CTLs and Skid Steers

Gehl announced its all-new lineup of mid-range compact track loaders (CTL) and skid steers are now available at dealers in North America. Manufactured in Madison, South Dakota, the lineup includes three new Gehl skid steer loaders (the V210, V230 and the V275) and three new compact track loaders (the VT210, VT230 and VT275). The manufacturer said it made improvements in safety, comfort, productivity, simplicity and serviceability over previous Gehl skid steers and CTLs.

Gehl track loader

All new models are vertical lift and feature a new lift arm design meant to improve visibility. Gehl updated the operator experience with a patented folding door, and the new cab further improves visibility with a new window and roof design. Breakout forces and tank capacities are increased for greater productivity and longer operating times — all with a focus on lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

For use on the farm, the machines feature enhanced auxiliary hydraulics (both standard and high flow) for more productive attachment use. Gehl offers a full lineup of Manitou Group attachments to make these machines even more versatile.

Gehl track loader

Exclusive features include:

The patented IdealTrax track-tensioning system tensions the track when the machine is started and relieves the tension when the machine is turned off, which prolongs the track’s life and makes cleaning out the tracks easier. Instead of greasing to achieve proper tension every 50 hours or so, Gehl uses a hydraulic system to keep constant tension on the tracks. It takes less time to achieve proper tension and increases track life by up to 15 percent. Over-tensioned tracks wear from the inside out and rob horsepower from the machine as it takes more effort to turn the track – also causing poor fuel efficiency. Fleet managers will also see improved idler and bogie bearing life.

Each new CTL also features the exclusive optional Gehl IdealAccess door — equipment owners are increasingly moving away from the traditional swing-out doors for a variety of reasons, including visibility, easier access to the cab, and less likelihood of damage to the door. This bi-folding door gives the operator more headroom, and also allows operation with the door opened or closed.

One of the most distinct features of the new Gehl skid steers and CTLs is the robust vertical-lift, sloped-arm design that both improves visibility and reduces the amount of material that gathers on the arms, and allows for all hydraulic lines to be routed in or under the arms for greater protection. Gehl has transitioned these mid-range models to a vertical lift arm design, which provides more reach at dump height to dump closer to the center of the truck being loaded – while also improving rear visibility thanks to the elimination of rear towers.

Each new GEHL CTL and skid steer is manufactured with an eye towards total cost of ownership. When factoring in purchase price, resale value, lifetime service and consumables, the new line of GEHL mid-range loaders can reduce total cost of ownership over the first five years of ownership by up to 15 percent.

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