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Gehl Introduces the V400

Thu August 02, 2012 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The Gehl vertical-lift V400 skid loader boasts a rated operating capacity of 4,000 lbs. (1,814 kg) and a true vertical lift height of 144 in. (365 cm).

The all-new V400 is a true vertical lift machine, which means the lift path follows a vertical line as opposed to an “s” shaped path offered by other vertical-lift models. Lifting up to 144 in., the V400 can easily load high trailers and trucks.

“Gehl is excited to regain the throne as the world’s largest skid loader,” said Sean Bifani, product manager. “The V400 fulfills the market’s demand for a high capacity skid loader. Paired with its high lifting height, the V400 enters the high-end of the skid loader market, where product options are minimal. The V400 provides maximum capacity and the industry’s largest breakout force at 9,150 lbs.”

The V400 comes equipped with a powerful Cummins diesel engine providing 326 ft.-lbs. (442 Nm) of torque and 99 gross hp (74 kW). The hydraulic fan with swing-out cooler reduces fuel consumption and noise levels, and provides improved service access. All daily maintenance and service checks can be performed through the large rear engine hood.

When maximum hydraulic power is needed to run demanding attachments, the V400 skid loader is equipped with the tools to get the job done right. High system pressure, with optional high-flow of up to 40.8 gpm (154 Lpm), is designed to handle virtually every high-performance attachment. Standard Hydraglide ride control allows the lift arm to “float” when transporting loads, minimizing loss of material and offering increased operator comfort.

The new operator’s compartment features improved ergonomics and comfort. The standard level II ROPS/FOPS cab-forward design optimizes the view to the bucket. A side-folding restraint bar with adjustable armrests increases operator safety and comfort. An optional pressurized cab enclosure with sound reduction material and a rear- mounted air filter provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment.

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