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Manitou Group is to offer Gehl backhoe loaders in Oceania
The Manitou Group has announced it will be bringing the Gehl backhoe loader range in Oceania, starting with the Gehl BL818S 4WD
There are five models in the Gehl backhoe range and Manitou says they’ve been tailored to the conditions experienced in the Asia-Pacific region. The first model to go on sale in Australia will be the Gehl BL818S 4WD, which expected to arrive in the very near future.
“The Gehl backhoe loader is a no-frills backhoe that is proven in the world’s harshest temperatures and environments,” Manitou Australia managing director Stuart Walker says.
“It’s a machine that is dependable, offers high level of performance and, when it comes to value, it blows the market away.”
The 7.5-tonne BL818S is powered by a 67kW Tier 3A Perkins engine. The loader has a side shiftmounted backhoe with an extendable arm, and a maximum dig depth of 2602mm. The BL818 uses a Carraro power shuttle transmission with four forward and four reverse gears.
Hydraulic power is supplied through a
142L/min Cassapa pump which delivers around 225 bar of pressure to the bucket, which translates to around 4756kgf of breakout force. The hydraulic system has two work modes – economy and power – that are selectable by choosing single or twin pumps respectively.
The backhoe has a fully ROPS/FOPS operators’ cab with air-conditioning and suspension seat. Hydraulically assisted steering helps the BL818S achieve a turning circle of 11.1 metres, making it suitable for mid-sized work sites.
The 2235mm-wide loader and backhoe buckets have a heaped capacity of around one cubic metre each.