New Genie telehandler design lowers cost of ownership, increases lift capacity by 20 percent
Extensively field tested to validate performance, the GTH-1056 has been purposefully designed to lower total cost of ownership by 10 percent while delivering 20 percent more lift capacity at max height in a machine with a 30 percent stronger design.
The GTH-1056 builds on popular features found on the GTH-636 and GTH-846 models, including a side-mounted engine and stronger boom design, to deliver a rugged, reliable telescopic handler with a 10,000 pound (4,536 kg) capacity.
"Customers provided critical feedback after operating multiple units for hundreds of hours on real jobsites," says Josh Taylor, Genie Product Manager. "Design enhancements focus on delivering reliable machine performance for increased productivity on even the most rugged and challenging of jobsites, while improving serviceability and lowering total cost of ownership."
Able to lift 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) at a maximum height of 56 feet and 7 inches (17.25 m), and 3,000 pounds (1,361 kg) at maximum reach of 42 feet (12.8 m), the GTH-1056 boasts a 30 percent stronger boom and chassis. The boom with mid-pivot point uses a single lift cylinder. Taylor explains: "This simpler configuration, combined with a wider, stiffer horsehead efficiently transfers loads in applications imposing high stress on the boom, such as pipe handling or suspended loads."
Genie GTH-1056 product details
Owners can choose from three powertrain options to spec the GTH-1056 to the particular needs of their organization. In addition to the 120 HP Deutz engine with four-speed powershift transmission, Genie also offers a 74 HP Deutz Tier 4f engine with 3-speed powershift transmission or with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
For rental applications, the 74 HP, DEF-free engine option is a low-maintenance solution. CVT delivers performance on par with the 120 HP engine, but with a lower purchase cost and better fuel efficiency. It delivers drawbar pull and drive speed performance that is similar to the 120 HP engine. To ensure the new GTH-1056 delivers on performance while reducing the time and expense of maintenance, the lower horsepower engine does not require Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).
The 120 HP powershift, which delivers 23,110 pounds of drawbar and 18 mph drive speed, is best for customers with dedicated operators working in applications where maximum power and speed is needed every day.
Further supporting rough-terrain operations while lowering total cost of ownership, Genie introduces its new long-life Enduro A/T tires, a hybrid, all-terrain tread design exclusive to Genie. The hybrid tread pattern on the tires combines the best characteristics of rock lug tires and conventional rough terrain tires. A wide centre bar delivers better wear on hard surfaces and self-cleaning outer lugs power through soft, muddy ground without becoming clogged. Enduro A/T tires also provide one-third longer wear before replacement is needed, reducing ownership costs.
The GTH-1056 delivers power to the wheels through limited slip differential on both the front and rear axles, which automatically shifts torque to wheels that are slipping. In addition, these axles are free of hydraulics, reducing maintenance and repair costs.
The design of the GTH-1056 also improves rear visibility for operators, while service personnel will find boom maintenance is easier to accomplish thanks to improved hose routing, chain retention and slide-in wear pads.