GEHL Introduces New Telescopic Handlers Featuring Four Wheel Drive

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GEHL Telescopic Handlers come in DL11-44 GEN:3, DL11-55 GEN:3, DL12-40 GEN:3 and DL12-55 GEN:3 models. These units are equipped with 120-hp Tier IV Cummins QSF 3.8L engine, Dana 4-speed power shift transmission and a single joystick control. DL GEN:3 handler delivers maximum lift capacities ranging from 11,000 to 12,000 lb with lift heights from 40 ft-4 in. to 55 ft-5 in. The hydraulic self-leveling lift action automatically ensures the load level as the boom is raised.

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Gehl Releases Four New Telescopic Handler Models

WEST BEND, Wis. (August 15, 2018) - Gehl is pleased to introduce four new and improved telescopic handler models for the North American market -- the DL11-44 GEN:3, DL11-55 GEN:3, DL12-40 GEN:3 and DL12-55 GEN:3.

The new Gehl DL Gen:3 Series models feature a single joystick control for boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics and forward/neutral/reverse. The all-in-one joystick allows the operator to control all machine functions with one hand while leaving the other hand on the steering wheel.

"Our all-in-one joystick allows the operator to control all the boom functions as well as forward, neutral and reverse with one hand, which greatly improves efficiency and precision," said Steve Kiskunas, product manager of telescopic handlers, Manitou Group. "Our new Gen:3 models cover a full range of capacities, lift heights and attachments that make them equipped to handle demanding jobsites."

The new Gehl DL GEN:3 Series includes four telescopic handler models with maximum lift capacities from 11,000 to 12,000 pounds and maximum lift heights from 40 feet 4 inches to 55 feet 5 inches. The new models are powered with a 120-hp Tier IV Cummins QSF 3.8L engine and Dana 4-speed power shift transmission, providing the strength and speed to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Four-wheel drive is a standard feature with operator selectable four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steering.

The Gehl DL Gen:3 models are highly versatile with auxiliary flow rates and system pressure that deliver the hydraulic performance needed to power a variety of attachments. While hydraulic self-leveling lift action automatically keeps the load level as the boom is raised. Attachments include truss booms, work platforms, carriages and grapple arms, to name a few.

Three types of attachment systems make it quick and easy for the operator to switch between applications - the narrow Dynattach® which has an automatic locking system, the Dynacarrier® with wider support of the attachment or Dynacarrier® with hydraulic locking quick attach. In addition, the DL11-55 and the DL12-55 feature front outriggers and boom tip auxiliary hydraulic lines as standard equipment, and both are an option on the DL11-44 and DL12-40.

Safety and visibility are always a top priority on all Gehl DL Series telehandlers. The GEN:3 Series continues to impress with excellent visibility and large cabs for optimal comfort. Angled boom supports on the frame maximize operator sight lines to the rear of the machine. While an open boom tip design increases visibility to the fork tips.

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The Manitou Group is a global market leader in rough-terrain handling. It designs, manufactures, distributes and services equipment for construction, agriculture and the industry. The Group’s product ranges include all-terrain fixed, rotating and heavyduty telehandler, all-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted forklifts, wheeled or tracked skid-steer loaders, backhoe loaders, access platforms, truck-mounted forklifts, warehousing equipment and attachments. Through its iconic brands- Manitou, Gehl and Mustang- and its network of 1,500 dealers worldwide, the Group offers the best solutions by creating optimum value for its customers. With its registered office in France, in 2017 the Group recorded a revenue of €1.6 billion in 140 countries, and it employs 3,900 people all committed to delivering customer satisfaction.

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