Product feature: Gehl RT165 track loader

For Andrew Gate, his new Gehl track loader is perfect to navigate Auckland's tight sections. And with a 70hp engine, it has plenty of grunt despite its compact size.

Andrew Gate has been driving Mustang skid steer loaders in Auckland for more than 30 years.

Over the past 10 years, he has seen more and more track loaders move into the earthmoving market.

Andrew Gate with his trusty old Mustang and new Gehl RT165 track loader

While he has got by with over-the-tyre tracks for his wheeled machine, he could see the benefits—and disadvantages—of dedicated track machines.

He was concerned not only with the durability of the track system but, more importantly, he could also see that to get a machine with enough breakout force, the track loader needed to be in the 50-plus horsepower bracket. However, the machines on the market with enough grunt had two major disadvantages: height and/or width.

The Gehl tack loader is only 1675mm wide, making it easy to navigate tight sections

For under house dig outs of old houses and low eaves around new houses, Andrew required loaders under two metres. The only machines that met the power and height criteria were 1800mm wide, which around Auckland’s tight sections would cut out a lot of his work.

But the Gehl RT165 track loader at Endraulic—dealers of Mustang and Gehl–ticked all the boxes. The machine is 1675mm wide, with an overall height of 1.95m and with 70hp engine.

With a 70hp engine, the RT165 has plenty of grunt despite its compact size

The loader also features a narrow Berco-made undercarriage that has an automatic track tensioning system that ensures the perfect tension for long-term endurance of the undercarriage parts.

A quick skid around the yard and Andrew was sold knowing that not only did he love the feel of the machine but that it met the criteria his work demanded, so his customer’s would be happy too. 

For more details, call Endraulic on 0800 468 782.

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