Gehl 540 Articulated Loader

540 Articulated Loader (Cab)

  • Rated Operating Capacity with Bucket: 1161 kg
  • Power: 35 kW
  • Bucket Hinge Pin Height: 3055 mm
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Gehl 540 Articulated Loader

Operator's Cabin

Gehl 540 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 540 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 hydrostatic drive can be activated “on the go” by a switch on the joystick.
Gehl 540 Articulated Loader Joystick Controls


Gehl 540 Articulated Loader Engine

Gehl articulated loaders are equipped with industry-proven Yanmar diesel engines.

  • Powerful, quiet and efficient Interim Tier IV-certified Yanmar diesel engines with excellent performance for all applications.
  • Excellent reputation for reliable cold-starting and smooth operation.
Make Yanmar
Model 4TNV88 Interim Tier IV
Number of Cylinders 4
Power @ 2800 rpm 35 kW
Displacement 2.2 L


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.
  • Lift arm and bucket float features allow for “floating” of the lift arm for light scraping or rear-ward leveling actions. Bucket float is a special feature that adds control and more operator flexibility for operating certain attachments with only bucket float.
Work Hydraulic System Flow  56.8 L/min
Work Hydraulic System Pressure 207 bar
Drive Hydraulic System Pressure 410 bar
Drive Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity 42 L/min
Gehl 540 Hydraulics Articulated Loader

Lift Arm

The lift arm on the 540 is designed to achieve maximum strength, excellent visibility and fast cycle times.

  • Parallel-type linkage provide 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.
  • Nitro-steel rods on the hydraulic cylinders resist abrasion, pitting, scratching and corrosion.
  • Excellent bucket dump angles at the mid- and top-ranges of the lift path as well as outstanding forward reach at mid-range.
  • Adjustable down-stop positioning for low position height control.
Gehl 540 Lift Arm


Gehl 540 Maneuverability Cabin Tilt

Get into the tightest spaces with ease. The 540 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.
  • The tilting iso-mounted operator’s platform with gas spring lift assistance provides access to the engine fuel and oil filters, battery, and hydraulic pump.
  • Hydraulic components are provided with diagnostic test ports for easy access when required.
  • The control module interlock system located behind the seat on the operator’s platform has LEDs for electrical diagnostic checking.
Gehl Articulated Loader 540 Engine Access






A  Length with Bucket on Ground 4510 mm 4510 mm 4510 mm
B  Shipping Length 3790 mm 3790 mm 3790 mm
C  Front Wheel Center to Pivot Pin 723 mm 723 mm 723 mm
D  Wheelbase 1741 mm 1741 mm 1741 mm
E  Rear Overhang 1184 mm 1184 mm 1184 mm
F  Height to Top of Cab 2473 mm 2310 mm 2310 mm
G  Folded ROPS Height 1895 mm N/A N/A
H  Hood Height 1521 mm 1521 mm 1521 mm
J  Maximum Reach Height 3617 mm 3617 mm 3617 mm
K  Bucket Hinge Pin Height 3055 mm 3055 mm 3055 mm
L  Ground Plane to Bucket Edge Height 2860 mm 2860 mm 2860 mm
M  Dump Clearance at Full Height 2300 mm 2300 mm 2300 mm
N  Dump Reach at Full Height 445 mm 445 mm 445 mm
P  Width Over Tires 1380 mm 1380 mm 1380 mm
R  ROPS Width 985 mm 1030 mm 1081 mm
S  Ground Clearance 265 mm 265 mm 265 mm
T  Turning Radius with Bucket 3220 mm 3220 mm 3220 mm
U  Outer Turning Radius 2750 mm 2750 mm 2750 mm
V  Inner Turning Radius 1365 mm 1365 mm 1365 mm
W  Articulation Angle from Center 45° 45° 45°
X  Rollback at Height 45° 45° 45°
Y  Maximum Dump Angle at Full Height 47° 47° 47°
Z  Bucket Rollback at Ground 40° 40° 40°
AA  Attachment Pivot Clearance 212 mm 212 mm 212 mm
BB  Wheel Radius 405 mm 405 mm 405 mm
CC  Bucket Width - Standard 1524 mm 1524 mm 1524 mm


Make Yanmar Yanmar Yanmar
Model/Number of Cylinders 4TNV88 Interim Tier IV/4 4TNV88 Interim Tier IV/4 4TNV88 Interim Tier IV/4
Power @ 2800 rpm 35 kW 35 kW 35 kW
Displacement  2.2 L 2.2 L 2.2 L

Load Capacities

Rated Operating Capacity with Bucket1 1116 kg 1145 kg 1161 kg
Static Tipping Load with Bucket
    Straight 2237 kg 2290 kg 2330 kg
    Full Turn 1771 kg 1800 kg 1860 kg
Static Tipping Load with Forks

    Straight 1634 kg 1682 kg 1703 kg
    Full Turn 1278 kg 1333 kg 1352 kg
Bucket Breakout 47.8 kN 47.8 kN 47.8 kN
Operating Weight 3307 kg 3357 kg 3502 kg


Work Hydraulic System Flow  56.8 L/min 56.8 L/min 56.8 L/min
Work Hydraulic System Pressure 207 bar 207 bar 207 bar
Drive Hydraulic System Pressure  410 bar 410 bar 410 bar
Drive Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity  42 L 42 L  42 L 


Battery 12-volts 12-volts 12-volts
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 68 L 68 L
Maximum Travel Speed 20 km/hr 20 km/hr 20 km/hr
Tire Size - Standard 33 x 15.5-16.5 33 x 15.5-16.5 33 x 15.5-16.5

1 - Per SAE J818 and SAE J732

Gehl 540 Articulated Loader Specifications Diagram






Two-Post Foldable ROPS Standard
Four-Post Canopy Optional
Cab Optional


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


Engine Block Heater Optional Optional Optional

Electrical System

12-volt Battery Standard Standard Standard
Instrumental Panel - Deluxe Optional Optional Optional
Remote Battery Terminal Standard Standard Standard

Operator Station

Adjustable 2-inch Seat Belt Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable 3-inch Seat Belt Optional Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Unavailable Unavailable Optional
Back-Up Alarm Optional Optional Optional
Dual-Element Air Cleaner with Indicator Standard Standard Standard
Full-Suspension Seat - Adjustable Standard Standard Standard
Multi-Function Joystick Control Standard Standard Standard
Operator Presence Seat Switch Standard Standard Standard
Radio Unavailable Optional Optional
Sound Reduction Package Optional Optional Standard
Tilt-Steering Column Standard Standard Standard


Tiltable Operator's Platform Optional Standard Standard

Work Lights

Road Lights Optional Optional 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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