Gehl's RS5-19 places a load.

Gehl's RS5-19 places a load.

Gehl's RS5-19 telehandler has received an engine upgrade, along with Mustang's 519 telehandler. Both brands fall under the Manitou Group (whose brands are Manitou, Gehl and Mustang). The EPA certified Interim Tier IV Yanmar 68 hp (50.7 kW) naturally-aspirated engine "provides the power needed for demanding jobsites, while providing reduced fuel consumption," on both machines, the company said. The upgraded Interim Tier IV engine meets the latest emissions standards.

The Gehl RS5-19 and Mustang 519 are designed with a compact frame and tight turning radius of 11 feet (3.35 m). Both units offer a low-profile overall height of 6 feet, 4 inches (1.93 m). The booms reach to a height of 19 feet, 1 inch (5.8 m) and the Gehl RS5-19 features the same welded box-section design that is on the Gehl Dynalift teleshandlers.

The RS5-19 telescopic handler and Mustang 519 were both designed to meet the growing needs of contractors, builders and rental firms featuring their 5,500-pound (2495 kg) lift capacity. Gehl has incorporated all the features and benefits of the Gehl RS Series and DL Series telescopic handlers on the RS5-19.

Internal wet disc service brakes are standard equipment, along with a SAHR (Spring-Applied, Hydraulic-Release) parking brake, which is automatically applied when the engine is shut off, or manually engaged by pressing a rocker switch.

The view from the ROPS/FOPS canopy is a full 360 degrees on both machines. An enclosed cab is optional with front and top windows, a door and a heater/defroster for use in areas where operators need protection from the weather. Optional air-conditioning is also available for both.

On the Gehl unit, two direct mechanical joystick controls for boom and fork tilt functions are standard. A deluxe suspension seat is optional. A work light package can be added.

Engine accessibility is via a hinged hood on the Gehl GS5-19 on the side of the machine. The hood lifts fully out of the way, allowing plenty of room to access maintenance points, including the battery and oil fill. Underneath the unit, Gehl has added a bolted belly pan to protect all engine and hydraulic components. A hinged access door provides access to the engine oil drain.

Hydraulic flow on both telehandlers up to 22 gpm (83 L/min) provides hydraulic performance. Optional auxiliary lines are available to power a variety of available attachments, including, truss booms, jib booms, buckets and multiple types of carriages and forks. The Dynattach Quick-Attach System allows quick attachment changes with unsurpassed ease. The hydraulic hoses are routed inside the boom protecting them from jobsite hazards.

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