Gehl Company

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

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.

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


  1. 1 2 "Gehl Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results; Issues 2008 Full Year Outlook" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "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. 1 2 LaMotta, Lisa. "Forbes_merger". Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  7. "Manitou US Products Webpage". 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

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