Gehl wheel loaders are designed with a focus on safety, ensuring that operators can perform their tasks efficiently without compromising their well-being. Here are some of the prominent safety features commonly found in Gehl wheel loaders:
ROPS/FOPS Cab: Many Gehl wheel loaders come equipped with a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) and Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS) cab. This ensures that the operator is protected from potential rollovers or falling objects.
Visibility: Gehl designs its loaders with maximum visibility in mind. Large windows, well-placed mirrors, and sometimes even rearview cameras ensure that operators have a clear view of their surroundings.
Anti-slip Steps and Platforms: Gehl wheel loaders often feature anti-slip steps and platforms to prevent accidents during entry and exit.
Emergency Exit: In the rare event of an emergency, operators can use the secondary exit route built into the cab.
Hydraulic Lockout: This feature ensures that hydraulic functions are locked out when the operator is not in the seat, preventing unintentional movements.
Seat Belts and Adjustable Seats: These features ensure that the operator remains securely in place, especially during rough operations.
Audible Alarms: Backup alarms alert nearby workers when the loader is reversing, reducing the risk of accidents.
Warning Lights: These include beacon lights and other warning indicators to alert nearby workers of the loader’s operation.
Load Handling Features: Some Gehl wheel loaders come with automatic load leveling or return-to-dig features, ensuring that materials are handled safely and efficiently.
Braking System: Gehl wheel loaders are equipped with efficient braking systems that provide reliable stopping power, even under heavy loads.