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New Gehl Track loader

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Cat_246B, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Cat_246B

    Cat_246B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I was looking at used skid steers and track loaders when I came across this. I have ran a gehl skid steer before and thought it was a pretty good machine. So I was wondering if anybody has tried one out and was wondering what your thoughts are about them.:usflag:

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  2. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,150

    Dang have not seen or heard about it but that looks nice, I like that. I have a call to make tomorrow to get a demo. Its even 2 speed.
     
  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Has a bunch of great features. There was a post about them here several months ago.
     
  4. Cat_246B

    Cat_246B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Yea it does have a lot of great features. It has the 2 speed, high flow, full cab with radio, counter weight, air ride seat, high-flow hydraglide, and self-leveling. It's priced at $66,830 new.
     
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,195

    The most interesting feature I think, is the tracks auto tension themselves when you start it and they release tension when you shut it off. As long as it works that sounds pretty cool.

    Gehl's fit and finish I always thought was poor. Hopefully they have addessed that.
     
  6. Cat_246B

    Cat_246B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Just looked at the specs. It lifts 2100 lbs at 35%, 3000 lbs at 50%, weights about 9890 lbs, the bucket breakout ( tilt cylinder) is about 5492 lbs, and about 5398 lbs ( lift cylinder). To me the breakout numbers seemed low, but i'm not an expert on this by any means.:laugh:. I wish the greenhouses I work for would get a track machine like this.:laugh:
     
  7. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,150

    the 5x5 drive control is pretty cool where you can set the delay for the controls and adjust travel speed but leave the machine at full rpms for doing trenching or snow blowing.

    They have defintely come a long way in the past couple years.
     
  8. Cat_246B

    Cat_246B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Here is a front view of a different machine but same model. (The guy in the picture isn't me)

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  9. Cat_246B

    Cat_246B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Neuswede did you call the dealer today? If you demo one, could you tell us what you liked and disliked about it.
     
  10. ArenaLandscaping

    ArenaLandscaping LawnSite Member
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