Gehl DL telehandlers come with all-in-one joystick control

Gehl has upgraded its telehandler line-up with its third-generation DL series, with all-in-one joystick control that emerged last year on Gehl’s RS5-19 model and now comes standard on all four models in the DL lineup.

The joystick controls forward, neutral and reverse; boom extension and retraction; attachment tilt; and auxiliary hydraulics while the operator can keep the other hand on the steering wheel. Gehl also said it improved visibility from the cab and added a lockable storage compartment for items such as work gloves, tools and blueprints.

The telehandlers offer lift capacities from 4990 to 5443kg, and lift heights of 12 to 17m (40 to55ft) . They are powered by an 88kW (120hp) Tier 4 Final Cummins engine and are fitted with Dana power-shift transmissions with four forward and two reverse gears that can reach max speed of 37kph.

Operators can choose three steering modes of four-wheel, two-wheel and crab, that can simply be changed with a switch. The engine has shutdown protection that allows 30 seconds of run time for moving the telehandler to a safe location for loading or repair.

When the boom is raised, the load remains level due to automatic hydraulic self levelling with 10 degrees of frame tilt in either direction. The rear axle locks to the frame, if the parking brake is engaged, the boom is raised 60 degrees or more, or the safety work platform system is activated.

Gehl DL telehandlers offer three easy and quick attach systems:

Dynattach with an auto locking system, Dynacarrier with wider support and Dynacarrier with hydraulic locking quick attach. They can run a wide range of attachments such as work platforms, truss booms and grapple arms.

From the four models on offer the DL11-55 and DL12-55 come standard with front outriggers and boom tip auxiliary hydraulic lines. While those options can also be fitted to the DL11-44 and DL12-40 models.