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Gehl Skid Steers

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by Cimarron, May 22, 2006.

  1. Cimarron

    Cimarron New Member

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    I was wondering if any of you had any experiences (good or bad) with Gehl skid steers. I am considering them but I would like to get some feedback before I make my decision. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. salopez

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    First off, make sure you have a good dealer. I do and I love my machine. They are alittle more bare bones then a bobcat, but they are strong. I am starting to shop for a 7810 to add to my 4635.
     
  3. cat320

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    I have the 4640 and it is great does the job hands down with out all the computer stuff. it's a symple machine and not a high tech wonder as some are. would definatly get another one.
     
  4. xkvator

    xkvator Well-Known Member

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    a friend of mine bought a new 5635 in '99...beats the crap out of it...no problems
     
  5. stumpjumper83

    stumpjumper83 Senior Member

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    With gehl, later is better, they have the 35 and 40 series figgured out. The 7810e even had a 4 cyl cummings, hp @ 115. The machine is a beast, I dunno if it sould be in the same class as everyone else. You should be happy with a 4840e maybe a 5640e. Salopez, who is your dealer?
     
  6. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen Well-Known Member

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    I work on SALOPEZ gehl 4635 when it has needed work. I will tell you this. Its a complete bitch to change out a starter. Otherwise its a Ok machine. But I am also looking at a Gehl 7810 with the cummins to push a 12' protech snow pusher.
     
  7. HeyUvaVT

    HeyUvaVT Senior Member

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    I can only speak to the tracked machines but the CTL80 is quite popular around here...not as much power as the asv but they definitely hold their own..the hydraulic controls seem alot more snappy and more responsive than the ASV RC100...going from one to the other makes for a few minutes of learning curve
     
  8. NHDealer

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    Uva Im curious in why you say it doesnt have as much power? Please explain. :confused:
     
  9. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    The Gehl compact track loaders are made by Takeuchi. So are the Mustang.
     
  10. NHDealer

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    This I know..In the Northern Va market you will see very few Cat/Asv tracked machines. They hold a very low market value, mainly becuase of the undercarriage.
     
  11. John H

    John H Well-Known Member

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    We have a 7810 and it spends more time in the shop than in the woods. It probably a good dirt machine but in the woods their no good.
     
  12. HeyUvaVT

    HeyUvaVT Senior Member

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    I may have spoken to soon about the power differences between the RC100 and the CTL80 as there is only 2.5hp difference....however ours is great in the woods...second only I would think to a steel tracked machine like John has..we have 1500hrs of heavy brush cutting and clearing with ours and havent had one serious issue yet maybe we are just lucky? :Cowboy
     
  13. John H

    John H Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any pictures of that machine?
     
  14. HeyUvaVT

    HeyUvaVT Senior Member

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    It's onsite right now..will snap a few pics when we get it back to the shop for cleanup until then for pics of the cutter go to www.loftness.com for pics of the machine www.asvi.com and look at the forestry kit for the RC100
     
  15. stormicees

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    We have a Gehl 5635 that has been a real workhorse:thumbsup . We also bought three (count'em 3) Gehl 7810s. They have been a problem from almost the very beginning. The main problem we have had is that the lift arms develop slack and rub the cab and the hoses.

    I definitely WOULD NOT:)thumbdown :throwup) reccommend the Gehl 7810 !!!!!

    Has anyone else had this kind of problem with the 7810?

    Stormicees
     
  16. 2109 Stang

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    stormicees;We have a Gehl 5635 that has been a real workhorse:thumbsup . We also bought three (count'em 3) Gehl 7810s. They have been a problem from almost the very beginning. The main problem we have had is that the lift arms develop slack and rub the cab and the hoses.

    I definitely WOULD NOT:)thumbdown :throwup) reccommend the Gehl 7810 !!!!!

    Has anyone else had this kind of problem with the 7810?



    stomicees: I have a 2109 Mustang (same as 7810) 400 hrs no problems so far, I know of a 2004 2105 (same but older) don't know the hrs on it but they use and abuse this machine and also no problems at all ,I wondre how many hrs on your machines and what kind of maintenance schedule do you run on them for that kind of wear
     
  17. Countryboy

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    Welcome to HEF stormicees! :drinkup
     
  18. skata

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    what other problems occur to the 7810?
     
  19. stormicees

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    Gehl Problems

    In addition to the lift arms developing slack:
    1. all three machines overheat quickly on warm days
    2. all three machines had fuel tank blockage, which we were told was the result of a problem with a fitting in the tank
    3. the red bracket that is used to lock the lift for maintenence purposes, broke off on all three machines destroying hydraulic hoses
    4. all three machines developed cracks in the frames, (which we were told by the repairman authorized by Gehl is a continous problem)
    5. engine compartment screens have broken off all three machines leaving the engines exposed to debris. After being repaired (by authorized repairmen) they continue to break
    6. the air conditioners on all three machines never worked properly
    7. the accelerator pedals hang and will not go into the "idle" position
    8. hand throttle control broke off on two of the machines
    9. bolts holding lift arm pins continue to come out causing lift arms to lose position
    10. safety switches frequently malfunction shutting down machines
    11. bolts in rear bumpers won't stay tight. One bumper fell off.
    12. back door latches won't stay closed allowing doors to swing open exposing radiator.
    13. front tires are too close to the attachments. Ruined numerous tires when attachments rub tires.
    14. electronic bucket attachment locks don't work properly
    15. muffler bolts won't stay tight
    16. sliding windows get off track because framework gets loose
    17. lots of other bolts lose on machines

    These problems may sound small but when they can never be repaired (no matter what you do:Banghead ) you decide you bought a poorly designed machine.

    I've read what others said about using and abusing their machines but we didn't abuse ours. Normal use just made them fall apart.:beatsme
     
  20. KSSS

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    I spoke to several brush cutting attachment OEMs and all said the same thing about the 7800 series of machines. They overheat easily and for being as powerful on paper as they are don't generate a lot of hyd. hp.