2017 Gehl DL12-55 Telescopic Handler

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DL12-55 Telescopic Handler




The DL12-55 Telescopic Handler will help you find new ways to increase jobsite productivity, develop new business and provide a quick return-on-investment.

* Rear axle stabilization system locks the rear axle to the frame if the parking brake is engaged, if the boom is raised? 60 degrees or higher, or if the PWP System is activated.

* 10-degree frame tilt in both directions.

* Double universal joints for tight turn radius without applying?stress on the axle.

* Two-wheel, four-wheel, crab steering standard.

* Standard centrifugal pre-cleaner and two-stage air cleaner.

* Powershift transmission with four forward and two reverse gears, with a 2-year/2,000-hour warranty.

* Transmission de-clutch system for faster boom cycle times.

* Standard pneumatic tires; no ballast required.

* ROPS and FOPS certified operator's compartment.

Power (kW) 115 hp (86)

Maximum Travel Speed (km/hr) 22.8 mph (36.7)

Turning Radius (m) 12'2" (3.7)

Lift Capacity (kg) 12,000 lbs. (5444)

Total Hydraulic System Capacity (L/min) 19 gpm (72) / 24 gpm (91)


Operator's Cabin

Comfort comes standard on the DL12-55 Telescopic Handler, boasting 57 cubic feet of interior space.

* Choice of Dual-Function or Tri-Function pilot-operated joysticks that allow operators precise movement of ?heavy loads

* Dual-Function – fully proportional control for all functions.

* Tri-Function – operator pre-set auxiliary hydraulic flow rate for optimum attachment performance; trigger control overrides pre-set for full flow and faster cycle times.

* Lockable, two-piece cab door for security, ?communication and cross-ventilation.

* Standard lockable storage compartment for service ?items, such as work gloves, tools, blueprints and more.

* Choice of canopy or cab with heating and defrosting ? systems standard (air-conditioning optional).

* Un-matched panoramic visibility increases work-site safety and operator productivity and reduces operator fatigue.



Safety and efficiency are two of the most important factors on the jobsite. The DL12-55 Telescopic Handler provides the tools to achieve both effectively.

* Three steering modes – 4-wheel, 2-wheel and crab – enhance maneuverability and are easily changed by the flip of a switch.

* SAHR (spring-applied, hydraulic-release) parking brake is applied automatically when the engine is shut off, or by pressing a rocker switch.

Turning Radius (m) 12'2" (3.7)


Remote Boom Control

The Remote Boom Control option allows operators to control boom and engine functions from outside the cab.

* Remote Boom Control can raise/lower and extend/retract the boom, as well as start/stop the engine from the work platform or outside the cab.

* Personnel Work Platform System allows the use of ANSI/ITSDF B56.6-compliant personnel work platforms for safety and efficiency.



The DL12-55 Telescopic Handlers provides the power to get work done effectively and efficiently.

* Engine shutdown protection feature allows 30-seconds of run time for moving the unit to a safe location for loading or repair.

Manufacturer John Deere

Model 4045 Interim Tier IV

Power (kW) 115 hp (86)

Maximum Travel Speed (km/hr) 22.8 mph (36.7)



The DL12-55 Telescopic Handler makes no exceptions when it comes to hydraulic performance. These machines can take virtually anything.

Pump Type Dual Gear

Total Capacity (L/min) 19 gpm (72) / 24 gpm (91)

Main Relief Pressure (bar) 3,000 psi (207)

Auxiliary Relief Pressure (bar) 2,500 psi (172)

Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity (L) 62.5 gal. (237)



There is a tool for every job, and the DL12-40 can power them all. Dynattach® Quick-Attach system allows quick attachment changes with unsurpassed ease.

A Carriages – Masonry, framing and standard carriages available in different widths.

B Rotating Carriage – 48" (1219 mm) and 66" (1676 mm) wide.

C Fork Shift - 50" (1270 mm) wide.

E Swing Carriage – 90° and 180° swing.

F Log and Pipe Grapple.

G Jib Boom - 5' (1.5 m) with winch and 60' (18.3 m) cable.

H Truss Boom - 15' (4.5 m) with optional winch.



Side-mounted engine improves serviceability, allowing three-sided service access through a large, hinged hood.

* Exterior boom hose routings for easy access.

* Transmission and hydraulics easily accessed through ?large hinged panel.

* Easy access to hydraulic oil and transmission reservoirs.

* Hydraulic main control valve in back door.

* Rifled bushings in key areas

  • Lift Capacity: 12,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Lift Height: 55'5"
  • Capacity at Maximum Lift Height: 5,500 lbs.
  • Maximum Forward Reach: 40'9"
  • Capacity at Maximum Forward Reach: 2,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Reach Below Grade: 2'10"
  • Manufacturer: John Deere
  • Model: 4045 Interim Tier IV
  • Power: 115 hp
  • Aspiration: Turbocharged
  • Rated Speed: 2,400 rpm
  • Transmission: Dana 4-Speed Power Shift
  • Maximum Travel Speed: 22.8 mph
  • Selective Steering: 4-Wheel 2-Wheel Crab
  • Brakes: Oil-Immersed, Disc-type
  • Parking Brake: Spring-Applied, Hydraulic Release
  • Pump Type: Dual Gear
  • Total Capacity: 19/24 gpm
  • Main Relief Pressure: 3,000 psi
  • Auxiliary Relief Pressure: 2,500 psi
  • Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity: 62.5 gal.
General Specifications
  • Approximate Weight: 27,500 lbs.
  • Length - Less Forks: 20'10"
  • Width: 8'3"
  • Ground Clearance: 16"
  • Wheelbase: 10'8"
  • Turning Radius: 12'2"
  • Overall Height: 8'6"
  • Frame Leveling - Left/Right: 10°/10°
  • Fuel Capacity: 30 gal.
  • Recommended Tire Type: 14.00 x 24 G2 16-ply
Engine Options
  • Air Filter Pre-Cleaner: Standard
  • Cold Weather Start Aid: Standard
  • John Deer Turbocharged Diesel Engine: Standard
Hydraulic System Options
  • Auxiliary Hydraulics: Optional
Undercarriage Options
  • Transmission Cut-out: Standard
Electrical System Options
  • 12-volt DC, Negative Ground: Standard
  • Alternator, 90A: Standard
  • Battery with 900 Cold-Cranking Amps: Standard
  • Fuse Panel for Circuit Protection: Standard
Structure Options
  • 10° Frame Leveling: Standard
  • Dynattach® Mount: Optional
  • Dyncarrier®: Optional
  • Fenders: Standard
  • Lockable Storage Compartment: Standard
  • Outriggers: Optional
Operator Station Options
  • Air-Conditioning: Optional
  • Dual-Function Joystick Boom Control: Optional
  • Tri-Function Joystick Boom Control: Optional
  • Enclosed Cab with Heater/Defroster: Optional
  • FOPS Structure: Standard
  • ROPS Structure: Standard
  • Suspension Seat: Standard
  • Tilt Steering Column: Standard
Instrumentation Options
  • Gauges: fuel level, hourmeter, oil pressure, water temperature, system voltage: Standard
  • Visual Indicators: boom angle, boom extension, frame angle: Standard
Optional Systems Options
  • Personnel Work Platform (PWP) System: Optional
  • Remote Boom Control (RBC) System: Optional
Lights Options
  • Work Light Package: Optional



Engine Type
4045 Interim Tier IV
Engine Manufacturer
John Deere
Rated RPM
2,400 rpm
Fuel Capacity
30 gal.


Max Ground Speed
22.8 mph
27,500 lbs.


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