Is the GEHL the same as the MUSTANG?

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Mustang Gregg

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Are BOTH built by CE Attachments? That's what I am hearing from a dealer. I hear a lot of other crap too. I'm new here, so I don't know what to believe. But one thing for sure---I am purchasing a 80 Hp CTL in the next month. I am leaning toward a New Holland. The machine is mostly going to be used for shearing hedge, locust, ash & cedars & fixing a washed-over dam. The ground is not very steep, but is extremely rocky! I'd sure like more points of view, please. Much obliged in advance, MG
 

SteveH1149

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I had a talk with a Mustang dealer the other day about that. He said that they are both owned by Gehl, as is CE Attachments. They were totally seperate companies until the early 90's when Mustang sold its agricultural division to Gehl. After that they collaborated on a couple of designs. Soon Mustang sold to Gehl, but Gehl kept both brands and home offices open. The differences between the machine (engines, primarily) are the result of Mustang and Gehl dealers not wanting to compete against each other with identical machines. They wanted to have some differences as sales tools. Or that is the way the guy who sold me my new (used) machine tells it.
 

Mustang Gregg

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I had a talk with a Mustang dealer the other day about that. He said that they are both owned by Gehl, as is CE Attachments. They were totally seperate companies until the early 90's when Mustang sold its agricultural division to Gehl. After that they collaborated on a couple of designs. Soon Mustang sold to Gehl, but Gehl kept both brands and home offices open. The differences between the machine (engines, primarily) are the result of Mustang and Gehl dealers not wanting to compete against each other with identical machines. They wanted to have some differences as sales tools. Or that is the way the guy who sold me my new (used) machine tells it.
SteveH: Yup! That is almost the same story I got!!! I have info that those 2 brands are actually built by Takeuchi. And all 3 brands are very close to identical (pretty much EXCEPT for the powerplants). Anyhow, I just bought a new Mustang MTL16. I got it for almost $4000 less than the equivalent Gehl. I also ordered a Hydra-Clip with sprayer. Gonna shear a lotta hedge trees & cedars now. Guess I AM MUSTANG Gregg----- Thanks, Mustang Gregg
 

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SteveH: Yup! That is almost the same story I got!!! I have info that those 2 brands are actually built by Takeuchi. And all 3 brands are very close to identical (pretty much EXCEPT for the powerplants). Anyhow, I just bought a new Mustang MTL16. I got it for almost $4000 less than the equivalent Gehl. I also ordered a Hydra-Clip with sprayer. Gonna shear a lotta hedge trees & cedars now. Guess I AM MUSTANG Gregg----- Thanks, Mustang Gregg
I tell you what, I have only driven Bobcats up to now, but a week ago I bought a Mustang 2074. I am very impressed with the machine.
 

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I tell you what, I have only driven Bobcats up to now, but a week ago I bought a Mustang 2074. I am very impressed with the machine.
*covers eyes*
Converting from Bobcat, shame on you! :)
All kidding a side, glad you like your new Mustang.
 

SteveH1149

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*covers eyes*
Converting from Bobcat, shame on you! :)
All kidding a side, glad you like your new Mustang.
Not sure I am a convert yet, but it is S160 size with S220 power. Sure makes a nice combination. And its the first A/C machine I have had. Now THAT is a nice feature.
 

Tigerotor77W

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Not sure I am a convert yet, but it is S160 size with S220 power. Sure makes a nice combination. And its the first A/C machine I have had. Now THAT is a nice feature.
The 2074 is actually an 863-sized machine. I'm not sure I agree with this trend, but as far as Bobcat goes, they started off the 1,500-2,200 pound class with its 843, then upgraded to the 853, then redesigned that into the 863. The S220 replaced the 863, but its frame size also grew. However, the “old” competition of the Case 1845 and Mustang 2070 and Gehl 5535 remained the same size -- now the Case 430 or 440, Mustang 2076 (bigger than the 2074), and 5540.

So I guess how does the 2074 compare to the 863? :)
 

Rubbertrax2

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The 2074 is actually an 863-sized machine. I'm not sure I agree with this trend, but as far as Bobcat goes, they started off the 1,500-2,200 pound class with its 843, then upgraded to the 853, then redesigned that into the 863. The S220 replaced the 863, but its frame size also grew. However, the “old” competition of the Case 1845 and Mustang 2070 and Gehl 5535 remained the same size -- now the Case 430 or 440, Mustang 2076 (bigger than the 2074), and 5540.

So I guess how does the 2074 compare to the 863? :)
Gehl CTL60 = Mustang MTL15 = Takeuchi TL130 Gehl CTL70 = Mustang MTL20 = Takeuchi TL140 Gehl CTL80 = Mustang MTL25 = Takeuchi TL150 I sell the undercarriage parts for these machines as well as the rubber tracks and they are all interchangeable. I am an aftermarket resource for all your replacement needs. Please give me a call for pricing.
 
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