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Gehl advantage mini-loader

LHlandscaping

LawnSite Member
Location
PA/ SW
Anyone out there ever use a Gehl advantage mini-loader. I want a skidsteer but saw this new loader and think it may be the way to go. It's only 40 in' wide and is articulated so it won't destroy turf like a traditional skidsteer. Also does anyone know the going price on these yet? Any feedback is appreciated.
 

Harry0

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
sounds good-I have 2 Gehl skid loaders I have had 1 for 15 years and 1 for4 years-Gehls are well built loaders-Let us know more about this loader and if you get one-Harry
 
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LHlandscaping

LawnSite Member
Location
PA/ SW
Strawbridge,
I looked up the ASV and wow, I like that idea alot more than the Gehl. I like the Gehl but that ASV looks quite nice. Did you say (15k)? What do you use it for and how do you like it so far. Thanks for the input...Bill
 

Strawbridge Lawn

LawnSite Senior Member
LH Landscaping: I could have got mine with the base bucket out the door for 15K incl tax. I have considerable more into mine for a couple reasons.
-I added the $500.00 Universal Quick Attach from ASV. This enables me to step down and use all the UQA attachments for the RC-30, AND step up to UQA Bobcat attachments. The extra plate allows this.
- ALso, I bought a 54" ATI bucket with a Grapple attachment .
The bucket is a farm tractor bucket that has a slightly increased capacity over the standard Bucket. I can take the grapple attachment on/off in about 5 minutes (8 bolts). This bucket is great for mulch, digging and material transport.
One thing to always keep in mind is the weight you have out front. The The extra ASV plate abd Grapple decrease lift capacuty so it was also part of my plan from the get go to add weight to the rear. I had a local welder fabricate a receiver hitch weight
plate (280#'s). Cost me $250 vice the ASV $400.00. So i have about $16,5 in it know. I would recommend a rear weight
to optimize everything you do out front.
Machine is very capable and is a awesome time/money saver.
Working on a 3rd job know. EX: I dug out a 55 Ft path 3" deep in clay and sod for a rock poath (had to be neat) Dug and deposited material in 2 hours no damage to surrounding turf.
Be happy to share any info with you. Send me a private e-mail
r Gary

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emjay

LawnSite Member
Location
Duluth MN
Strawbridge, could you please show a better view and provide some details of your counterweight to a fellow ASL owner.
Thank you.
 

Strawbridge Lawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Base plate has a solid steel tube that fits directly into the receiver hitch on the machine. 1/2 " Steel Weighs about 95 LBS. The second plate is placed on the 4 bolts as are the others of varying thickness to allow for weight changes or removal.
The Owners manual noted that routine lifting of weights over 5K LBS is not good for the machine so doing the match I think300#'s
OW w/ bucket approx 3350 lbs. + Weight 275 = 3625.
5000 minus 3600 = approx 1,400 lbs as max routine lift.
Picture from rear.

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Strawbridge Lawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Plates are 20.5" X 12" and extend back 4" from the machine.
Base of plate is 13.5" above ground. Machine axles are 10" which is the effective ground clearance.
Have 2 1" steel plates and 2 1/2" inch steel plates.

Hope this helps
 

Strawbridge Lawn

LawnSite Senior Member
One drawback of this machine is the Dump height. 80.25". I think the Gehl is 95" ?? If you are loading a truck with high sides the RC-30 will not be a good choice IMHO. My future plans are for a tow dunp trailer so as to not be effected in that area.
 
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