Z80 GEN:2 Compact Excavator

  • Maximum Digging Depth (mm): 14' 4.4" (2310)
  • Net Power (kW): 55.7 hp (41.5)
  • Ground Contact Pressure Cab/Canopy (kPa): 5.2 psi (35.8)
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Gehl Z80 Compact Excavator

Operator's Cabin

Gehl Z80 Compact Excavator Operator's Cabin

The Z80 GEN:2 comes with a fully enclosed cab as standard equipment providing ultimate in operator comfort.

  • Standard cab enclosure with heat or heat/air-conditioning system provides protection in extreme weather conditions.
  • Adjustable suspension seat and armrests provide personalized comfort.
  • Excellent visibility in all directions allows safe and efficient operation. Rear mirror provides a view of the back and side of the machine for additional safety.
  • Work lights and integrated boom light enhances the operator’s view after dark.
  • The cab is mounted on five silicon oil filled iso-mounts, which reduce cab noise and vibration to the operator. 


The controls on the Z80 GEN:2 are ergonomically designed and easy to use.

  • Large travelling pedals are easy to press and allow confident, reliable work.
  • Pilot operated joystick controls are operated by simple wrist movements, reducing fatigue during a long workday.
  • One-way auxiliary functions can be controlled by joystick buttons, allowing optimal control of high-flow attachments such as compactors or breakers.
  • The proportional control mechanism switch vastly enhances attachment performance, allowing the operator to set the flow for optimal attachment performance.
  • The operator can easily select from ISO or standard operating control patterns with the flip of a mechanical lever.
Gehl Z80 Controls


Gehl Z80 Excavator Boom

Rugged, high-strength boom incorporates features to protect and extend the life of moving parts and components.

  • Precision welded boom is constructed with thick side plates that are reinforced by contoured transition plates.
  • Heavy-duty sliding cylinder guards protect exposed cylinder rods from damage.
  • Integrated boom light illuminates the work area and allows for safe and effective operation after dark.
  • Reliable single pin boom mount design for optimal durability and component life.


The undercarriage of the Z80 GEN:2 was designed with serviceability and longevity in mind.

  • Wide track gauge and an offset track drive system increase stability without adding to overall track width.
  • Staggered tread and mandrel design combined with shorter track pitch reduces vibration.
  • Long tracks provide a smoother ride over rough terrain.
  • Tracks are short-pitched to reduce wear, fatigue and damage.
  • Angled crawler frame reduces soil buildup on the undercarriage, extending the life of rollers and tracks.
Gehl Z80 Undercarriage Tracks


Gehl Z80 Engine Access

The Z80 GEN:2 is built around a powerful, reliable emission-certified Yanmar diesel engine.

  • Proven technology provides reliable operation and a fuel efficient system.
  • ECO mode reduces engine RPM by 10% without sacrificing power when activated, saving fuel when full speed is not necessary.
  • Easy-starting, even in cold weather without the need for block heaters or starting fluid.
  • Auto deceleration improves fuel economy and lowers noise and emissions levels when activated by reducing engine speed to idle after four seconds without hydraulic movement.
Make Yanmar
Model 4TNV98C-WBV Tier IV
Type Diesel
Displacement (L) 202.5 cu.in. (3.32)
Net Power (kW) @ rpm 55.7 hp (41.5) @ 2000
Fuel Tank (L) 30.4 gal. (115)
Fuel Consumption (L/hr) 1.9 gal./hr. (7.2)


The advanced hydraulic system on the Z80 GEN:2 Compact Excavator provides long-lasting, efficient power precisely when you need it.

  • Hydraulic system is designed to enhance engine performance, resulting in a more efficient system.
  • Two variable pumps and two gear pumps combine oil and redirect the flow to where it is needed, allowing for simultaneous operation without loss of power.
  • Smooth operation, even while using the boom and arm during turning.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic valve, tubing and hoses with flat faced coupler connections are standard equipment.
  • Two-way and one-way auxiliary flow valve with direct-to-tank bypass valve feature is standard equipment.
Pumps 2 variable, 2 gear
Total Flow Rate (L/min) 56.7 gpm (214.5)
Working Pressure (bar) 3,699 psi (255)
Swing System Pressure (bar) 3,481 psi (240)
Oil Cooler Standard
Hydraulic Tank (L) 15.9 gal. (60)
Gehl Z80 Hydraulics


  • The large, rear hood opens easily without tools for access to the engine for daily maintenance checks and the air cleaner.
  • The right-hand side cover opens without tools to reveal the battery and allow access to clean the radiator.
  • The fan belt and air conditioning belt are easily accessed through the center front cover to the right of the cab.
  • Hydraulic oil-lubricated reduction gears in the travel motor are maintenance free.
  • The fuse panel can be accessed through the access panel beneath the operators seat.
Gehl Z80 Service Access
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Specifications (standard)


Operating Weight with Canopy N/A 
Operating Weight with Cab 18,136 lbs.
A Max. Digging Depth 14'4.4"
B Max. Vertical Wall Digging Depth 12'10.3"
C Max. Reach at Ground Level 23'5.1"
D Transport Length 21'2.3"
E Undercarriage Length 9'5.8"
F Max. Digging Height 23'9.4"
G Max. Dump Height 15'2.7"
H Minimum Front Swing Radius 8'11.1"
I Transport Height 8'9.9"
J Blade Below Ground 1'6.9"
K Overall Base Width 7'5.4"
L Track Width 1'5.7"
M Ground Clearance 1'3.4"
N Parallel Offset Right 2'0.4"
O Parallel Offset Left 2'9.1"
P Rear End Swing Radius 3'8.7"


Make Yanmar
Model 4TNV98C-WBV Tier IV
Type Diesel
Displacement  202.5 cu.in. 
Net Power @ rpm 55.7 hp @ 2000
Fuel Tank  30.4 gal. 
Fuel Consumption  1.9 gal./hr

Hydraulic System

Pumps 2 variable, 2 gear
Total Flow Rate  56.7 gpm 
Working Pressure  3,699 psi 
Swing System Pressure  3,481 psi 
Oil Cooler Standard
Hydraulic Tank  15.9 gal. 

Undercarriage and Slewing System

Travel Speed - dual 1.6/2.8 mph
Gradability 20°
Track Type/Width Rubber/17.7"
Number of Rollers per Side (Track/Idle) 5/1
Undercarriage Length 9'6"
Track Length on Ground 8'2.4"
Ground Clearance 15.4"
Ground Pressure - Cab/Canopy 5.2 psi
Slew Speed 9 rpm
Maximum Drawbar Pull 14,500 lbs.
Maximum Bucket Breakout 11,332 lbs.
Maximum Arm Digging Force 8356 lbs.

Dozer Blade

Width - extended/retracted 7'5"
Height 17.7"
Gehl Z80 Compact Excavator Specifications Diagram

Specifications (metric)


Operating Weight with Canopy N/A 
Operating Weight with Cab 8225 mm
A Max. Digging Depth 4380 mm
B Max. Vertical Wall Digging Depth 3920 mm
C Max. Reach at Ground Level 7140 mm
D Transport Length 6460 mm
E Undercarriage Length 2890 mm
F Max. Digging Height 7250 mm
G Max. Dump Height 4640 mm
H Minimum Front Swing Radius 2720 mm
I Transport Height 2690 mm
J Blade Below Ground 480 mm
K Overall Base Width 2270 mm
L Track Width 450 mm
M Ground Clearance 390 mm
N Parallel Offset Right 620 mm
O Parallel Offset Left 840 mm
P Rear End Swing Radius 1135 mm


Make Yanmar
Model 4TNV98C-WBV Tier IV
Type Diesel
Displacement  3.32 L
Net Power @ rpm 42.4 kW @ 2000
Fuel Tank  115 L
Fuel Consumption (L/hr) 7.2 L/hr

Hydraulic System

Pumps 2 variable, 2 gear
Total Flow Rate  214.5 L/min
Working Pressure  255 bar
Swing System Pressure  240 bar
Oil Cooler Standard
Hydraulic Tank  60 L

Undercarriage and Slewing System

Travel Speed - dual 2.5/4.5 km/hr
Gradability 20°
Track Type/Width Rubber/450 mm
Number of Rollers per Side (Track/Idle) 5/1
Undercarriage Length 2890 mm
Track Length on Ground 2500 mm
Ground Clearance 390 mm
Ground Pressure - Cab/Canopy 35.8 kPa/N/A
Slew Speed 9 rpm
Maximum Drawbar Pull 6577 kg
Maximum Bucket Breakout 5140 kg
Maximum Arm Digging Force 3790 kg

Dozer Blade

Width - extended/retracted 2260 mm
Height 450 mm
Gehl Z80 Compact Excavator Specifications Diagram



Electric Grid Heater Starting Aid Standard
Yanmar, Naturally-Aspirated Diesel Engine Standard
Eco Mode Standard

Hydraulic System

Power-A-Tach® Hydraulic Quick-Attach System Standard
Factory Installed Hydraulic Thumb Attachment Optional
Hydraulic Pumps 4
ISO/SAE Pattern Control Valve Standard
Proportional Auxiliary Hydraulic Joystick Control Standard
Two-way Auxiliary Hydraulics with Quick Couplers and Direct-to-Tank Bypass Valve Standard


Automatic 2-speed Transmission Standard
Rubber Tracks Standard
Track Rollers 5


Auto Idle Standard
360° Continuous Movement Standard
ROPS/TOPS/FOPS Cab/Canopy Standard
Zero-tail-Swing Standard

Operator Station

Enclosed Cab Standard
3" Safety Belt Optional
Adjustable Armrests - height and angle Standard
Forearm Supports Standard
Adjustable Suspension Seat Standard
Air Conditioning Standard
Horn Standard
Radio-Ready with Speakers and Antennae Standard


Boom Work Lights Standard


Gehl stands behind its products with a powerful warranty program. We know that Gehl equipment is put to the test each day, and we engineer and build our equipment to stand up to the challenges they face. To back up our commitment to quality, all Gehl equipment is backed by a twelve month warranty. An extended warranty is available for additional protection to your investment. Read more by clicking on the link to our warranty page below.

Gehl Warranty

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