New skid steer loaders from Mustang and Gehl
By Sarah McCay11 September 2014
Manitou’s Mustang and Gehl brands have launched new, mid-frame skid steer loaders for North America.
Mustang said the new R Series radial-lift range included three new models - the 1350R (replacing the 2041), the 1500R (replacing the 2044), and the 1650R (replacing the 2054).
It said these machines had rated operating capacities of 612 kg to 748 kg. Mustang said the new loaders featured an all-new operator station with an integrated digital display, new load arm design with increased visibility, Yanmar-powered Tier IV engines and several serviceability enhancements.
Meanwhile, sister brand Gehl has also introduced its range of R Series Radial Lift skid loaders with the same range of operating capacity. This line-up consists of the R135 (replacing the 4240E), R150 and the R165 (replacing the 4640E Power2).
The company said operator customisation included a choice of three control options: T-bar, hand/foot, and joystick (R165 only).
These new R Series skid loaders are also said to include many other features such as the manual Quick-a-Tach or hydraulic Power-a-Tach attachment systems, HydraGlide ride control and the Hydraloc safety system.