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Gehl Telescopic Handler - RS5-19

Max Lift Height - 19 ft. 1 in., Max Lift Capacity - 5,500 lb.

The RS5-19 is built to work hard and completes the job. These telescopic handlers are very similar to forklifts. Forklifts can be used to carry lumber, bricks, steel beams, and many other heavy materials. They can also be found in many warehouses. Overall, forklifts can help smooth out operations to finish projects in a timely manner. These telescopic handlers differ from forklifts because they do all that is listed but with a boom which allows for the machine to reach new heights.

  • A rigid frame provides extra stability in the machine’s base.
  • Low boom design increases operator’s visibility.
  • Hydraulic hoses routed inside the boom protect them from jobsite hazards.
  • Reinforced nose on the inner boom provides added strength.
  • Double-wall rear tower provides extra support for increased longevity.
  • Hydraulic self-leveling lift action automatically keeps the load level as the boom is raised.
  • Dana axles are proven in this application.
  • SAHR (Spring-applied, hydraulic-release) parking brake located on the front brakes eliminates the adjustments and cable stretch associated with other telescopic handler models.
  • Inboard wet-disc service brakes with individual bleeders for each brake.
  • Limited slip differential is located on front axle.
  • Highly visible boom level indicator is located on the outer boom and an easy-to-read frame level gauge is located in the cab with angle degrees.
System Pressure (bar) 3,350 psi (231)
Hydraulic System Total Capacity (L/min) 20 gpm (83)

Operator's Cabin

The operator’s cab in the RS5-19 Telescopic Handler is anything but compact. A modern, ergonomic design maximizes comfort.

  • High-back seat with right-side adjustable armrest; suspension seat optional.
  • Storage compartment under seat.
  • Full 360° visibility.
  • Optional air conditioning.
  • Ergonomic design features all gauges, indicator lights and switches on the right-side dash panel
  • ROPS/FOPS canopy standard; ROPS/FOPS cab with heater optional



To enhance maneuverability, the RS5-19 Telescopic Handler has three steering modes. An operator can change between 2-wheel, 4-wheel and crab-type steering by flipping a switch in the operator’s station.


The RS5-19 Telescopic Handler 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.
  • Rexroth 2-speed.
  • Limited-slip differential in the front axle provides additional traction in muddy and unimproved surfaces.
Manufacturer Yanmar
Model 4TNV98C Tier IV
Power (kW) 69 hp (50.1)
Maximum Travel Speed (km/hr) 15 mph (24)
Rated Speed 2,500 rpm


The model RS5-19 makes no exceptions when it comes to hydraulic performance. This machine can take virtually anything.

  • Auto-leveling feature keeps loads level when raising/lowering the boom.
Pump Type Gear
Total Capacity (L/min) 20 gpm (83)
System Pressure (bar) 3,350 psi (231)
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity (L) 18 gal. (68)


There is a tool for every job, and the RS5-19 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 Jib Boom - 5' (1.5 m) with winch and 60' (18.3 m) cable.


The RS5-19 Telescopic Handler has an intelligent design that protects components and provides easy access for routine maintenance.

  • The engine hood lifts fully out of the way, providing easy access to the battery and oil fill.
  • A hinged access door provides easy access to the engine oil drain.
  • Hydraulic oil fill cap is located on the top of the engine compartment for easier access, with a spill guard for extra protection.
  • A protective sleeve over the exhaust pipe increases safety when working on the engine.
  • A dual-element air filter protects the engine from airborne contaminants.
  • Brake fluid level can be checked without tools.

Gehl Telescopic Handlers