RS8-44X Telescopic Handler

  • Rated Lift Capacity: 3629 kg
  • Gross Power: 86 kW
  • Maximum Lift Height: 13.4 m
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The model RS8-44X is built with high quality components, which enhance performance on all levels.

  • 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 RS8-44X 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 RS8-44X 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 4.2 m

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.
Gehl RS8-44 Telehandler Remote Boom Control


Gehl RS8-44 Telehandler Engine Access

The RS8-44X 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 86 kW
Maximum Travel Speed 30.3 km/hr
Rated Speed 2,500 rpm


The model RS8-44X 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 151 L/min
System Pressure 207 bar
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity 170 L
Gehl RS8-44 Telehandler Hydraulics


Gehl RS8-44 Telehandler Attachment System

There is a tool for every job, and the RS8-44X 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 – 1219 mm and 1676 mm wide.
C Fork Shift - 1270 mm wide.
D Personnel Work Platforms - 180° swing platform and 1219 mm x 1270 mm x 2895 mm platform.
E Swing Carriage – 90° and 180° swing.
F Log and Pipe Grapple.
G Jib Boom - 1.5 m with winch and 18.3 m cable.
H Truss Boom - 4.5 m with optional winch.


Plenty of access points and over-sized covers make service and maintenance on the RS8-44X 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.
Gehl RS8-44 Telehandler Service Access



Lift Capacity 3629 kg
Maximum Lift Height 13.4 m
Capacity at Maximum Lift Height 3176 kg
Maximum Forward Reach 9.3 m
Capacity at Maximum Forward Reach 454 kg
Maximum Reach Below Grade 406 mm


Manufacturer John Deere
Model 4045T Tier III
Power  86 kW
Aspiration Turbocharged
Rated Speed 2500 rpm


Transmission Dana 3-speed Powershift
Maximum Travel Speed 30.3 mph
Selective Steering 4-Wheel
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  151 L/min
System Pressure  207 bar
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity  170 L

General Specifications

Approximate Weight 10659 kg
Length - Less Forks 6.1 m
Width 2.4 m
Ground Clearance 400 mm
Wheelbase 3.0 m
Turning Radius 4.2 m
Overall Height 2.4 m
Frame Leveling ±10°
Fuel Capacity 178 L

Tire Options

13.00 x 24/12 PR
13.00 x 24/12 PR Foam-Filled
13.00 x 24/12 PR - Rock
13.00 x 24 Solid Rubber


Gehl stands behind its products with a powerful warranty program. We know that Gehl equipment is put to the test each day, and we engineer and build our equipment to stand up to the challenges they face. To back up our commitment to quality, all Gehl equipment is backed by a twelve month warranty. An extended warranty is available for additional protection to your investment. Read more by clicking on the link to our warranty page below.

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