West Bend, WI-based Gehl Co. has added the all-new RS10-55 and RS12-42 telescopic handlers to its RS Series lineup. The RS10-55 telescopic handler has a rated lift capacity of 10,000 lb (4535 kg) and a maximum lift height of 55 ft (16.8 m), while the RS12-42 has a rated lift capacity of 12,000 lb (5443 kg) and a maximum lift height of 42 ft (12.8 m).
The additional lift height and capacity of the new models "provide superior performance in a wide variety of pick-and-place applications,” said Brian Rabe, Gehl Product Manager for Telescopic Handlers.
Both of the new handlers feature booms with a welded box-section design, which Gehl says contributes to them being stronger than booms in comparable competitive models. Maximum operating capacity is achieved with standard outriggers on the RS10-55 and without the use of outriggers on the RS12-42. Outriggers are optional on the RS12-42 for added stability.
The patented Personnel Work Platform (PWP) Safety System is available as an option on both models. The PWP System allows the use of an ANSI/ITSDF B56.6-compliant platform, commonly used by framers, roofers, and siding contractors.
A rear axle stabilizer system improves stability by locking the rear axle in position whenever the boom is raised more than 60°, if the parking brake is applied, or if the PWP System is activated. Other design features include a heavy-duty frame with reinforced C-channels, internal wet disc brakes for better stopping ability and longer life, and a spring-applied, hydraulic-release parking brake, which automatically applies the parking brake when the engine is shut off or manually by pressing a rocker switch.
The ROPS/FOPS canopy and cab feature an operator’s environment with pilot-assisted controls that are easy to reach and easy to operate, for precise placement and thus increased productivity. The cab has a 360° view, and it is available as glass-enclosed with a heater/defroster. A suspension seat is also an option. For further increased productivity, a transmission de-clutch feature is standard, and an additional work light package is optional.
Both handlers are powered by a turbocharged diesel engine from John Deere Power Systems that offers 115 hp (86 kW) at 2500 rpm and are equipped with a Dana four-speed power-shift transmission, three steering modes, and a quick-attach work tool-mounting system. Dana also supplies the planetary axles. Maximum travel speed is 19.3 mph (31.1 km/h).