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Gehl Compact Utility Loader AL20DX

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by superbee, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. superbee

    superbee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I am looking at compact utility loaders and have gotten some info. on the Gehl AL20DX loader. I don't know of anybody around here using one and the local dealer told me they haven't sold any here yet. Anybody have any experience with this piece of equipment? Also, any thoughts on compact utility loaders in general such as how well they work, what brands are good, etc.? Thanks.
  2. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    I see one on E-bay, 2000 model sold for $9,7K US and another for $13,5K at machinery trader. Some impressive specs but ROC is poor compared to a skid of the same operating weight. Kubota engine is a know solid performer. If you are set on articulated instead of skid, then Gehl is respected just so long as you can get parts and service, which is the problem down at this end of the world. Make sure your dealer has a solid history and is not a "mudguard" (shiny on top but full of sh*t underneath).

    I'll be the first to admit that I have said on numerous occaisions:

    "there is a lot of our skid work that would be more neatly and efficiently carried out with a compact wheel loader"
  3. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    I have been looking at that machine too for next year. I think that the articulated machine would do less damage on lawns then a skid steer. I just can't find a dealer around here.
  4. DerikL

    DerikL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    They seem to be nice machines, I'm trying to choose between a mini skid steer and compact tractor, But more possible options keep coming up.

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