The 650 and 750 are the largest wheel loaders in the Gehl product offering and include standard convenience features such as a digital instrumentation display, Power-A-Tach attachment mounting system and a multi-function joystick.
Answering the market demand for larger wheel loaders, Gehl developed the 650 and 750 articulated loaders for the North American market. The Gehl 650 and 750 articulated loaders represent an expansion into the 60 to 80 hp size class, with larger engines and higher horsepower than the competition. Both models have Tier IV-certified engine emissions technology, with a Yanmar 64.4 hp (48 kW) engine on the 650 and a Deutz 74.3 hp (55 kW) engine powering the 750. The Yanmar engine uses a diesel particulate filter after-treating system, while the Deutz uses a diesel oxidation catalyst after treatment system, which allows users to choose their preferred emissions system.
The 650 and 750 are additions to the Gehl family of articulated loaders, weighing in at 5 ton (4.5 t). They are the largest wheel loaders in the Gehl product offering and include standard convenience features such as a digital instrumentation display, Power-A-Tach attachment mounting system and a multi-function joystick. Digging and scraping performance is maximized through some of the highest breakout forces in their respective classes and front and rear locking differentials, according to the manufacturer.
A heavy-duty, oscillating articulation joint offers 45-degree turning angles to the left and right and 10 degrees of oscillation in both directions for optimal traction and maneuverability. The bucket and tires follow a constant turning radius, so the rear tires of the loader follow the path of the front tires. Narrow machine widths allow access to tight, confined spaces that most skid steer loaders with comparable operating capacities cannot access.
The “Z” bar-type linkage allows for mechanical self-leveling action in both the up and down directions, excellent bucket dump angles at the mid- and top-ranges of the lift path, mechanical return to dig, as well as outstanding forward reach.
Proportional auxiliary hydraulics are standard equipment and are utilized with a roller switch on the joystick. Detent and pressure relief are included to optimize attachment hook-up and performance. Two easily accessible auxiliary hydraulic lines with flat-face couplers power a variety of tools and make attachment changes easy. Additionally, the 650 and 750 are available with a three auxiliary circuit option to the front and rear, including high-flow.
An open canopy ROPS is standard and a complete cab enclosure option is available, providing enhanced comfort and safety for all-day-long operations. Excellent 360-degree visibility is achieved by positioning the operator above the load for safe operation and excellent view of the attachment. A multi-function joystick controls the lift arm, bucket, float, travel direction, differential lock and auxiliary hydraulic functions. An inching pedal allows operators to vary ground speed while maintaining a fixed engine speed to optimally run attachments while enabling precise machine speed control.
Optional features include, but are not limited to; a Bluetooth “hands free” capable radio, air suspension seat, LED work lights, rotating beacon, high-flow auxiliary hydraulics, rear hydraulic hook-up, rear mount and clevis, Hydraglide Ride Control, and 3-speed transmission with speeds up 19 mph (30 kph).
The Gehl 650 and 750 articulated loaders are positioned in the North American market to meet the needs of agriculture, construction, municipalities, landscaping, recycling, and rental.
“As North America's largest manufacturer of compact wheel loaders, Gehl customers benefit from the convenience of a local manufacturer,” said Nathan Ryan, product manager of Gehl articulated loaders. “Gehl offers more auxiliary hydraulics options, cab configurations and transmission options than any competitor in this class. Hydraulically-reversing cooling fan, disk brakes, steel hydraulic tubing and robust heavy duty fenders are just a few of standard features we include to withstand the harsh operating environments that our customers are in every day.”
“Beyond the mere size increase, operators will notice many ergonomic enhancements,” said Ryan. “We've completely redesigned this cab to allow for improved visibility, low effort pilot controls, a pedal-free flat floor and additional steering and seat adjustments. Taking advantage of the additional horsepower to add new features like hi-flow and high-speed, while staying true to our customers favorite features from our smaller wheel loaders, like lift and tilt float functions, we are truly proud to introduce the Gehl 650 and 750 as the future generation of Gehl articulating loaders.”
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