Productivity is maximized with all-wheel steer in four new 80-Series compact wheel loaders from Gehl Co., West Bend, Wis. The Gehl model 280, 480, 480T (telescope) and 680 AWS loaders are fitted with “intelligent drive” technology for smooth work cycles. They are designed with four-wheel steering and a one-piece chassis, providing maneuverability, stability and tractive power. Gehl says the new 80-Series loaders have the tightest turning radii in the compact loader market. The 80-Series AWS loaders feature operating weights from 7,055 to 12,015 lb, bucket capacities from 1.44 to 2.35 cu yd and rated operating loads from 4,055 to 5,700 lb. EPA Tier II diesel engines range from 38 to 76 hp. With “intelligent drive,” when the loader is driven into a pile of material, speed is automatically reduced and tractive effort is increased without the operator’s changing gears. The loader’s pilot-controlled hydraulic system allows precise handling of loads with minimal effort.