Gehl Co.'s new 503Z, 603, 753Z and 803 excavator models include zero-tail-swing and short-tail-swing models in 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-metric ton classes. The 503Z and 753Z zero-tail-swing models have superstructures that are able to rotate entirely within the dimension of the tracks without any overhang. These excavators' side-mounted engine and tilting cab enhance service access and operator space.
The 603 and 803 short-tail-swing models are designed with an emphasis on increased stability, greater lifting capacity and more engine and hydraulic power than Gehl's previous excavator models. The overhang on these models is reduced by about 29 percent on the 603 and 22 percent on the 803 compared to previous models. All models include optional air conditioning packages.
All new excavators are equipped with Yanmar TNV Series Tier II diesel engines, which range from 47 to 69 gross hp. The engines are isolated from the operator's compartment to minimize high temperatures and noise in the cab. The cab is ergonomically built with an adjustable seat headrest and armrests, to accommodate the operator with the optimum height and position.
“The larger and roomier cab provides excellent vision and operating comfort,” says Tony Saiia, director of engineering and product development for Gehl. “Controls are laid out for easy reach and low fatigue, and ventilation is excellent. All of this adds up to improved productivity on the jobsite.”
Verified by Tony Saiia, Gehl director of engineering and product development.
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Horsepower: 47 to 69
Available in: 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-metric ton classes