WEST BEND, WISCONSIN Gehl Company, a leading manufacturer of compact equipment for agriculture and construction markets, is pleased to announce the all-new, super-compact Gehl model 1640E Skid Loader, which measures as narrow as 3-feet wide and 6.25-feet tall. The 1640E Skid Loader is ideal for maneuvering through alleys, narrow doorways, aisles and corridors. There are few places this machine can™t get through.


Despite its size, the 1640E Skid Loader is powerful, with a 24-horsepower Yanmar diesel engine. The model 1640E gets jobs done efficiently with an 850-pound rated operating capacity and 96-inches of lift height. This machine is a true multi-tasker, with 9.1 gpm of auxiliary hydraulic flow for powering a variety of attachments.  And the universal-style quick-attach system makes attachment changes quick and easy. The 1640E Skid Loader is also easily transportable with an overall machine weight of only 2,900 pounds.


No sacrifice was made to operator safety or comfort in the 1640E Skid Loader. The standard deluxe, high-back seat or optional high-back suspension seat provide superior comfort which reduces operator fatigue. The unique restraint bar design and the Hydraloc System enhances safety. Visibility is enhanced in the model 1640E with the Power-view® lift arm, which allows clear sight lines to the tires and the sides of the loader. The ROPS/FOPS is equipped with safety glass side windows and top and rear windows to minimize dirt and dust, enhance safety and reduce sound levels within the cab. Standard front and rear work lights allow for better visibility for night-time operation.


     The 1640E Skid Loader hydraulic system features a direct-drive hydrostatic pump with a self-neutralizing feature that provides 100%-efficient drive from engine to pump and requires no maintenance. The Hydraloc Automatic Interlock System increases operator safety by locking lift, tilt and drive systems when the operator leaves the seat, raises the restraint bar or turns off the ignition switch. Auxiliary hydraulics on the model 1640E are standard and feature flat-faced couplers providing up to 9.1 gpm for powering compact attachments.


Serviceability on the 1640E Skid Loader is a snap. A large engine cover and tilt-back ROPS/FOPS allow access to maintenance points, as well as service access when needed. Heavy-duty, two-inch diameter axles are pre-lubed at the factory and sealed with multiple lip seals that do not require greasing or other maintenance.


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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