Gehl has introduced the new Final Tier IVcertified Gehl RS Series GEN:2 Telescopic Handlers to the North American market. These telescopic handlers are designed to meet the growing needs of contractors, builders and rental houses with their performance, reliability, ease of operation and serviceability.

Gehl RS Series GEN:2 models; RS6-42 GEN:2, RS8-42 GEN:2, RS8-44 GEN:2, RS10-44 GEN:2, RS10-55 GEN:2 and RS12-42 GEN:2, are powered by proven 120 hp (89 kW) Cummins QSF 3.8 Tier IV engines. These engines provide a 4% increase in horsepower and 6% increase in peak engine torque, as compared to their Interim Tier IVcertified predecessors. The Final Tier IV models use approximately 5% less fuel with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust cleaning system. The machine systems are monitored with an in-cab digital color display that shows real time fluid levels, engine RPM, machine hours, engine diagnostic codes, warning indicators and more.

The new RS Series GEN:2 Telescopic Handlers include robust, welded box-section booms that can handle rated capacities from 5,500 lbs. – 12,000 lbs. (2495 – 5444 kg) and lift heights from 19’1” – 55’1” (5.8 – 16.8 m). A rear axle stabilization system locks the rear axle to improve stability whenever the boom is raised 60 degrees, or the parking brake is applied. Self-leveling forks are standard and eliminate the need for manual adjustments. Outriggers, standard on the RS10-55 GEN:2 and optional on other models, add stability and increase capacity when lifting to full height. Multiple tire options available include; standard air filled, foam filled, solid rubber and rock tread air or rock tread foam. Selective steering is standard, allowing the operator to choose between three steering modes: four-wheel, twowheel and crab. Changing modes is as easy as flipping a switch in the operator’s station.

The operator’s station focuses on comfort and ergonomics with ample leg and arm room. A high-back mechanical suspension seat with a retractable three (3) inch (76 mm) seatbelt are standard equipment. An optional sealed cab enclosure customizes the interior climate for maximum comfort. A 12-volt accessory plug and lockable storage area under the seat add convenience throughout the day. Daily maintenance and service are made simple with easy-to-access, tool free panels within the cab and on the outer perimeter of the machine.

A diagnostic plug is located under the right-hand arm rest for quick engine diagnostics. A wide variety of attachments are available for the RS Series GEN:2 Telescopic Handlers to maximize versatility. The Dynattach® Quick-Attach system allows for quick attachment changes, with the operator leaving the seat only to disengage the attachment. Gehl’s industry-exclusive Boom Tip Lift Hook provides a secure lifting point for transporting loads without the use of an additional attachment. The Gehl Personnel Work Platform (PWP) System allows the safe and efficient use on an ANSI/ITSDF B56.6 compliant work platform. With the Remote Boom Control (RBC) option, a single operator can control boom and engine functions from outside the cab.