2017 Gehl RS6-42 Telescopic Handler

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RS6-42 Telescopic Handler




The model RS6-42 is built with high quality components, which enhance performance on all levels.

* Boom tip lift hook option is now available as a factory-installed option or field installed option.

* Proven welded box-section boom design makes the boom stronger than competitive models.

* Well-thought-out cylinder design provides one of the fastest cycle times in the industry.

* Strong frame with reinforced C-channels performs well under heavy lifting conditions.

* Frame leveling feature adjusts 10-degrees to the left and right, enhancing performance on uneven terrain.

* Internal wet disc brakes provide excellent stopping ability and long life.

* Dual-element air filter protects the engine from airborne contaminants, increasing engine performance and longevity.


Operator's Cabin

The RS6-42 Telescopic Handler features spacious, modern operator stations to maximize comfort and productivity.

* 44 cubic-foot cab enclosure provides optimal leg room and a spacious operating environment.

* ROPS/FOPS canopy is standard equipment; ROPS/FOPS enclosed cab is optional.

* FOPS is completely welded into the ROPS, providing better visibility when placing a load.

* Virtually 360-degree visibility increases safety and operating accuracy.

* Deluxe high-back seat maximizes operator comfort. Adjustable suspension seat is optional.

* Side and rear glass is standard equipment, enhancing operator safety.



Safety and efficiency are two of the most important factors on the jobsite. The RS6-42 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) 13'8" (4.2)


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 RS6-42 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.

* Dana three-speed power-shift transmission is easy to maintain.

* Limited-slip differential in the front axle provides additional traction in muddy and unimproved surfaces.

Manufacturer John Deere

Model 4045T Interim Tier IV

Power (kW) 115 hp (86)

Maximum Travel Speed (km/hr) 18.8 mph (30.3)

Rated Speed 2,500 rpm



The model RS6-42 makes no exceptions when it comes to hydraulic performance. These machines can take virtually anything.

* Dual-function, pilot-assisted joystick is standard equipment.

* Optional tri-function, pilot-assisted joystick allows the operator to set variable tilt and auxiliary function speeds.

* Auto-leveling feature keeps loads level when raising/lowering the boom.

Pump Type Gear

Total Capacity (L/min) 40 gpm (151)

System Pressure (bar) 3,000 psi (207)

Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity (L) 45 gal. (170)



There is a tool for every job, and the RS6-42 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.

D Personnel Work Platforms - 180° swing platform and 48" x 50" x 114" (1219 mm x 1270 mm x 2895 mm) platform.

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.



Plenty of access points and over-sized covers make service and maintenance on the RS6-42 a snap.

* Over-sized front cover provides easy access to the hydraulic reservoir and hydraulic pressure ports for service and testing.

* Side-mounted fuel tank with battery access and an additional storage compartment.

* Lockable rear-side covers located on both sides of the machine slide out of the way to expose the engine for service.

* Shorter hoses from main valve to boom provide neat hose routing, enhancing serviceability.

  • Lift Capacity: 6,600 lbs.
  • Maximum Lift Height: 42'0"
  • Capacity at Maximum Lift Height: 6,600 lbs.
  • Maximum Forward Reach: 28'3"
  • Capacity at Maximum Forward Reach: 1,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Reach Below Grade: 14"
  • Manufacturer: John Deere
  • Model: 4045T Interim Tier IV
  • Power: 115 hp
  • Aspiration: Turbocharged
  • Rated Speed: 2,500 rpm
  • Transmission: Dana 3-speed Powershift
  • Maximum Travel Speed: 18.8 mph
  • Selective Steering: 4-Wheel 2-Wheel Crab
  • Brakes: 4-Wheel Hydraulically Actuated Internal Wet-Disc Brake
  • Parking Brake: Spring-Applied, Hydraulic Release (SAHR) on Front Axle
  • Axle Manufacturer: Dana
  • Pump Type: Gear
  • Total Capacity: 40 gpm
  • System Pressure: 3000 psi
  • Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity: 45 gal.
General Specifications
  • Approximate Weight: 22,000 lbs.
  • Length - Less Forks: 19'1"
  • Width: 8'0"
  • Ground Clearance: 16"
  • Wheelbase: 10'0"
  • Turning Radius: 13'8"
  • Overall Height: 7'10"
  • Frame Leveling: ±10°
  • Fuel Capacity: 47 gal.



Engine Type
4045T Interim Tier IV
Engine Manufacturer
John Deere
Rated RPM
2,500 rpm
Fuel Capacity
47 gal.


Max Ground Speed
18.8 mph
22,000 lbs.

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