A telehandler, short for telescopic handler, is a multipurpose piece of construction equipment used for moving, lifting, and placing material at a work site. It also can be outfitted with different attachments like a bucket or various carriages depending on your needs. In a competitive market, the RS5-19 Gehl® Telehandler is a top choice. Here’s a closer look at why this model is so trusted.

Why Your Work Site Needs the RS5-19 Gehl Telehandler

1. Engine Upgrade

Gehl has introduced an engine upgrade that features reduced fuel consumption and an updated Interim Tier IV design that meets the latest emissions standards put out by the EPA. The new design comes with a shutdown protection feature that allows 30 seconds of run time for moving to a safe area when repairs or maintenance are needed. There’s also a limited-slip differential in the front axle for optimal traction on difficult surfaces like mud along with a hydraulic oil fill cap on the engine compartment affixed with spill-guard protections.

2. Single-Stick System

This incarnation of the telehandler has a single-stick system for easy operation on the job. The shifting system allows operators to change from forward to neutral to reverse while the boom is in use—without ever having to remove their grip from the steering wheel. Operators also have full 360-degree visibility because of a low boom design.

3. Compact Design

construction equipmentThe compact frame comes with a tight turning radius of 11 feet that makes maneuvering easier, especially on projects with low clearance or confined areas. This low profile piece of construction equipment is only 6’4”, making it the right choice for parking garages and even inside buildings.

If you need to extend, the boom reaches just over 19 feet. The maximum forward reach is 11 feet, and the rated lift capacity is an impressive 5,500 pounds. The machine also features a rigid frame for top-notch base stability. Despite the compact design of the machine, the operator’s cabin is roomy and ergonomically set up for maximum comfort and movability.

4. Hydraulics

Hydraulic hoses are routed inside the boom so they’re safe no matter what kind of job site you’re working. The self-leveling action will keep the load level even when the boom is in a raised position. The boom itself is designed in two sections with full hydraulic power for all functions.


When you need construction equipment like the RS5-19 Gehl Telehandler, contact ABC Equipment Rental & Sales. Located in Brunswick, OH, and serving the Cleveland area, the equipment supplier is an authorized dealer for top manufacturers such as Gehl, Genie®, Kubota®, Stihl®, Honda®, and more. From forklifts to lawn mowers, their impressive inventory ensures you’ll have the right machinery for projects large and small. To speak with someone about available options to rent or buy, call (330) 220-4545. Explore new and used selections on their website.