The new Gehl RT255 Pilot Series track loader is now available in the United States and Canada.
The Gehl RT255 features an exclusive seat-mounted joystick, automatic track tensioning and top-rated hydraulic flow rates.
“The Pilot Series line has been a great addition to our Gehl track loader offering,” said Aaron Haynes, global product line manager for track loaders at Manitou Group. “These track loaders are the first in the industry to have a seat-mounted joystick, providing a smoother, more comfortable ride, which can in turn improve productivity.”
With the Pilot Series track loader line, operators have true one-to-one proportional control over the drive system. The new hydraulic pilot control joystick moves with the seat so there is less arm fatigue, while a redesigned cab gives additional legroom.
The model also has one of the highest standard auxiliary hydraulic flow rates in the industry at 110 litres per minute, with an option for 142.7 litres per minute with high-flow.
Operators also have access to more attachments, so it is ideal for applications such as landscaping, where an operator is often switching between buckets, tree spades and augers.
The Gehl RT255 Pilot Series track loader is powered by a 74.3 hp Deutz 4-stroke turbo engine with 243 foot pounds of torque. It has an operating capacity of 1,157 kgat 35 per cent tipping load, and it can lift up to 3.25 metres. In addition, a custom-designed undercarriage provides enhanced stability, grading, tractive effort and ride control.
IdealTrax from Gehl
The RT255 Pilot Series track loader is equipped with Gehl’s industry exclusive IdealTrax automatic track tensioning system.
IdealTrax reduces maintenance and track replacement costs by ensuring proper track tension upon engine start up and during operation.
Tracks are not over-tensioned and there is less strain on sprockets and bearings, which increases the life of the tracks by up to 15 per cent. Track changes in the field are also quick and simple with automatic tensioning.
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HydraGlide, another exclusive feature on the Gehl RT255 track loader, provides a smooth ride with less material loss. The lift arm floats while transporting loads, and additional self-levelling keeps the attachment level as the operator raises and lowers the lift arm.
Optional features on the Gehl RT255 Pilot Series track loader include a fully integrated rear view back up camera, IdealAccess fold-up door and Easy Manager telematics. The addition of the Gehl RT255 model brings the Pilot Series track loader line to five models for North America.