RT255 Track Loader

  • Rated Operating Capacity at 35% Tipping Load (kg): 2,550 lbs. (1157)
  • Gross Power (kW): 74.3 hp (55.4) @ 2300 rpm
  • Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised (mm): 128" (3251)
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RT255

Performance

The Gehl RT255 Compact Track Loader was designed from the ground up to be the top performing machine on the jobsite.

  • Rated operating capacity at 35% of 2550 lbs (1157 kg), this RT255 can safely pick-up and operate to it's full potential
  • 243 ft-lbs (330 Nm) of useful torque to assist the engine power output
  • Class-leading lift breakout force and high tilt breakout force give you the power needed to break out concrete slabs, frozen piles of dirt or remove tree stumps.
  • Standard, selectable 2-speed drive systems, horn and backup alarm
  • Optional counterweight/bumper can gain extra tipping capacity while offering increased rear protection.
Overall Operating Height - Fully Raised (mm) 168" (4267)
Operating Capacity at 35% Tipping Load with Optional Counterweight (kg) 2,823 lbs. (1280)
Ground Speed - Standard 2-Speed (km/h) 7.5 mph (12.1)
Breakout Force - Tip (kg) 8,384 lbs (3803)
Breakout Force - Lift (kg) 7,437 lbs (3373)

Operator's Cabin

The extra-large, state-of-the art operator’s station on the new RT255 Compact Track Loader is designed for optimal operator comfort resulting in all-day productivity on the jobsite.

  • Level II ROPS/FOPS provides the highest level of safety protection for an operator in a roll over or falling object situation.
  • ALL NEW seat-mounted pilot control system has redesigned the cab by mounting the controls to the seat. This provides added leg room and less arm fatigue during operation.
  • The IdealAccess™ Door is a Gehl patented design featuring a low clearance door that delivers cab-to-canopy versatility and easy access.
  • Tilt out foot feature allows for best-in-class foot well cleanout and provides easy access to the fuel tank and other components under the cab.
  • Excellent sightlines from all sides for safe and precise placement of loads and reduced jobsite incidents. A high-mounted seat provides an excellent vantage point to the attachment and cutting-edge.
  • New "glove friendly", weather proof push style buttons with an automotive design and feel

Controls

Controls on the RT255 Compact Track Loaders are ergonomically designed to reduce operator fatigue, increase productivity and improve versatility.

  • The hydraulic-pilot controls are mounted to the seat, so they move with the operator that gives a true 1:1 proportional control over the drive system.
  • Hydraloc™ system applies the parking brake whenever the operator raises the restraint bars, leaves the operator's seat, opens the door or switches off the ignition.
  • Pilot Hydraulic transmission with direct engine coupling delivers operating efficiency while our actuation valve technology keeps the power flowing. This feature monitors and adjusts the hydrostatic drive pump to produce the ideal tractive effort.
  • Multi-purpose LCD display provides easy readout during operation.
  • Easy to use, multi-function display incorporates all warning & operation lights and machine configuration screens. Single button allows for simple scrolling and selection of various display functions

Engine

The Gehl RT255 Compact Track Loader engine is packed with plenty of low-end torque, just what a track loader needs to power through the toughest jobs.

  • Utilizing automatic regeneration and no fuel additives the Tier IV Deutz Turbo Diesel Engine is simpler to maintain and a better overall value.
  • Dedicated, welded chassis w/ Flex steel coupler is custom built to aid in superior weight distribution, which enhances stability, grading, tractive effort, and ride control.
  • Engine visually alerts operators to any issues with the Engine ECU, Coolant, Oil Pressure, Engine Air Filter
  • Radiator and Hydraulic cooler have been designed to meet the toughest of operating conditions.  The cooling package has been sized to ensure robust performance in demanding applications and ensure the engine and hydraulic systems run at peak performance.
  • Increased fuel capacity leads to less downtime on the jobsite and quicker turnaround on projects.
Make/Model Deutz/TD 3.6 Tier 4
Type 4-Stroke Turbo
Displacement (L) /Cylinders 221 cu.in. (3.6)/4
Gross Power (kW) @ rpm 74.3 hp (55.4) @ 2300
Net Power (kW) @ rpm 70.7 hp (52.7) @ 2300
Peak Torque (Nm) @ rpm 243 ft.-lbs. (330) @ 1600
Oil Pump Capacity (L) 9 qts. (8.5)
Alternator Voltage/Amperage 12V/120A
Gehl RT255 Engine

Hydraulics

The Gehl RT255 Compact Track Loader hydraulic system is engineered to push more material, lift heavier loads and power demanding attachments.

  • Standard and optional high-flow auxiliary hydraulics are designed to handle virtually every flow/high performance attachment.
  • Power track drive motors deliver superior pushing power against the competition.
  • Lift cylinders incorporate cushioning for smoother operation when lowering the lift arm.
  • Standard selectable self-leveling hydraulic lift keeps the bucket level throughout the raise/lift cycle and can be turned on and off by a switch in the cab.
  • Powerful drive motors deliver superior pushing power to the tracks.
  • Internal drive motor plumbing protects hoses, tubes and fittings from damage resulting from debris or objects in the track area.
  • Power track drive motors deliver superior pushing power.
  • Standard Hydraglide™ system allows the lift arm to “float” when transporting loads, minimizing loss of material and providing a smoother ride at faster transport speeds.
  • Offering 37.7 gpm (142.7 L/pm) of standard high aux high flow to power a wide variety of High Flow EDGE attachments
Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow - Rated Speed (L/min) 29.07 gpm (1110)
High-Flow Hydraulic Flow - Rated Speed (L/min) 37.7 gpm (142.7)

Attachment System

The Gehl RT255 Compact Track Loader is available with your choice of two attachment mounting systems designed to enhance jobsite efficiency.

  • All models feature the easy-to-use All-Tach®  (universal-style) attachment mounting system compatible with most allied attachments with a single lever design and heavy duty mounting plate.
  • Hydraulic Power-A-Tach®  all-weather system option allows users to quickly install and remove attachments. An operator leaves the seat only to connect auxiliary hydraulics.
  • Both systems are compatible with all universal-style track loader attachments.
  • EDGE Attachments offer over 500 attachments to transform your compact equipment and maximize your production. Like a great employee, you can count on these attachments to get the job done....every time!
EDGE Attachments for RT255

Lift Arm

Gehl RT255 Track Loader Hydraulics

The robust lift-arm on the RT255 Compact Track Loader is designed for optimal strength, visibility and capacity.

  • Radical Lift design offers enhanced performance in excavating, grading and digging below grade applications. Due to the radial lift path, the maximum reach is greater at the middle of the lift height.
  • Additional reach & increased dump height results in more efficient load placement and overall performance.
  • Low-profile design provides outstanding forward, rear and side visibility.
  • Simple "in-line" design increases structural integrity by eliminating the complex geometry and welding found on many competitive "offset" lift arm designs.
  • Front channel support and large diameter pivet point pins provide exceptional lateral strength and rigidity.
  • Lift-arm incorporates dual bucket cylinders and two lift-arm stop blocks on the front of the main frame to evenly distribute digging forces.
Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised (mm) 128" (3251)

Serviceability

Serviceability is very important to our customers. The RT255 is sure to exceed your service expectations.

  • IdealTrax™ Industry Exclusive Automatic Track Tensioning system eliminates the need for manually tensioning the tracks on the loader before operation, saving valuable time on the jobsite.
  • Remote mounted engine oil filter, fuel filter and water separator all mounted on the left side of the machine for easy access for service. Belly-pan clean out is now 2X the size of previous models, resulting in slightly lower ground clearance.
  • Electrical harnesses all marked with indicators for mounting in place by indicated positions, for more reliability
  • Digital display provides quick responses to possible errors and codes on the machine.
  • Easy Manager System is a simple and flexible tool that optimizes operational monitoring of your equipment whatever the number and your business!
  • Central Sealed Fuse Location Easily Accessible in rear of machine
Gehl Track Loader RT255 Service Access
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Specifications (standard)

Dimensions

A  Overall Operating Height - Fully Raised 168"
B  Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised 128"
C  Reach - Fully Raised 34.5"
D  Dump Angle - Fully Raised 41°
E  Dump Height - Fully Raised 98"
F  Maximum Rollback Angle - Fully Raised 102.5°
G  Overall Height at ROPS 83.1"
H  Overall Length with Bucket - Standard Counterweight 157.8"
I  Overall Length without Bucket - Standard Counterweight 126.8"
J  Specified Height 67.7"
K  Reach at Specified Height 31.1"
L  Dump Angle at Specified Height 66.8°
M  Maximum Rollback Angle at Ground 30°
N  Carry Position 8.2"
O  Maximum Rollback Angle at Carry Position 31.6°
P  Digging Position - Below Ground +0.5"
Q  Angle of Departure with Standard Counterweight 25°
R  Ground Clearance 12.3"
S  Track Gauge 51.7"
T  Track Shoe Width 17.7"
U  Crawler Base 61.5"
V  Overall Width - Less Bucket 69.5"
W  Bucket Width 83.9"
X  Clearance Radius - Front With Bucket 98.4"
Z  Clearance Radius - Rear with Standard Counterweight 70.7"
Angle of Approach 90°
Grouser Height 1"

Capacity

Operating Capacity at 35% Tipping Load 2,550 lbs.
Operating Capacity at 50% Tipping Load 3,643 lbs.
Tipping Load 7,286 lbs.
Operating Weight 11,600 lbs.

Engine

Make/Model Deutz/TD 3.6 Tier 4
Type 4-Stroke Turbo
Displacement/Cylinders 221 cu.in./4
Gross Power @ rpm 74.3 hp @ 2300
Net Power @ rpm 70.7 hp @ 2300
Peak Torque @ rpm 243 ft.-lbs. @ 1500
Alternator Voltage/Amperage 12V/120A

Track Drives

Drawbar Pull/Tractive Effort 12,453 lbs.
Track Type/Track Rollers/Roller Type Rubber/5/Steel
Track Width 17.7"
Ground Pressure 5.2 psi

Forces

Bucket Breakout - Tilt Cylinder 8,384 lbs.
Bucket Breakout - Lift Cylinder 7,437 lbs.
Ground Speed - Single Speed 5.3 mph
Ground Speed - Two Speed 7.5 mph

Volume

Fuel Tank 32 gal.
Hydraulic Reservior Tank 13.8 gal.
Coolant Capacity 6.1 gal.

Hydraulics

Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow - Rated Speed 29.07 gpm
High-Flow Hydraulic Flow - Rated Speed 37.7 gpm
Transmission Pump Type Axial Piston
Motor Type Axial Piston with Planetary Gear Box Reduction

Electronic System

Battery Volts 12V
Cold Cranking Amps at Temperature 950 CCA @ 0°F

Sound & Vibration

Sound Power 106.1 dB (A)
Operator Ear 85.8 dB (A)


Gehl Compact Track Loader RT255 Specifications Diagram

Specifications (metric)

Dimensions

A  Overall Operating Height - Fully Raised 4267 mm
B  Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised 3251 mm
C  Reach - Fully Raised 876 mm
D  Dump Angle - Fully Raised 41°
E  Dump Height - Fully Raised 2489 mm
F  Maximum Rollback Angle - Fully Raised 102.5°
G  Overall Height at ROPS 2111 mm
H  Overall Length with Bucket - Standard Counterweight 4008 mm
I  Overall Length without Bucket - Standard Counterweight 3221 mm
J  Specified Height 1720 mm
K  Reach at Specified Height 795 mm
L  Dump Angle at Specified Height 66.8°
M  Maximum Rollback Angle at Ground 30°
N  Carry Position 208 mm
O  Maximum Rollback Angle at Carry Position 31.6°
P  Digging Position - Below Ground 13 mm
Q  Angle of Departure with Standard Counterweight 25°
R  Ground Clearance 313 mm
S  Track Gauge 1313 mm
T  Track Shoe Width 450 mm
U  Crawler Base 1562 mm
V  Overall Width - Less Bucket 1765 mm
W  Bucket Width 2131 mm
X  Clearance Radius - Front With Bucket 2499 mm
Z  Clearance Radius - Rear with Standard Counterweight 1796 mm
Angle of Approach 90°
Grouser Height 25 mm

Capacity

Operating Capacity at 35% Tipping Load 1157 kg
Operating Capacity at 50% Tipping Load 1652 kg
Tipping Load 3305 kg
Operating Weight 5260 kg

Engine

Make/Model Deutz/TD 3.6 Tier 4
Type 4-Stroke Turbo
Displacement/Cylinders 3.621 L /4
Gross Power @ rpm 55.4 kW @ 2300
Net Power @ rpm 52.7 kW @ 2300
Peak Torque @ rpm 330 Nm @ 1500
Alternator Voltage/Amperage 12V/120A

Track Drives

Drawbar Pull/Tractive Effort 5649 kg
Track Type/Track Rollers/Roller Type Rubber/5/Steel
Track Width 450 mm
Ground Pressure 0.36 bar

Forces

Bucket Breakout - Tilt Cylinder 3803 kg
Bucket Breakout - Lift Cylinder 3373 kg
Ground Speed - Single Speed 8.5 km/hr
Ground Speed - Two Speed 12.1 km/hr

Volume

Fuel Tank 121.1 L
Hydraulic Reservior Tank 52.2 L
Coolant Capacity 23.1 L

Hydraulics

Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow - Rated Speed 110 L/min
High-Flow Hydraulic Flow - Rated Speed 142.7 L/min
Transmission Pump Type Axial Piston
Motor Type Axial Piston with Planetary Gear Box Reduction

Electronic System

Battery Volts 12V
Cold Cranking Amps at Temperature 950 CCA @ -18°C

Sound & Vibration

Sound Power 106.1 dB (A)
Operator Ear 85.8 dB (A)


Gehl Compact Track Loader RT255 Specifications Diagram

Options

Performance

All-Tach® Mounting System Standard
IdealTrax™ Exclusive Standard
Straight Tracking Standard
Power-A-Tach® Mounting System Optional
Self-Leveling Hydraulic Lift Action Standard
Selectable Self-Leveling Lift Action Optional
Two-Speed Drive Standard
12-Volt Battery Standard

Engine

Engine Alert System with Error Display Standard
Engine Automatic Shutdown System Standard
Grid/Manifold Heater Starter Assist Standard
Dual-Element Air Cleaner with Indicator Standard

Hydraulic System

Auxiliary Hydraulics Standard
High-Flow Auxiliary Hydraulics Optional

Undercarriage

Elevated Planetary Final Drives Standard
Maintenance Free Rollers Each Side 4
Single Flange Front/Dual Flange Rear Idlers Standard
Rubber Track Undercarriage System Standard
Servo-Controlled Hydrostatic Drive Standard
Dedicated Undercarriage Standard

Structure

Tilt-out Foot Pod Exclusive Standard
Back-up Alarm Standard
Combination Radiator & Hydraulic Oil Cooler Standard
ROPS/FOPS Level II Overhead Guard Standard
Anti-Vandalism Lock Provisions Standard
Mechanical Lift Cylinder Lock Standard

Operator's Station

Pressurized Cab Enclosure with A/C Optional
Fold-Up Door Optional
Multi-Function Function Display Screen Standard
Drive Sensitivity System Standard
Electronic Attachment Control - 14-Pin Connector Optional
Electro-Hydraulic Joystick Controls Standard
Selectable Control Pattern Configuration Optional
Variable Speed Control, Selectable On & Off Optional
Foot Throttle Standard
Full-Suspension Seat Standard
Air Suspension Seat Optional


Warranty

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.

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