Gehl introduced 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.
The 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. Four-wheel drive is a standard feature with operator selectable four-wheel, two-wheel and crab steering.
The Gehl DL Gen:3 models feature 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 are designed to make it 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.
Angled boom supports on the frame are designed to maximize operator sight lines to the rear of the machine, while an open boom tip design increases visibility to the fork tips.