Gehl Chromes-Out Commemorative Skid Steer

Gehl Company "chromed-out" a Gehl model 7810E to commemorate the Company's 150th anniversary. The 10,000-pound unit is covered in chrome, making it a one-of-a-kind skid loader. The original concept for the machine was created by Form-I Design based in Waverly, Iowa. The design features a highly reflective gold and black finish and includes laser-cut Gehl logos in the ROPS side screens. Large decals on the lift arm display historical milestones of Gehl Company. Milsco, a long-time Gehl supplier based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, contributed a customized seat for the project. Covered in leather, the seat is decorated with silver piping and an embroidered Gehl 150th anniversary logo. The most challenging aspect of the design was the chrome-like reflective surface of the machine. To achieve this dynamic finish, Gehl Company contracted with XXX Chrome Plating in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The machine's exterior received chrome plating treatments in gold, black and mercury, using a highly specialized chroming process. The interior cab components were sanded and chrome plated, and the headliner received a leather treatment to match the seat. Custom-made 3-D chrome plates with a laser-cut Gehl 150th anniversary logo adorn the sides of the bucket, the front of each lift arm and the steel mesh on the rear engine cover.

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