Gehl adds RT250 to compact track loader line
| March 28, 2013
Gehl’s new RT250 compact track loader adds a higher level of operating capacity to its RT line of compact track loaders.
Rated at 2,500 pounds at 35 percent tipping capacity, the RT250′s operating capacity is the highest available among Gehl’s RT line of CTLs. The RT250 is powered by a 74.3-horsepower, Tier 4-compliant Deutz turbo-diesel engine which delivers 243 foot-pounds of torque and 14,317 pounds of tractive effort.
The Deutz TD 3.6 engine features AntiStall technology which optimizes performance by managing horsepower and torque according to the machine’s load.
The RT250 also features Gehl’s Automatic Track Tensioning technology, eliminating the need for manually tensioning the tracks before operation. The system seeks to not only save time, but increase the life of the tracks and bearings by ensuring the proper track tension upon start-up and shut down.
Meanwhile, the RT250′s straight tracking feature assists the operator by keeping the machine on a straight path at all times.
Cab improvements include a joystick control mounted to the seat frame, allowing them to move with the operator. A multi-function display houses all warning and operation lights and with the press of a button, operators can page through screens displaying the machine’s vitals including engine and transmission performance to controller communication faults.
A large rear hood and swing-out door provide easy access to the RT250′s engine service points. Additionally, thanks to the Automatic Track Tensioning System, Gehl says service on the undercarriage track system “has been made virtually tool-free. With the flip of a switch and removal of a simple lock-plate, the tracks de-tension and can be easily removed to allow access to the undercarriage track system.”