Gehl RS5-19 Telehandler Fits Low Buildings, Confined Sites

Tue January 16, 2007 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Gehl Company has introduced the model RS5-19 telescopic handler.

Designed with a compact frame and turning radius of 11 ft. (3.4 m), it can maneuver in low buildings and confined job sites. The RS5-19 is a low-profile machine with an overall height of 6.3 ft. (1.9 m) making operating in buildings, under parking garages and in confined areas easy. The boom reaches to a height of 19 ft. (5.8 m) and features the same welded box-section design that is on the Gehl Dynalift and RS Series telescopic handlers.

The RS5-19 telescopic handler was designed to meet the growing needs of contractors, builders and rental firms for a 5,000 lb. (2,300 kg) lift capacity machine.

Internal wet disc service brakes are standard equipment for better stopping capability and longer life, along with a SAHR (Spring-Applied, Hydraulic-Release) parking brake, which is automatically applied when the engine is shut off, or manually by pressing a rocker switch. This design eliminates the cable stretch and adjustments associated with many other telescopic handlers.

The view from the ROPS/FOPS canopy is a full 360 degrees. An enclosed cab is optional with front and top windows, a door and a heater/defroster for use in areas where operators need protection from the weather.

Two direct mechanical joystick controls for boom and fork tilt functions are standard. A deluxe suspension seat is optional. A work light package also can be added.

The engine is accessible with a large, hinged hood on the side of the machine. The hood lifts fully out of the way, allowing plenty of room to access maintenance points, including the battery and oil fill. Underneath the unit Gehl has added a bolted belly pan to protect all engine and hydraulic components. A hinged access door provides access to the engine oil drain.

The model RS5-19 is powered by a 64 hp (48 kW) turbocharged water-cooled Deutz diesel engine. A two-speed hydrostatic transmission with inching valve and three selectable steering modes and an auxiliary hydraulic system with an inch valve are all standard on the RS5-19.

Optional auxiliary hydraulic lines are available to power a variety of available attachments, including, truss booms, jib booms, buckets and multiple types of carriages and forks. The Dynattach Quick-Attach System allows quick attachment changes with ease. The hydraulic hoses are routed inside the boom, protecting them from jobsite hazards.

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

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