WEST BEND, WISCONSIN Gehl Company, a leading manufacturer of compact equipment for agriculture and construction markets, is pleased to announce the all-new model V270 Skid Loader schedule to debut at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA and the National Farm & Machinery Show in Louisville, KY in mid-February. With a powerful 84- horsepower Yanmar turbo-diesel engine and a rated operating capacity of 2,700 lbs, the V270 Skid Loader is the strongest in its class.


The V270 Skid Loader achieves near-vertical lift with a state-of-the-art lift arm design that provides extended reach and lift height for easy truck and material loading. With more than 130 inches of lift height, this loader lifts higher than any competitor in its weight class. The lift arm design provides optimal views to the sides of the loader and a direct line-of-sight to the bucket cutting edge. Thick steel plating braces the lift arm, providing additional strength and substantial forward reach.


The new V270 Skid Loader features a powerful Yanmar 84-horsepower turbocharged diesel engine with 215 lbf-ft. peak torque. Horsepower and torque are enhanced with a high-performance drive train. Equipped with an electronic engine control and a foot throttle, the V270 can be operated at part throttle for lower sound levels and reduced fuel consumption.


Superior comfort is provided in an all-new, ergonomic cab design for the V270 Skid Loader. The optional, pressurized sealed cab enclosure provides a cleaner and quieter operating environment. Fully adjustable controls and an optional air-ride seat deliver outstanding comfort. Extra-large side screens and an optional wide-view front glass door provide unsurpassed visibility to the tires and the bucket cutting edge. The new side-folding restraint bar features multiple adjustments to enhance operator comfort and safety.


When maximum power is needed to run demanding attachments, the V270 Skid Loader is equipped with the tools to get the job done right. A 36.9-gpm high-flow auxiliary hydraulics option is designed to handle virtually every high-performance attachment. The standard-equipment, infinitely adjustable proportional auxiliary hydraulic control gives the operator the ability to adjust attachment speeds for optimum performance and efficiency. A standard auxiliary hydraulic system detent allows the operator to set the system for continuous flow. And unique to the V270 Skid Loader, the Hydraglide Ride Control System is featured as standard equipment.


Serviceability on the new V270 Skid Loader is a snap. The large engine cover is hinged and positioned by gas-springs to assist lifting and holding it in place, and easily returns to the closed/operating position. The large rear door opens on hinges on the right side, allowing full access to regular maintenance points. The entire ROPS/FOPS assembly on the V270 Skid Loader tips rearward on a hydraulic lift for easy internal service access.


Gehl Company is a leading manufacturer of equipment used worldwide in construction and agricultural applications. Founded in 1859, the company is headquartered in West Bend, Wis. For more information, visit or contact the Gehl literature hotline at 800-628-0491.

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