2018 Gehl R260 Skid Loader

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R260 Skid Loader



Key Features
  • Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised (mm): 123" (3124)
  • Rated Operating Capacity (kg): 2,600 lbs. (1179)
  • Gross Power (kW): 72 hp (53.7)
  • Overall Operating Height - Fully Raised: 161 in.
  • Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised: 123 in.
  • Overall Height to Top of ROPS: 81 in.
  • Ground Clearance to Chassis: 8 in.
  • Overall Length with Bucket: 143 in. with 70 in. Bucket
  • Overall Length without Bucket: 111.5 in.
  • Wheelbase: 49.5 in.
  • Dump Reach - Fully Raised: 27 in.
  • Rollback at Ground: 28 deg.
  • Dump Angle: 40 deg.
  • Overall Width: 69.5 in. /65.5 in. A
  • Bucket Width: 70 in.
  • Clearance Circle - Rear: 64 in.
  • Clearance Circle - Front without Bucket: 56 in.
  • Clearance Circle - Front with Bucket: 90 in.
  • Seat to Ground Height: 40 in.
  • Rollback at Specified Height: 95 deg.
  • Dump Height: 94 in.
  • Departure Angle: 25 deg.
  • Standard Specification Tire Size: 12.00 x 16.5 HD
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4TNV98CT-NMS Tier IV/Stage 3B
  • Gross Power @ 2500 rpm: 72 hp
  • Net Power @ 2500 rpm: 70.7 hp
  • Maximum Torque @ rpm: 217 ft.-lb. @ 1625
  • Displacement: 202.6 cu.in.
Hydraulic System
  • Auxiliary Hydraulics - Standard: 23.5 gpm
  • High-Flow Auxiliary Hydraulics - Option: 35 gpm
  • Reservoir Capacity: 8 gal.
Electrical System
  • Battery: 12-volt
  • Starter: 12-volt
  • Alternator: 95-amp
  • Rated Operating Capacity: 2600 lb.
  • Rated Operating Capacity with Optional Counterweight: 2780 lb.
  • Fuel Tank: 21.5 gal.
  • Travel Speed - Maximum: 8.0 mph
  • Travel Speed with Two-Speed Option - Maximum: 11.9 mph
  • Operating Weight: 8200 lb.
  • With over 40 years of skid loader manufacturing experience, Gehl has taken performance to the next level with the R260 Skid Loader.
  • 217 ft.-lbs. (294)
  • 70.7 hp (52.7)
  • 2600 lbs. (1179)
  • 35 gpm (132.5)
Operator's Cabin
  • The R260 has spacious operator stations with plenty of adjustability and enhanced comfort features that users have come to expect from Gehl.
  • New side-folding restraint bar and adjustable armrests enhance operator safety and comfort.
  • Large Level II ROPS/FOPS is standard equipment.
  • Adjustable control pods (joystick and hand/foot configurations) and an optional air-ride seat deliver outstanding comfort.
  • Cab forward design enhances view to the bucket edge. Lowered rear towers improve visibility to the rear of the machine.
  • Optional pressurized sealed cab enclosure, with sound reduction material and rear-mounted air filter, provides a cleaner, quieter, climate controlled operating environment.
  • Extra-large side screens, combined with the Gehl PowerView® low-profile lift arm design, provide a wide field-of-view to the side work areas.
  • Controls on the R260 incorporates intuitive design, state-of-the-art technology and plenty of options to suit the preference of any operator.
  • Four control options include T-Bar, Joystick, Dual-Hand, and Hand/Foot.
  • Auxiliary controls are located on the control grip in all control configurations for easy access.
  • Customizable integrated digital display provides coolant, fuel, battery, environmental and engine regeneration, and more information in real time.
  • Adjustable joystick control pods provide ease of operator control with minimal effort, reducing fatigue.
  • New upper-left and upper-right instrument panels provide easy readout and switch access.
  • Hydraloc™ system applies brakes whenever the operator raises the restraint bar, leaves the operator's seat or switches off the ignition.
Engine Features
  • The R260 is equipped with a top-of-the-line Yanmar Tier IV engine that meets emissions standards and provides the muscle needed to tackle demanding jobs with ease.
  • The DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) system provides clean emissions without the need for additional fuel after-treatment additives.
  • The DPF requires regeneration to maintain optimal running conditions. This occurs passively as the machine is operated, but also requires occasional manual regeneration by the operator.
  • Regeneration is intuitively managed through the digital display and a clearly labeled rocker switch.
Hydraulics Features
  • The R260 Skid Loader has an amped-up hydraulic system which incorporate intuitive design for precise controllability.
  • Impressive breakout forces deliver optimal digging and lifting performance.
  • Improved cycle times increase productivity on the jobsite.
  • HydraGlide™ option helps keep material in the bucket and provides a smoother ride by allowing the bucket to float when travelling over rough terrain.
  • Excellent ease of operation and proportionate flow adjustability are achieved with the auxiliary flow control rocker switch located on the control grip.
  • Hardened chrome cylinder rods resist pitting, rusting and scratching, extending the life of the cylinders.
Attachment System
  • A full line of Edge attachments and accessories are designed specifically to fill operators' needs, making their R260 the most versatile machine on the job site. Popular attachments are listed below.
  • Tree Shears
  • High Dump Bucket
  • Augers
  • Bale Movers
  • Pallet Forks
  • Mower, Rotary
  • Skeleton Rock Bucket
  • Stump Grinders
Lift Arm
  • The R260 is built with a robust, radial lift arm that incorporates performance and durability.
  • Radial lift path offers enhanced performance in excavating, grading and digging below grade applications.
  • Selectable hydraulic self-leveling option keeps the bucket level throughout the lift cycle.
  • Gehl PowerView® low-profile boom design offers optimal side-to-side visibility.
  • Over the tire design provides wider access.
  • Excellent service access and quality components pair up to provide durable machines that are easy to maintain.
  • Oversized engine hood and rear door opens completely, exposing engine components and daily maintenance points.
  • ROPS/FOPS tilts up with the aid of gas struts for access to hydraulic components.
  • All high-rotation pins have grease points for ease of maintenance.
  • Drive chains and axle bearings are sealed systems that require no maintenance.
  • Features such as the remote oil drain and filter provide simple and easy maintenance access.
A - Narrow width with off-set wheel option B - Per SAE J818, SAE J732, and ISO 14397 C - Weight of base unit with standard equipment, standard tires (heavy-duty flotation), standard dirt-construction bucket and 175 lb. operator.



Engine Type
4TNV98CT-NMS Tier IV/Stage 3B
Engine Manufacturer
72 hp
Rated RPM
2500 rpm
Fuel Capacity
21.5 gal.


SAE Rated Operating Capacity
2600 lb.
Max Ground Speed
8.0 mph
Tire Size
12.00 x 16.5 HD
143 in. with 70 in. Bucket
69.5 in. /65.5 in.
81 in.
8200 lb.
49.5 in.


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