Oct 25, 2017

Conquering New Horizons

Manitou Australia launches range of GEHL Backhoe Loaders in Oceania


  • Value range dedicated to productivity and customer profitability.
  • Proven components, Perkins Tier 3A engine, Carraro Drivetrain, Cassapa Hyd pump.
  • Class leading digging performance with optional, extendahoe.
  • 4WD, optional 2WD.
  • Air conditioned ROPS & FOPS cab.

Sydney, 25 October 2017 – The Manitou group, world leader in all-terrain material handling, is offering a new range of GEHL Brand backhoe loaders tailored to the Asia-Pacific region and to the Australian and Oceania markets.   With 5 models in the GEHL range of backhoe loaders, the Manitou Group is able to meet a large proportion of the regional market.  The GEHL range of backhoe loaders are designed to offer a high level of performance and productivity with a proven package that offers exceptional value.

The first machine in the range to be introduced to Australia is the GEHL BL818 S 4WD.

  • 92 HP Perkins engine
  • Side shift mounted backhoe
  • Extendable backhoe arm
  • Power shuttle transmission
  • Air conditioned cab

“The GEHL backhoe loader is a no-frills backhoe that is proven in the worlds harshest temperatures and environments.  It’s a machine that is dependable, offers high level of performance and when it comes to value it blows the market away” commented Stuart Walker, Managing Director, Manitou Australia.

The commercial launch of these GEHL backhoe models is set for the end of 2017 with the first shipments of stock arriving in Australia ready to conquer new horizons.

The Manitou Group was founded by the Braud family more than 60 years ago. Today, it has a global presence. The Manitou Group is the world leader in all-terrain material handling. It designs, manufactures, distributes and services equipment for construction, agriculture and many other industries.
The Group's product ranges include all-terrain fixed, rotating and heavy-load telehandlers; all-terrain, semi-industrial and industrial masted forklift trucks; wheel or track skid-steer loaders; access platforms; truck-mounted forklifts; warehousing equipment; and attachments.
Through its iconic brands - Manitou, Gehl and Mustang - distributed by a network of 1,400 dealers, the Group offers the best solutions to create optimum value for its customers.
Headquartered in France, the group registered in 2016 a revenue of 1,332 billion Euros in 140 countries and employs 3,300 people all committed to satisfying customers

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