By Mike Anderson, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

GehlA 3-metric-ton model recently added to the Gehl compact excavator line features a design that, despite the machine's small size, enhances operator space and machine serviceability. With the Gehl 383Z zero-tail-swing excavator, the 29-horsepower Yanmar diesel engine is mounted on the side, and the hydraulic and fuel tanks are at the rear. Weighing about 8,000 pounds when equipped with a cab, the Gehl 383Z features a drive motor load-sensing system that automatically shifts between low and high range.