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Gehl - RS8-42 GEN:2 Telehandlers

Jobsites demand superior performance, and that's what the RS Series Telescopic Handlers provide. Lifting up to 12,000 pounds (RS12-42) with lift heights up to 55 feet (RS10-55), these machines provide the extra working capacity without sacrificing the comfort and features expected in the RS Series Telescopic Handlers.

Features & Benefits

Boom tip

Boom tip lift hook option is now available as a factory-installed option or field installed option.


Strong frame with reinforced C-channels performs well under heavy lifting conditions.


Frame levelling feature adjusts 10-degrees to the left and right, enhancing performance on uneven terrain.


FOPS Design completely welded into the ROPS, providing better visibility when placing a load.


44 cubic-foot cab enclosure provides optimal leg room and a spacious operating environment.


Three steering modes – 4-wheel, 2-wheel and crab – enhance maneuverability and are easily changed by the flip of a switch.

Remote boom control

Remote Boom Control can raise/lower and extend/retract the boom, as well as start/stop the engine from the work platform or outside the cab.


Engine shutdown protection feature allows 30-seconds of run time for moving the unit to a safe location for loading or repair. Dana three-speed power-shift transmission is easy to maintain.


Dual-function, pilot-assisted joystick is standard equipment. Optional tri-function, pilot-assisted joystick allows the operator to set variable tilt and auxiliary function speeds. Auto-levelling feature keeps loads level when raising/lowering the boom.


There is a tool for every job, and the RS8-42 GEN:2 can power them all. Dynattach Quick-Attach system allows quick attachment changes with unsurpassed ease.


Key Specifications
Rated Lift Capacity 8,000 lbs. (3629 kg)
Gross Power 115 hp (86 kW)
Maximum Lift Height 42' 0" (12.8 m)
Approximate Weight 23,350 lbs. (10591 kg)

Company Info

PO Box 179
One Gehl Way
West Bend, WI
US, 53095


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