Gehl Company

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Gehl Company
Industry Heavy equipment
Founded 1859
Headquarters West Bend, WI, United States
Key people
William D. Gehl, CEO & Chairman
Products Construction & Agriculture Machinery
Revenue IncreaseUS$457.6 million (2007)[1]
IncreaseUS$24.9 million (2007)[1]
Number of employees
A Gehl telehandler.

Gehl Company is an American[2] manufacturer of compact equipment headquartered in West Bend, Wisconsin, United States, North America.[3] The main campus in West Bend, built on 37 acres (15 ha), includes not only the headquarters but also the research and development facilities for the entire enterprise.[4]

Product lines[edit]

The Gehl product lines, including skid steer loaders, track loaders, articulated loaders, asphalt pavers, compact excavators, and telescopic handlers, are used worldwide in construction and agricultural markets.[3] Gehl is North America's largest manufacturer of agricultural machinery other than tractors.[5] The Gehl Company owns the rights to manufacture Mustang skid steer loaders, and previously distributed Takeuchi Compact Track Loaders under the names Gehl and Mustang.[6]


Gehl was founded by Louis Lucas in 1859.[3]

Gehl was acquired in September 2008 for US$30 a share by the French equipment maker Manitou BF.[6] This allowed the company to expand its telehandler market into the US and enter several new equipment markets.[3][7] The company was delisted from NASDAQ under its ticker symbol GEHL.[citation needed]

In 2007, Gehl and the Milwaukee Brewers announced a naming rights deal for a group party club area in Miller Park.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Gehl Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results; Issues 2008 Full Year Outlook" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
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  3. ^ a b c d "Gehl Products Webpage". Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  4. ^ Manitou Americas (2014). Gehl Company Overview. Retrieved on 2014-03-12 from
  5. ^ "Gehl Products Webpage". Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  6. ^ a b LaMotta, Lisa. "Forbes_merger". Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  7. ^ "Manitou US Products Webpage". Archived from the original on 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  8. ^ Walker, Don (2007-05-10). "Brewers, Gehl Co., strike naming rights deal". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2007. Retrieved from

External links[edit]

Media related to Gehl vehicles at Wikimedia Commons