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Gehl 7800 vs backhoe

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by maximus44, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. maximus44

    maximus44 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Hi guys, have a question for you(anyone,lol)
    what do you guys think would be best for plowing: a Gehl 7800(100hp),or a Terex rubber tire loader(90hp)?
    I can buy the Terex new for 55k.
    Dont know what a Gehl is worth.
    Also,which will be more versatile in the spring/summer/fall when I'm not plowing?
    Thanks in advance guys!!tymusic
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Are you looking at the Vectra? Are they $55,000?
     
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Depends on your lots and how you have to transport them
    Big wide open areas, the loader with a big pusher box (or a big blade)

    tighter, smaller areas , the skid steer.
     
  4. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    the Gehl is about the same $$$ $50-55k
     
  5. joe74

    joe74 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I am looking into a 7810 Gehl or 2109 Mustang and wanted to hear from guys that use them how they work for snow. I have both a 10 and 12 foot pusher. The lot I have is large. I have been renting a 14000-16000 lb small terex wheel loader. The skid steer will be just about as fast as the loader. I think the skid will be quicker to use than the loader with turns and things. I have a single speed 85xt to use on the other pusher. I could use the big skid in the landscaping and excavating end of things too. Any feedback would be great.
     
  6. Fordtruckman88

    Fordtruckman88 Member
    Messages: 57

    got a terex 760b probably the machine your looking at and it is a great machine
     
  7. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    The machines will both run 12ft pushers...but the hoe is heavier. I think it will really depend on your lots. if you can push both directions the gehl will be faster. if you have long runs in 1 direction the hoe will be faster.

    i have a gehl on 1 of my sites and its fantastic. However you need to make sure the owners know its not a reg. ss and that they are going to be paying backhoe rates for it.