Gehl is introducing four new and improved Gen:3 telescopic handler models for the North American market.
The new Gehl DL Gen:3 Series models feature a single joystick control for boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics as well as forward, neutral and reverse. 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 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 for 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 new Gehl DL GEN:3 Series includes the DL11-44 GEN:3, DL11-55 GEN:3, DL12-40 GEN:3 and DL12-55 GEN:3. The four telescopic handler models with maximum lift capacities from 4,660 kg to 5,443 kg and maximum lift heights from 412.3 metres to 16.9 metres. The new models are powered with a 120 hp Tier 4 Cummins QSF 3.8 litre engine and a Dana four-speed power shift transmission.
As well, four-wheel drive is a standard feature with operator selectable four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steering.
The DL Gen:3 models’ auxiliary flow rates and system pressure deliver the hydraulic performance needed to power a variety of attachments. Furthermore, the hydraulic self-levelling lift action automatically keeps the load level as the boom is raised. Attachments include truss booms, work platforms, carriages and grapple arms.
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.
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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.
In terms of safety and visibility, the telehandlers boast ample visibility and large cabs for optimal comfort. Angled boom supports on the frame maximize operator sight lines to the rear of the machine. While an open boom tip design increases visibility to the fork tips.