Gehl R165 Skid Loader

R165 Skid Loader

  • Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised: 3023 mm
  • Rated Operating Capacity: 748 kg
  • Gross Power: 52 kW
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Gehl R165 Skid Loader


The Gehl R165 rounds up the mid-frame skid loader class with top-notch performance. 

Net Power (kW) 68.4 hp (51)
Maximum Torque (Nm) 178 ft.-lbs. (241)
Rated Operating Capacity (kg) 1,650 lbs. (748)

Operator's Cabin

The R165 features a new, state-of-the-art, fully-adjustable operator's cab.

  • Sound reduction material within the cab suppresses outside noise for a quieter operator environment.
  • A front-lifting restraint bar with integrated armrests provides personalized comfort and increased safety.
  • Standard high-back adjustable seat and optional air-ride suspension seat or mechanical suspension seat provide enhanced, all-day comfort.
  • Cab forward design enhances view to the bucket edge. Lowered rear towers improve visibility to the rear of the machine.
  • Hydraloc™ System - Brakes and hydraulics are applied automatically whenever the operator raises the restraint bar, leaves the operator's seat or switches off the ignition.
  • Creature comforts include automatic dome light, cup holder, 12-volt outlet, storage tray and multiple adjustable air vents. 


Digital Color Display Skid Loader
  • Digital color display shows real time fuel consumption, engine RPM's, machine hours, engine diagnostic codes, warning indicators and much more.
  • Three control options include T-Bar, Joystick, and Hand/Foot.
  • All instrumentation is conveniently located in the upper-right and left instrument panels for easy access. 
  • Hydraloc™ system applies brakes whenever the operator raises the restraint bar, leaves the operator’s seat or switches off the ignition.


The R165 is equipped with an all-new Yanmar Tier IV naturally-aspirated diesel engine. 

  • Automatic glow plug heating system provides superior cold-weather starting.
  • After treatment meets all Tier IV requirements through proven technology. 
Make Yanmar
Model 4TNV98C-NMS2
Net Power (kW) @ rpm 69.9 hp (52) @ 2500
Maximum Torque (Nm) @ rpm 178 ft.-lbs. (241 Nm) @ 1625
Displacement (L) 201.4 (3.3)


The R165 has amped-up hydraulic systems which incorporate intuitive design for precise controllability.

  • Standard proportional auxiliary hydraulic control gives the operator the ability to adjust attachment speeds with infinitely adjustable flow control.
  • Attachments changes are clean and easy with flat-faced quick couplers that allow for changes by hand instead of tools.
  • Hardened chrome cylinder rods resist pitting, rusting and scratching, extending the life of the cylinders.
Auxiliary Hydraulics - Standard (L/min) 18.9 gpm (71.4)
High-Flow Auxiliary Hydraulics - Option (L/min) N/A
Reservoir Capacity (L) 11 gal. (41.6)

Lift Arm

The R165 features an all-new low-profile lift arm.

  • 42% more visibility with new low-profile lift arm.
  • Selectable hydraulic self-leveling option keeps the bucket level throughout the lift cycle.


Excellent service access and quality components pair up to provide durable machines that are easy to maintain.

  • Large engine cover is hinged and positioned by gas-springs to assist lifting and holding in place, and allows for easy return to closed/operating position.
  • Swing-out rear door easily opens on hinges, allowing full access to filters and fluid reservoirs, for servicing and maintenance.
  • All-new swing-out cooler provides improved access to the engine bay area.
  • Entire ROPS/FOPS assembly tilts rearward with a gas-spring assist for easy internal access to the pumps, hydraulic valve bank and drive motors.
  • All-new cab safety restraint & pull cord safely holds ROPS/FOPS in raised position. 
  • Removable plate for easy cleanout of foot area inside ROPS/FOPS



A  Overall Operating Height - Fully Raised 3876 mm
B  Height to Hinge Pin - Fully Raised 3018 mm
C  Overall Height to Top of ROPS 1948 mm
D  Overall Length with Bucket  3101 mm
E  Dump Angle at Full Height 38°
F  Dump Height 2380 mm
G  Dump Reach at Full Height  579 mm
J  Rollback at Ground 28°
M  Rollback Angle at Full Height 99°
O  Seat to Ground Height 904 mm
P  Wheelbase  988 mm
Q  Overall Width - Less Bucket A  1605 mm
R  Bucket Width  1562 mm
S  Ground Clearance to Chassis  160 mm
V  Overall Length - Less Bucket  2385 mm
W  Departure Angle 21°
X  Clearance Circle – Front w/ Bucket 1869 mm
Y  Clearance Circle – Front w/o Bucket  1153 mm
Z  Clearance Circle – Rear  1466 mm
Standard Specification Tire Size 10.00 x 16.5 HD


Make Yanmar
Model 4TNV98C-NMS2
Tier IV
Gross Power @ 2500 rpm 51.7 kW
Net Power @ 2500 rpm 51 kW
Maximum Torque 178 Nm @ 1625
Displacement 3.3 L

Hydraulic System

Auxiliary Hydraulics - Standard 71.4 L/min
High-Flow Auxiliary Hydraulics - Option  114 L/min
Reservoir Capacity 41.6 L

Electrical System

Battery 950 CCA
Starter 3.0 kW
Alternator 100-amp


Rated Operating CapacityB 748 kg
Rated Operating Capacity with Optional CounterweightB 816.5 kg
Fuel Tank 62.5 L
Travel Speed - Maximum 12.6 km/hr
Travel Speed with Two-Speed Option - Maximum 19.5 km/hr
Operating WeightC - Approximate 2796 kg

A - Overall width is dependent upon the amount of wheel offset.

B - Per SAE J818, SAE J732, and ISO 14397

C - Weight of base unit with standard equipment, standard tires (heavy-duty flotation), standard dirt-construction bucket and 79 kg operator.


Control Patterns

Gehl T-Bar Controls - Servo Optional
Hand/Foot Controls - Pilot Optional
Joystick Controls - Pilot Optional


Engine Auto-Shutdown System Standard
Engine Block Heater Optional
Naturally-Aspirated Engine Standard


Auxiliary Hydraulics Standard

Operator Station

Restraint Bar with Integrated Armrests Standard
Heating Optional
A/C Standard
High-Back Adjustable Seat Standard
Suspension Seat - Mechanical Optional
Suspension Seat - Air Ride Optional
Cab Enclosure Optional
Foot and Hand Throttles Standard
Full Instrumentation Standard
Horn Standard
Integral Access Plate (Removable) Standard
ROPS/FOPS Level II Overhead Guard Standard
Sound Reduction Material Standard
Work Lights - Front and Rear Standard


All-Tach® Attachment Mounting System Standard
Power-A-Tach® Attachment Mounting System Optional
Anti-Vandalism Protection Standard
Back-Up Alarm Optional
Brake Control (Auto/Manual) Standard
Counterweight Optional
Hydraglide™ Ride Control Optional
Hydraloc™ Safety System Standard
Hydrostatic Drive - Servo Standard
Lift Arm Support Device Standard
Selectable Self-Leveling Hydraulic Lift Action Standard


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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