Gehl RT185

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The Gehl RT185 Compact Track Loader was designed from the ground up...

  • Tier IV-certified Yanmar diesel engines provide 69.6 hp (52.1 kW)
  • Designed from the ground up, the welded chassis aids in superior weight distribution, which further enhances stability, grading, tractive effort and provides a smoother ride.
  • Flush rear door and angled rear towers provide tight rear clearance radius and excellent visibility.
  • Optional rear bumper/counterweight provides additional protection and towing capability.
  • Thick steel plating and heavy-duty pins and bushing strengthen the loader for extreme-duty work.
  • Electronic engine control and foot throttle allow operation at partial throttle, reducing sound levels and fuel consumption.
Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised (mm) 128" (3251)

Operator's Cabin

The extra-large, state-of-the art operator’s station on the RT185 Track Loader is designed for optimal operator comfort resulting in more productivity.

  • Cab forward design with optional IdealAccess™ Folding Cab Door.
  • NEW Back up camera is optional equipment.
  • New, side-folding restraint bars and armrests with multiple adjustments enhance operator safety and comfort.
  • Deluxe High-Back Cushion Seat - Mechanical Suspension delivers outstanding comfort and precision control by moving with the operator during operation.
  • Complicated gauges and cluttered dash readouts are eliminated with a customizable, easy-to-use multi-function display that incorporates all warning/operation lights and machine configuration screens.
  • Optional pressurized sealed cab enclosure with heat/AC, sound reduction material and rear-mounted air filter provide a comfortable, clean and quiet operating environment.


Controls on the Gehl RT185 Compact Track Loader are ergonomically designed to reduce operator fatigue, increase productivity and improve versatility.

  • Adjustable Joystick Pilot controls provides the operator true 1:1 proportional control over the drive system.
  • All-New seat-mounted pilot control system - redesigned cab mount the controls to the seat, providing added leg room and less arm fatigue during operation.
  • Standard 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.
  • Standard, selectable 2-speed drive motors, horn and backup alarm.
  • Optional speed control adds ability to tailor machine operating speeds to application, independent of engine rotation.
  • Standard ISO drive pattern.
  • Multi-purpose LCD display provides easy readout during operation.
  • 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.
  • Easy Manager Telematics


The RT185 engine is packed with plenty of low-end torque, just what a track loader needs to power through the toughest jobs.

  • DPF (Diesel Particulated Filter) Technology.
  • Block Heater is an optional feature 
  • Emissions Compliance (EPA/Euro) Tier IV/Stage 3B, 24 gal (91 L) fuel tank along with a 250 hours Oil Change Interval.


The RT185 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.
  • New cast-iron pump design delivers efficient flow at higher temperatures.
  • Lift cylinders incorporate cushioning for smoother operation when lowering the lift arm.
  • Pilot Hydraulic transmission with direct engine coupling provides high operating efficiency.
  • Power track drive motors deliver superior pushing power.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic quick couplers easily connect under pressure for fast, efficient attachment changes.
Standard Flow Hydraulics - Lift Arm Mounted 21.8 gpm (82.5 L/min)
Optional High Flow Hydraulics - Lift Arm Mounted 32 gpm (128.8 L/min)
Hydraulic Reservoir 18.5 gal (70 L)
System Pressure 3,500 psi (241 bar)

Attachment System

The RT185 Compact Track Loader is available with your choice of two attachment mounting systems designed to enhance jobsite efficiency.

  • Standard All-Tach® system manually engages and disengages with a single lever.
  • Power-A-Tach® system allows for attachment changes electronically at the push of a button, further enhancing jobsite productivity is optional.
  • Both systems are compatible with all universal-style track loader attachments.

Lift Arm

The robust lift-arm on the RT185 Compact Track Loader is designed for optimal strength, visibility and capacity.

  • Radial Lift Path lift arm offers enhanced performance in excavating, grading and digging below grade applications.
  • 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 pivot 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)
Reach - Fully Raised (mm) 34.5" (876)


Serviceability is very important to our customers. The RT185 is sure to exceed your service expectations.

  • Large, gas-spring assisted engine cover and over-sized, flush-mounted rear door allows full access on the rear of the machine for servicing and maintenance.
  • Lockable compartments on the rear towers open to reveal the battery on the left and hydraulic tank on the right.
  • Entire ROPS/FOPS assembly tilts rearward with large gas-springs for easy internal service access.
  • Track rollers and idlers are sealed and require no maintenance.
  • Patented tilt-out foot pod allows for best-in-class foot well cleanout and provides perfect access to the fuel tank and other components under the cab.
  • Coded wiring takes the guesswork out of electrical system identification.

IdealTrax™ INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE Automatic Track Tensioning System
- Eliminate weekly tension check
- Cut down on costly track replacements

IdealTrax™ system ensures the proper track tensioning when the engine is started.
To reduce strain on the track components, the tension is release when the engine is turned off.


Overall Operating Height - Fully Raised 168"
Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised 128"
Reach - Fully Raised 34.5"
Dump Angle - Fully Raised 40.2°
Dump Height - Fully Raised 98"
Maximum Rollback Angle - Fully Raised 102.5°
Overall Height at ROPS 83"
Overall Length with Bucket - Standard Counterweight 148"
Overall Length without Bucket - Standard Counterweight 114.8"
Specified Height 67.5"
Reach at Specified Height 31.1"
Dump Angle at Specified Height 66.8°
Maximum Rollback Angle at Ground 30°
Carry Position 8.2"
Maximum Rollback Angle at Carry Position 31.6°
Digging Position + Above Ground/ - Below Ground +0.9"
Angle of Departure with Standard Counterweight 30.4°
Ground Clearance 12.5"
Track Gauge 51.7"
 Track Shoe Width 12.6"
Crawler Base 54.8"
Overall Width - Less Bucket 64.4"
Bucket Width 65.9"
Clearance Radius - Front With Bucket 91.4"
Clearance Radius - Rear with Standard Counterweight 65.6"
Maximum Rollback at Specified Height  66.8°
Angle of Approach 90°
Grouser Height 1"
Operating Capacity at 35% Tipping Load 1,850 lbs.
Operating Capacity at 50% Tipping Load 2,643 lbs.
Tipping Load 5,286 lbs.
Operating Weight 9,160 lbs.
Make/Model Yanmar/4TNV98C-NMSL
Type 4-Stroke Naturally Aspirated
Displacement/Cylinders 203
Gross Power @ rpm 69.9 hp @ 2500
Net Power @ rpm 68.4 hp @ 2500
Peak Torque @ rpm 178 ft.-lbs. @ 1625
Oil Pump Capacity 11 qts.
Alternator Voltage/Amperage 14V/100A
Track Drives  
Drawbar Pull/Tractive Effort 10,218 lbs.
Track Type/Track Rollers/Roller Type Rubber/4/Steel
Track Width 12.6"
Ground Pressure 6.3 psi
Bucket Breakout - Tilt Cylinder 5,354 lbs.
Bucket Breakout - Lift Cylinder 5,016 lbs.
Ground Speed - Single Speed 5.9 mph
Ground Speed - Two Speed 8.8 mph
Fuel Tank 24 gal.
Hydraulic Reservoir Tank 11 gal.
Coolant Capacity 3.5 gal.
Auxiliary Hydraulic Flow - Rated Speed @ rpm 18.5 gpm @ 2500
Height-Flow Hydraulic Flow - Rated Speed 34 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 850 CCA @ 0°F
Sound & Vibration  
Sound Power 103.0 dB
Operator Ear 82.0 db
Hand/Arm Vibration ≤ 2.73m/s²
Whole Body Vibration ≤ 0.98m/s²
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