Gehl adds the 283Z zero-tail-swing compact excavator to its line-up. The 2.8-ton 283Z can be transported on a passenger car trailer with a permissible weight of 3.5 tons. The size of the operator’s compartment is maximized by mounting the 20.4-hp Yanmar diesel engine on the side of the machine, and the hydraulic and fuel tanks on the rear of the machine. This provides the operator with more space and legroom. To maximize serviceability, a large, lockable engine hood opens to allow complete access to hydraulic system test ports, hydraulic pumps and all engine components.