Forget about the inconvenience of adding DEF fluid throughout a typical workday. With its modest speed, the Gehl Telehandler RS8-42 Mark74 is the ideal equipment for work sites with little traffic. With a 42in reach and an 8,000-pound lifting capability, you’ll be able to handle even the most difficult jobs with ease. This machine operates in the same way as GEHL does. All Gehl Mark74 telescopic handlers are equipped with a single joystick control that may be used to regulate travel direction. A single joystick may handle all functions of the machine, including boom extension and retraction, attachment tilt, auxiliary hydraulics, and forward, neutral, and reverse.

Design, Functionality, and Quality

Gehl RS8-42 Mark74 is built by Manitou with high-quality components that give the required performance to achieve the work at hand. Additionally, a factory or field-installed raise hook for the boom tip is now an option. Telescoping booms can raise and position materials while retaining structural integrity thanks to the welded box-section construction, one of the fastest cycle times available. While on uneven terrain, you may level the frame by moving it 10 degrees to the left or right using the frame leveling feature. Internal wet disc brakes provide excellent stopping power and long service life in one package. Improved performance and longer engine life may be achieved by using a dual-element air filter. filtering the air using an element

The RS8-42 Mark74 Telescopic Handler has large, long-lasting operator stations that enhance productivity and comfort. The driver and passengers will have plenty of room to stretch out in the enclosed 44-cubic-foot cab. In addition to the standard canopy, an enclosed cab with ROPS/FOPS canopies is an option. Having the capacity to see almost everything around you increases safety and operational accuracy. The usage of a high-back seat enhances the operator’s comfort. Seats with adjustable suspension are offered as an upgrade. Standard features include both the side and back glass.

Owner’s Manual

Customers who purchased a GEHL TELEHANDLER RS8-42 Mark 74 received an owner’s manual that explained how to perform routine maintenance and repairs. Following the owner’s manual instructions allowed me to utilize all of the vehicle’s capabilities.

  • Safety
  • Maintenance
  • Chassis
  • Engine
  • Drive
  • Transmission
  • Electrical
  • Wiring

Although the Gehl RS8-42 Mark 74 telehandler owner’s manual contains additional operational ideas that may assist the driver in operating the vehicle more easily, these are the most important to be aware of when operating the vehicle.

A Power Lifter

The RS8-42 MArk74 can power all of these tools simultaneously since there is a tool for every task. For attachment adjustments, the Dynattach Quick Attachment technology offers an unequaled hassle. This Manitou factory-installed alternative provides a stable lifting point for transferring hanging things without the need for an additional connection. This new design does not affect Lift capacity, but the quick attachment point allows for more adjustability and less downtime.

The RS8-42 Mark74’s easy-to-access ports and big covers make maintenance and repair a breeze. The big front lid makes maintenance and testing of the hydraulic reservoir and pressure ports easy. Side-mounted fuel tank with access to the batteries and an auxiliary storage box. There are lockable rear-side covers on both sides of the machine that may be pushed out of the way to provide access to the engine for maintenance. Compact hose routing, made possible by shorter hoses between the main valve and the boom, enhances serviceability.


  • Height: 7 ft 10 in
  • Length: 20.87 ft
  • Width: 10 ft

Engine type: Cummins, Stage IV

Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 47 gal


Service Manual

The GEHL TELEHANDLER RS8-42 Mark 74 components are well covered in the detailed service manuals. Each repair done on a Gehl Telehandler should include a service manual.

  • Machine
  • Attachments
  • Body and Framework
  • Operator Station
  • Engine
  • Fuel
  • Exhaust System
  • Cooling System
  • Brakes
  • Steering System
  • Driveline
  • Hydraulic System
  • Electrical System

Professionals and dealerships will benefit from using GEHL TELEHANDLER RS8-42 Mark 74 maintenance instructions. Every owner should have a Gehl Telehandler service manual on hand to refer to while doing maintenance or repairs.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The hydraulic mechanism and control performance of the RS8-42 Mark 74 set it apart from the competition. Standard equipment includes a two-function joystick with a pilot aid. The optional pilot-assisted joystick may regulate the fork tilt and auxiliary function speed. The weights stay level when the boom is raised or lowered, thanks to the auto-leveling system. The RS (Rental Special) Series is the inspiration for this new model. Despite this, it boasts a 74 horsepower (55 kW) and 400 Newton-meters of torque at 2500 rpm turbocharged diesel engine from Cummins. Full-time four-wheel drive, three steering modes, and machine travel rates of up to 15 miles per hour make it the best engine in its class with a Dana 4-speed to powershift gearbox.