GEHL 550 Articulated Loader

550 Articulated Loader

  • Static Tipping Load with Bucket Straight (kg): 4,830 lbs. (2190)
  • Power (kW): 60 hp (44.7)
  • Bucket Hinge Pin Height (mm): 124.45" (3161)
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Operator's Cabin


Operators world-wide will find state-of-the-art ergonomics, unsurpassed visibility and ease of operation.

  • Tiltable steering column with center-mount instrumentation for easy operator reference.
  • The deluxe suspension seat is spring-suspended with a high amount of travel providing a comfortable ride for the operator.
  • Excellent 360-degree visibility is achieved by positioning the operator above instead of behind the load for safe operation and excellent view of the attachment.
  • All models feature comfortable and easy-to-access grab handles to assist entry and exit.
  • A complete cab enclosure option provides enhanced comfort and safety for all-day-long operation.
  • Wide side doors can be latched fully open for full side-to-side ventilation. They also provide easy entry and exit from both sides of the machine.
  • Cab doors have an extended-latch design, which allows latching in a slightly-open position for limited ventilation, per operator preference.
  • Standard equipment includes heating system, four working lights, wipers on front and rear windows, a cup holder and adjustable side mirrors.
  • Spacious surface window area offers excellent all-around visibility.
  • Generous sound absorbing material between the cab and engine compartment is standard with cab enclosure and suppresses sound levels.


The GEHL 550 Articulated Loader features simple-to-use controls at your finger tips. Even the most un-accustomed operator will be comfortable operating these loaders.

  • Multi-function joystick lever controls the lift arm, bucket, float, travel direction, differential lock and auxiliary hydraulic functions
  • Inching pedal allows operators to vary the ground speed while maintaining a fixed engine speed, to optimally run attachments while enabling precise control.
  • Engine speed can be conveniently controlled two ways: (1) with the right foot throttle or (2) with the convenient hand throttle, which also allows the ground speed to be controlled independently of engine speed.
  • Differential lock button on joystick increases traction for 100% effective engagement of axles.
  • 2-speed (and optional 3-speed) hydrostatic drive can be activated “on the go” by a switch on the joystick.



GEHL AL550 articulated loaders are equipped with industry-proven Deutz diesel engines.

  • Powerful, quiet and efficient Deutz diesel engines with excellent performance for all applications.
  • Excellent reputation for reliable cold-starting and smooth operation.
Make Deutz
Model TD 2.2 L3
Number of Cylinders 3
Power (kW) @ 2400 rpm 61 hp (45.5)
Displacement (L) .48 gal (2.2)


Power, performance and precision. Achieve this and more with superior hydraulics and handy time-saving features.

  • Two auxiliary hydraulic lines with flat-faced couplers power a variety of tools and make attachment changes easy.
  • Hydraulic hoses are nestled within the lift arms, keeping them out of the loader linkage “damage zone” during lifting and dumping operations.
  • Optional High Flow, or additional hydraulic functions can be added to drive even the most demanding equipment and make this took carrier respond to your specific needs.
  • The Float feature allows for "floating" of the lift arm for light scraping or rear-ward leveling actions.
Work Hydraulic System Flow (L/min) 15.4 gpm (58.3)
Drive Hydraulic System Pressure (bar) 3,045 psi (210)
Drive Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity (L) 11.9 gal. (45)

Lift Arm

The lift arm on the AL550 is designed to achieve maximum strength, excellent visibility and fast cycle times.

  • The Z-bar linkage provides excellent bucket breakout forces.
  • Linkage becomes recessed in the lift arm at full lift heights for protection when dumping into trucks/trailers and provides excellent forward visibility.
  • Linkage design allows for mechanical self-leveling action in both up and down directions.
  • Excellent bucket dump angles at the mid- and top-ranges of the lift path as well as outstanding forward reach at mid-range.



Get into the tightest spaces with ease. The 550 goes anywhere and does almost everything.

  • A heavy-duty articulating joint offers 45-degree turning angles each way and provides optimal maneuverability with a tight turning radius. Articulated steering has minimal affect on turf and ground surfaces and extends the life of the tires.
  • Chassis oscillates 10 degrees each way, for 20 degrees of total oscillation, to maintain traction by keeping the wheels on the ground on uneven terrain.
  • The tail follows where the front leads, providing excellent maneuverability. The bucket and tires follow a constant turn radius, so the rear of the loader follows the path of the front tires.
  • Narrow machine width allows access to tight, confined spaces that most skid loaders with comparable operating capacities cannot access.
  • High ground clearance allows the loaders to pass over objects in the work-path with ease.


Reduced downtime is made possible by intelligent engineering and advanced design.

  • Perform daily service checks with ease through the rear engine cover, which provides access to the engine, hydraulic reservoir filler and filter, radiator, and more.
  • Hydraulic components are provided with diagnostic test ports for easy access when required.
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Specifications (standard)


 Length with Bucket on Ground 186.5"
 Wheelbase 68.7"
Height to Top of Cab 91.1"
Maximum Reach Height 16.9"
Bucket Hinge Pin Height 124.4"
Width Over Tires 54.3"
ROPS Width 48.3"
Ground Clearance 10.2"
Outer Turning Radius 126.2"
Articulation Angle from Center 45°
Maximum Dump Angle at Full Height 44.7°


Make Deutz
Model/Number of Cylinders TD 2.2 L3 / 3
Power @ 2400 rpm 61 hp
Displacement  .48 gal

Load Capacities

Static Tipping Load with Bucket
    Straight 4,828 lbs.
    Full Turn 3,732 lbs.
Static Tipping Load with Forks
    Straight 3,411 lbs.
    Full Turn 2,654 lbs. 
Bucket Breakout 9,755 lbs
Operating Weight 7,469 lbs.


Work Hydraulic System Flow  15.4 gpm
Drive Hydraulic System Pressure  3,045 psi
Drive Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity  11.9 gal. 


Battery 12-volts
Fuel Tank Capacity 21.8 gal. 
Maximum Travel Speed 17.5 mph
Tire Size - Standard 33 x 15.5-16.5

1 - Per SAE J818 SAE J732


Specifications (metric)


Length with Bucket on Ground 4736 mm
Wheelbase 1744 mm
Height to Top of Cab 2313 mm
Maximum Reach Height 430 mm
Bucket Hinge Pin Height 3160 mm
Width Over Tires 1479 mm
ROPS Width 1228 mm
Ground Clearance 258 mm
Outer Turning Radius 3205 mm
Articulation Angle from Center 45°
Maximum Dump Angle at Full Height 44.7°


Make Deutz
Model/Number of Cylinders TD 2.2 L3 / 3
Power @ 2400 rpm 45.5 kW
Displacement  2.2 L

Load Capacities

Static Tipping Load with Bucket
    Straight 2190 kg
    Full Turn 1693 kg
Static Tipping Load with Forks
    Straight 1547 kg
    Full Turn 1204 kg
Bucket Breakout 4425 kg
Operating Weight 3388 kg


Work Hydraulic System Flow  58.3 L/min
Drive Hydraulic System Pressure  210 bar
Drive Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity  45 L


Battery 12-volts
Fuel Tank Capacity 82.5 L
Maximum Travel Speed 28 km/hr
Tire Size - Standard 33 x 15.5-16.5

1 - Per SAE J818 and SAE J732




Four-Post Canopy Standard
Cabin with Heat Optional
Cabin with Heat and Air Conditioning Optional


Power-A-Tach® Attachment Mounting System Standard
Hydrostatic Drive System, Two-Speed Standard
Inching Pedal Standard
Z-bar Loader Linkage with Limited Self-leveling Standard

Electrical System

12-volt Battery Optional

Operator Station

Adjustable 2-inch Seat Belt Standard
Adjustable 3-inch Seat Belt Optional
Air Conditioning Optional
Back-Up Alarm Optional
Adjustable Seat Standard
Adjustable Air Suspension Seat Optional 
Multi-Function Joystick Control Standard
Radio (Bluetooth, Hands-Free) Optional
Tilt-Steering Column Standard

Work Lights

Front and Rear Work Lights Standard
LED Work Lights Optional


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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