Gehl releases four new telescopic handler models – Heavy Lift News
17 Aug 2018

Gehl releases four new telescopic handler models

The new Gehl DL GEN:3 Series includes four telescopic handler models with maximum lift capacities from 11,000 to 12,000 lbs. (4,990 to 5,443 kg) and maximum lift heights from 40 ft. 4 in. to 55 ft. 5 in. (12.2 to 16.8 m).

Date 17 August 2018

Gehl introduced four new and improved telescopic handler models for the North American market – the DL11-44 GEN:3, DL11-55 GEN:3, DL12-40 GEN:3 and DL12-55 GEN:3.

The new Gehl DL Gen:3 Series models feature a single joystick control boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and forward/neutral/revers. The all-in-one joystick allows the operator to control all machine functions with one hand while leaving the other hand on the steering wheel.  

“Our all-in-one joystick greatly improves efficiency and precision,” says Steve Kiskunas, product manages of telescopic handlers, Manitou Group. “The new Gen:3 models cover a full range of capacities, lift heights and attachments that make then equipped to handle demanding job sites.”

The Gehl DL GEN:3 Series includes four telescopic handler models with maximum lift capacities from 11,000 to 12,000 lbs. (4,990 to 5,443 kg) and maximum lift heights from 40 ft. 4 in. to 55 ft. 5 in. (12.2 to 16.8 m). The models are powered with a 120-hp Tier IV Cummins QSF 3.8L engine and Dana 4-speed power shift transmission, providing the strength and speed to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Four-wheel drive is a standard feature with operator selectable four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steering.

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. While hydraulic self-leveling lift action automatically keeps the load level as the boom is raised. Attachments include truss booms, work platforms, carriages and grapple arms, among others.

Three types of attachment systems make it quick and easy for the operator to switch between applications – the narrow Dynattach, which has an automatic locking system, the Dynacarrier with wider support of the attachment or Dynacarrier with hydraulic locking quick attach. In addition, the DL11-55 and the DL12-55 feature front outriggers and boom tip auxiliary hydraulic lines as standard equipment, and both are an option on the DL11-44 and DL12-40.

Source Construction Equipment Guide , Manitou Group 

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