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Gehl Company Rolls Out Four New 80-Series All-Wheel-Steer Loaders

Thu April 05, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Gehl Company has introduced four new 80-Series All-Wheel-Steer (AWS) Loaders. The new Gehl models 280, 480, 480T (telescopic) and 680 AWS loaders are fitted with “intelligent drive” technology for smooth work cycles. They are designed with four-wheel steering and a one-piece chassis, providing increased maneuverability, stability and tractive power. The new 80-Series also have a tight turning radii.

The Gehl All-Wheel-Steer loaders, productivity is maximized through the use of an all-wheel-steering design, which features maneuverability and consistent load capacities throughout a loading cycle.

Because of their compact size and superior steering angles, the Gehl AWS loaders can work in more confined spaces than articulated loaders. Because the machine’s center-of-gravity does not move during a steering cycle, load capacities are not reduced while turning.

The 80-Series AWS loaders feature operating weights from 7,055 to 12,015 lbs. (3,200 to 5,450 kg), bucket capacities from 1.44 to 2.35 cu. yds. (1.1 to 1.8 cu m) and rated operating loads from 2,590 to 4,365 lbs. (1,175 to 1,980 kg). EPA Tier II diesel engines range from 38 to 76 hp (28 to 56 kW) and are standard on all models.

These machines have other features as well, such as “intelligent drive” technology. When the loader is driven into a pile of material, speed is automatically reduced and tractive effort is increased. This occurs without the operator needing to change gears.

The spacious operator station provides pilot-assisted controls that are easy-to-reach and easy-to-operate, optimizing operator precision and productivity. The loader’s pilot-controlled hydraulic system allows precise handling of loads with minimal effort.

The view from the vibration-insulated enclosed cab is a full 360 degrees. The cab has doors on both sides, permitting an operator access from either side when operating in tight work areas. The model 280 also is available with a 2-post folding ROPS, which allows entrance into low buildings.

The hydraulic quick-hitch feature makes for fast and easy changes of attachments from the operator’s seat. This quick-hitch feature includes hydraulic lines that come standard with quick couplers for use as a joystick-controlled auxiliary hydraulic circuit. The Skid-A-Tach system also is available for utilizing almost any skid steer loader attachment.

The optional Ecospeed high-speed gearbox makes full use of the loader’s tractive power from 0 to 12 mph (0 to 19 kmh), but also allows the unit to seamlessly achieve speeds up to 25 mph (40 kmh). Over its entire speed range, the loader operates on the optimal performance curve of the diesel engine, reducing both fuel consumption and noise emissions.

For more information, call 800/628-0491 or visit

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